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Reviewed by:sookie
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Posted on:4/4/14 3:34 PM
Approx price paid:$35
Had this machine for:8 months
Recommended? Yes
Online Merchants:Amazon.com
Features
  • Drop-In bobbin
  • Free Arm
  • Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
  • Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
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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.

Troubleshooting:
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.

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Mufffet said...
Be careful with that oil! These machines probably have nylon or a plastic compound in there for some parts. All you should be doing is cleaning the bobbin area nd once every year or so 1 drop of oil....sewing machine oil.....on the tiny wick under the bobbin in the center of the bobbin case area. These machines should not get oiled for the most part. If it seems something is grinding, a visit to a sewing tech is a good idea. Your Singer manual is not a good guide to your New Home. Thanks for the review and I hope you get a lot of use in your new machine!
4/4/14 8:58 PM
hopflower said...
I think most of these machines are constructed of metal but may have plastic housing. They seem to be quality machines like Janome usually is. I am sure you have a manual made just for your New Home SS2015,and if anything is missing, you can get one online.
4/6/14 10:42 AM
Mufffet said...
The interior parts of this machine have some plastic parts most certainly. Most machines made from the 70s on do, not all, but certainly this line. :)
4/6/14 12:47 PM
 
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