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Need comparison review: Viking 6440/6460 Vs viking 150 vs Viking Platinum 770
AMurderOfCrows
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Date: 10/17/06 6:45 PM

is there anyone here who has owned the viking 6440 or 6460 and has since upgraded to another machine?

i want to get my girlfriend a really good machine, and i like the features of the 770, but she sews on really odd stuff, anything from sheers to car straps. She currently owns a 6440, and i was told it will be about $300 minimum to service.

can anyone help with a comparison review between the 6440/6460 and either the 150 or the Platinum 770?


thank you
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Date: 10/17/06 6:56 PM

I'm planning to buy the 770 in a few weeks, but I can't compare it to any machine (other than a mechanical Bernina 1008 which I've owned for a year).

When I tested a 770 at the dealers, it handled half a dozen layers of heavy denim, as well as fine silk, without any problems.

I think the 770 is an excellent machine with great features. And now is an excellent time to buy one since the 770 has been recently discontinued. Hope this helps.

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Date: 10/17/06 7:51 PM

I have had my platinum 770 for about a year and a half. While I wasn't emotionally ready to spend so much on a sewing machine at the time, I have absolutely no regrets. It's been a dream machine. Keep in mind that I do only dressmaking --- no car straps, yet anyway.

I love the sewing advisor, the smart button-hole maker, and the selection of engineered presser feet that are available. The cost of the feet adds up pretty quickly, but if your girlfriend sews clothes, splurge on getting her the walking foot, the straight stitch foot, the straight stitch plate, and the English (vs. metric) plate.


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Date: 10/17/06 8:54 PM

I have a 6440, and the service is usually $70-100 for regular maintenance (more if it needs a part).

For your girlfriend, why not give her a card with a picture of a sewing machine, and let her choose a machine that she can test first?

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In reply to AMurderOfCrows

Date: 10/17/06 11:03 PM

I can't compare, but I have the 770 and love it. I have recently sewed through 12 layers of fabric (some being coating and canvas) and it did fine. For routine maintance the cost runs about $90.

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Date: 10/18/06 4:22 PM

Quote: nancy2001
I'm planning to buy the 770 in a few weeks, but I can't compare it to any machine (other than a mechanical Bernina 1008 which I've owned for a year).



When I tested a 770 at the dealers, it handled half a dozen layers of heavy denim, as well as fine silk, without any problems.



I think the 770 is an excellent machine with great features. And now is an excellent time to buy one since the 770 has been recently discontinued. Hope this helps.

this was helpful, thank you
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Date: 10/18/06 4:25 PM

Quote: mikkim
I can't compare, but I have the 770 and love it. I have recently sewed through 12 layers of fabric (some being coating and canvas) and it did fine. For routine maintance the cost runs about $90.

as was this.

i doubt she will ever do tow strap again, but one never knows....mainly, clothes and dolls are her thing. i just do not want to get her something that will break down.

the 6440, from the guy's description, sounds like it needs more service than the standard, but then again, he might be trying to get out of working on it, or getting ready to rip me one in the wallet because of my being naieve on these things....i don't know

so far, no direct comparisons between the 2 machines.....that's what i'm holding out for, though i think i'm getting her the 770.

thanx all
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Date: 10/18/06 5:34 PM

Are you in Tennessee?

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Date: 10/18/06 9:00 PM

nope, oregon
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Date: 10/18/06 9:05 PM

The 770 is a joy to use. Your girlfriend would be thrilled to receive it as a gift.

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