USA Member since 11/6/04 Posts: 904 Skill: Intermediate Body Type:
Date: 8/13/09 1:05 AM
I just got a supermatic from 1952. I have read the guidebook and tried sewing straight stitches forward and backward. Tomorrow I will try the cams that came with it. It doesn't have the double needle holder, has only one foot, and has 9 cams. I have just won some feet and a few more cams on ebay for it. It sews nice even straight stitches. It is kind of noisy after using a modern machine. Is this normal?
I actually wanted it for nice topstitching and for the buttonholer that I won on ebay recently that doesn't fit my regular pfaff machine. I will test that tomorrow, too.
crankyoldlady Member since 11/14/08 Posts: 186 Skill: Intermediate
Date: 8/13/09 7:23 AM
Congrats! You have a wonderful machine. It should not be noisy unless it needs a new motor pulley which is very common to this particular model. Does it sound like a blender full of rocks or does it go thump, thump, thump?
I got a chance to try out its cams (9 of them) and the singer straight stitch buttonholer today and they all work beautifully. I actually wanted it for the buttonholer. It makes lovely buttonholes! buttonhole -- Edited on 8/13/09 10:36 PM --
OH EXCELLENT. And that buttonhole is SOooooo nice.I am so glad this machine works and the cams are so sweet - there are a lot of them out there. Somewhere on the web is a chart of all of them that this machine uses. I don't know where at this time, but I remember seeing that. Very nice purchase you made!
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It definitely doesn't sound like a blender full of rocks. It is a loud mechanical noise but not really thump thump. I oiled it just now with wd-40 (the only oil I can find around the house) and it sounds slightly better. What sort of oil should I really get? -- Edited on 8/13/09 11:53 PM --
Joanne77 Texas USA Member since 1/16/09 Posts: 269 Skill: Intermediate
Quote: becca a It definitely doesn't sound like a blender full of rocks. It is a loud mechanical noise but not really thump thump. I oiled it just now with wd-40 (the only oil I can find around the house) and it sounds slightly better. What sort of oil should I really get? -- Edited on 8/13/09 11:53 PM --
You should definitely get an oil meant for sewing machines and not WD-40! While WD-40 is good for some things and do not recommend it for sewing machines. You can find sm oil at all of the Jo-Ann's and Hancock stores and probably even at other places. I wouldn't use 4-in-1 oil on it either.
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