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|Pfaff:Pfaff 78 (Sewing Machine)|
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|Reviewed by:||Tommy SoHappy|
|About Tommy SoHappy |
|Member since: 9/3/11 |
|Reviews written: 3|
|sewing machines reviewed: 3|
|Posted on:||12/3/13 2:40 AM|
|Approx price paid:||$15|
|Had this machine for:||1 year?|
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The Pfaff 78 flatbed sewing machine was purchased at a garage sale for $15.00. Like most garage sales, the clothing and dishes were piled on tables. When my eyes lit on a cased sewing machine in the clutter of household stuff, I hustled over and took hold of the handle. When I hefted it up and felt the 30 pounds of weight, I knew there was a possible treasure inside. Removed the case lid and.......WALLAH! A fine vintage Pfaff for 15 BUCKS!
Over the past several months I've completed a number of projects with this machine, including several pieces of outdoor gear sewn with coated ripstop nylon. Feeds and sews everything with ease.
Bearing all this in mind, here's a bit of enthusiasm for my Pfaff 78 flatbed machine:
Sews beautifully - and quietly. Straight stitch with 4mm of length adjustment, a variety of several zigzag type stitches with 4mm of width adjustment. The machine will sew slowly with great piercing power, yet gallops along at a quick clip when called upon to do so. Aaannd.... it does not change speed or hesitate when the load increases. Did I say I like this machine? You bet!
When servicing a vintage Pfaff, it is impossible not to notice the difference in build quality compared to most other sewing machine brands. The Pfaffs have machined parts where others have cheaper cast parts; the Pfaffs typically employ heavier gauge metals in construction; the Pfaffs use fully supported bearings rather than forks; most of the shaft rods that deliver power are strongly supported on both ends by wide bearing surfaces with close tolerances, etc.
All of these factors contribute to the smooth, reliable delivery of stitches - whether delicate stitches or strong reinforcement type stitches are sewn. If you have a chance to own one, buy it. Tom
Not one thing. The wonderful old Pfaff even says goodnight when I close the door of the sewing room. How cool is that.
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