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|White:77 Series (Sewing Machine)|
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Review rated Very Helpful
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|About scram415 |
|Member since: 11/7/12 |
|Reviews written: 6|
|sewing machines reviewed: 5|
|Posted on:||11/27/12 4:08 PM|
|Approx price paid:||$100|
|Had this machine for:||8 months|
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|What scram415 likes about this machine|
This machine is a workhorse. It is a straight stitch only machine, which is great if that is what you are looking for. It does have a reverse lever and the length of the straight stitch is variable. I have made a few zippered Kindle cases and quilts on this machine. I haven't had the best of luck doing any free motion quilting but I keep her around for when I need the occasional break from my all white machine army and for the occasional denim project.
If you check out my other review, you'll see how important a metal core and parts are to me. As with all other machines of this era, this bad boy is ALL metal.
One of the best things about this machine is the fact that there were so many of them made that parts and user manuals aren't too hard to come by. It looks like the majority of the rotary sewing machine parts are interchangeble. You can find all of the Greist attachments on ebay.
I picked her up, in a flawless cabinet, at the local thrift store. About the only thing I have had to do is change the bobbin winding tire. There are a few sites out there (Sew Classic to name one) that carries bobbin tires for under $0.50.
Overall, this is the toughest machine I own. It sews with incredible ease and speed. I have a number of machines but this one is on the do not sell list.
What scram415 does not like about this machine
Straight stitch only, which is to be expected with vintage machines of certain decades.
When I speed as high speeds, after I take my knee off the pedal, (it's knee operated) it always wants to get in a few extra stitches. I have compensated for that by learning to slow down.
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