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oonaballoona
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Date: 5/26/14 10:24 AM

hi everyone!

i have an opportunity to buy a pfaff 1171 today (in a few short hours!) for $100, CL find. i've been super interested in this model for a while now, especially after reading several threads here & around the web about this specific model...

however, this pfaff is the all white style, rather than the brownish burgundy & white i'm used to seeing. does anyone happen to know if there's a difference here-- should i hold out for the other color (i'm assuming the brown version is a slightly older or newer model, just haven't been able to figure out which)?

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Date: 5/26/14 11:26 AM

i am replying to myself... how did i miss the pfantastic thread? i'm jumping on this machine and hope to post him there soon! (or her? i never know until i test...)

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Date: 5/26/14 12:17 PM

You will be very happy with this machine---I have it in white. The brown version was the older version, I believe. Not sure of any other differences. Basically a mechanical workhorse with IDT ( the built in walking foot ) and a few electronic features.

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Date: 5/26/14 2:23 PM

thanks eptreadle! i just got back from my adventure and she (i have a feeling this one is a she) is sitting on my desk, ready for some TLC. the owner had her for five years and only used her once!

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Date: 5/26/14 2:25 PM

I own a brown Pfaff 1171,they were manufactured in different colors and sold in different areas.The Pfaff 1171 is one of last electronic sewing machines manufactured in Germany before the Pfaff 1400 series sewing machines.It's kind of an odd ball,there is a bit of a learning curve to remember which letter,or combination of letter buttons to push.But,it's a very good sewing machine.

The Pfaff 1171 has stretch stitches and an extra high presser foot lift too.

Good Luck !

Edited to add,we were posting almost at the same time.Enjoy your Pfaff 1171 sewing machine !
-- Edited on 5/26/14 2:28 PM --

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Date: 5/26/14 2:45 PM

our keyboards were crossing paths :)

that presser foot lift is so delicious! when i lower it, is slowly eases into place rather than slamming down. i hope that's what it's supposed to do-- i quite like it...

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Date: 5/27/14 0:36 AM

If the pressure foot's comming down very slowly the machine needs a really good tune up by a Pfaff tech. It's worth it, it's a great machine that'll last a long time.

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Date: 5/27/14 8:58 AM

as it turns out, after a cleaning that presser foot is operating like it should! i *was* kind of thinking "wow, it must have some sort of hydraulic system, how cool" but now it's operating quickly.

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Date: 5/27/14 2:35 PM

CONGRATS!!!!! Classic Pfaffs.....GREAT machines.Would love if you posted pics on the Pfaff lovers thread......;)

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Date: 5/28/14 9:47 AM

i plan to! in fact, i read through all 39 pages of that thread with a smile on my face

aaaaaaand i opened her up and got some gutsy shots for y'all too.... coming up on the pfaff thread soon!

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