Tell us about your first impression when you used this machine.My other machine is a Singer Stylist 457 from 1970, so I was excited to finally have a free arm machine. I couldn't wait to get it home, oil it (it was used) and try it out.
Was the machine manual sufficient? I had to get the manual online, and it was very helpful.
Did you buy any accessories? Do you use them? The extension table was missing when I got it, so I bought a used one online for 7 dollars, and I use it.
Is this your primary machine?
Did you take any classes specifically for this machine?No
Was this a gift/pre-owned/garage sale etc? yes, I bought it at a thrift shop.
How often do you use it?Once a week.
Would you recommend this machine to others?Yes.
Have you had any trouble with this machine? Please elaborate. if I select "slow " speed, it makes a grinding noise, so I don't use the switch on the side. It goes slow just fine when I control the speed with the foot pedal.
Do you do regular maintenance on this machine? How? Yes. The manual says it never needs oiling, but I did anyway when I got it from the thrift shop. I used my Singer manual to pinpoint spots to oil.