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Date: 5/20/12 6:01 AM

I am excited to share that I bought a Juki G210 a few days ago. Already pieced, quilted and binded one baby quilt with it. Find it easy to use and quiet.

I was reading the User manual, there is no mention of oiling at all ! Not sure that means I do not have to oil the bobbin 'tray' ( my Horizon 7700 has a little white wick at the base of the bobbin housing which I oiled once in a while.)

Anyone has any idea ?

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Date: 5/20/12 4:19 PM

Yes, you had better oil it. But whomever you bought it from, should have really told you that, and how, I would think. To not even do that, is kind of negligent I would think. But I don't know how things work in Singapore at all. Also if you happen to buy something off the internet, or from some big department store kind of general merchandise kind of store, I actually think a lot of those places really just sort of ignore all that kind of stuff. Their goal is most times just to sell you something, right then and collect the money for it and maybe not always show you how to use it or care for it the best or even help you keep it working good over a long period of time either. I think they expect you to go to someone else for that, and actually pay them money for that kind of thing instead. But if you got someplace to go back to with it, I think you should and then make them explain that or show you how to do it, and /or do that for you too actually.

But if it were mine, I would know just because it was a Sewing Machine, (and does not matter if it's computerized or not, or even has a little wick in the center of the race or not) and so of course it needs lubrication on every moving metal to metal part in it. Also just that it has that in there, to begin with, when it leaves it's factory. But it's not going to stay in there and last in there and be working good like that just forever and ever at all either. So at some point in time, if you want it to keep it on working nice, and not get all siezed up and not turning nice, it is going to have to be re-lubricated on all it's metal to metal moving parts. I would not worry about that for maybe at least a year or so though, unless you are using it an awful lot. Then maybe you do and maybe you do need to do that even more often.

But in the mean time, if it was mine, I would at least be taking off the stitch plate, and taking out the removable bobbin case, and getting all the fabric lint and fuzzies out of it there, and giving it one drop of sewing machine oil in the race area, at least maybe every 20 bobbins I wound and used up. No need to drown it in oil there either though, I think one drop would be about just perfect. At the same time, I would at least be putting a drop of sewing machine oil on a qtip and lubricating the exposed part of my needle bar, where it goes up and down into the machine, even if nothing else. So, at least do that.

It's a modern computerized machine though, so it's not black cast iron anymore, with any oil holes on the top of it. So don't dump in any oil in any cracks, crevices or outer openings in the top of the machine like that at all, aanything you see there, are not oil holes. So to lubricate all the other places more deeper inside that are going to need that eventually, someone is going to have to take some of covers off of it, then. Ifthat is going to be you or someone else, I have no idea :)

But in the mean time, you should at least take off your stitch plate, and take out the removable bobbin case, and clean out all the lint and fabric fuzzies out of there, and give it a drop of sewing machine oil, in the race area maybe every 20 or so bobbins you wind and use. Bit don't do that on top of a bunch of lint and fuzzies at all. Maybe even do that more often, if you sew on really fuzzy stuff, like polar fleece or corduroy. I actually can't imagine wearing those two fabrics in Singapore though, as the only time I've been there, it was probably more like 110 degrees heat coming at meinstead, so maybe you would never even sew on that particular kind of really fuzzy stuff even.

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Date: 5/21/12 5:25 AM

Hi beauturbo,

Thanks for taking the time to share. Always know that I can count on fellow sewers here for advice.

For my Bernina 440 , I cleaned the stitch plate and bobbin casing, and added a drop of oil to the bobbin race after a couple of bobbin change or it get a little too noisy for my liking.

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Date: 5/21/12 8:48 PM

I looked at this online. Is this a computerized? Many sm these days do not get oiled-they have to go in to be serviced. My new Janome does not say anything about oiling it so i won't. I will leave that up to the dealer next year when it goes in for service. Did you get a manual? What does it say about oil? The manual should tell you if and where to oil. It looks like a very nice machine! Congratulations and happy sewing!

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Date: 5/26/12 7:12 AM

The manual didn't mention oiling any parts. The local dealer was away on vacation, so I emailed to Juki Japan and was told not to oil too. I joined the Juki Sewing Machine Yahoo group to find out more, apparently some of the Juki F600 owners were also asking about the same issue.

The G210 is a delight to sew. Glad tha I bought it.

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Date: 5/26/12 9:01 AM

So glad you got an answer. It is so good to hear that Juki answered your email! Enjoy your machine!

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Date: 5/27/12 3:22 AM

Congrats on your nice new machine. It seems many are really loving their Juki's. I hope you enjoy your machine for a long time to come.

As for oiling, many of the newer sewing machines especially with top load bobbins are enclosed units and have oil emitting bearings and do not need to be oiled except for maybe a drop of oil from time to time in the bobbin area if they become noisy and especially if their is a little wick under the bobbin and it becomes dry.
When sewing on a machine with oil emitting bearings, as you sew the machine warms up and the warm molecules force out the oil to lubricate the parts in the machine that require oil. When sewing is stopped then the oil returns back to the part where it was before the machine was warmed up.

-- Edited on 5/27/12 3:23 AM --

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Date: 5/28/12 7:15 AM

Thanks for the info , I didn't know about the oil emitting bearings.

Happy sewing !!

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Date: 8/18/12 11:47 AM

Hi knit_unwind

I notice you mention about juki g210 and Janome 7700. In ur opinion, which is a stronger workhorse to sew through multiple layers of fabrics?

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Date: 8/25/12 9:45 PM

Hi devil.princess,

From my experience, compared with the Janome 7700, the Juki G210 appears to handle thick multi layers of fabrics better, maybe due to the box feed machanism. But both of them cannot beat the horsepower of my Bernina 440 QE, she is a real work horse, I love to sew quilted bags on her, she tackle all tasks I threw at her in a breeze.

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