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Date: 4/28/12 10:11 PM

I want to get a blind hemmer, and looked up reviews, but I'm still undecided.

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Date: 4/28/12 11:50 PM

I have a tacsew blind hemmer t-500 i had it for 10 years now I use it for may things. main use is pant hems. I never had any trouble with it. i love my little machine. there are two blind hemmers on ebay like mine. rangeing from 200.-225. all the way up to 599.
when i bought mine i paid 500.00
hope this helps.

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Date: 4/29/12 7:55 AM

I did look at the tacsew machines on ebay but the only one I saw that was 200 was for a pick up only and didn"t show model #. I saw the consew for less than the tacsew, I've seen favorable reviews on both, which is why I'm undecided. I was wondering about longevity, and obviously Tacsew lasts from your description. Thank you for your response.

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Date: 4/29/12 9:17 AM

I just bought my Consew 75T on Ebay for $230 last month (free shipping). I haven't used it too much but it seems fairly easy. It is pretty heavy, but I think that's common for these machines. It is made in China and we left it outside for a couple of days to off-gas, it had a typical low quality plastic smell to it (even though the machine is cast iron). I think the smell was from all the little accessories and plastic cover that comes with the machine.

I purchased more needles from Cleaner's Supply for my machine, AllBrands actually has a slightly more expensive price for this model but includes a whole bunch of needles. If I had been paying attention I might have gone with them first to get the "free" needles. The way I did it was a little more expensive but I now have different sized needles for different fabrics (a 5 pack runs about $4.50 from Cleaner's Supply).

Let me know if you'd like for me to take some pictures or answer more questions about my machine. I am strictly a home-sewer so I don't expect to put the thing through rigorous use but it feels like a solid machine. I actually had DH set up, thread, and sew the first seams because I was busy with other time sensitive projects when I first got it. I'm looking forward to playing with it myself over the next couple of weeks. Your question is a good catalyst for me to get to know my machine better!

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Date: 4/29/12 7:48 PM

Thank you for your reply, I might actually go with this one, I did see the one on Allbrands, but thought, "Do I really need all those needles right now?" I saw a post somewhere that said their blind hemmer needles lasted a long time. If you could post a picture of how it's threaded that would be nice, I read that the instructions lead a lot to be desired.

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