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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Pfaff Tipmatic 6122 ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Pfaff Tipmatic 6122
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Date: 4/22/12 2:33 AM

Debating whether to pick up a Pfaff Tipmatic 6122 at an estate tomorrow when it's half off. In checking it out, there seems to be a black bar thing in it's accessory case ..is this something like IDT?
I tried finding a manual online, but prefer not to purchase yet. If anyone knows of quirks, qualities of this kind of Pfaff mechanical, it'd be most helpful.
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Date: 4/22/12 2:49 AM

I have 2 of them, love them, they're keepers! They have IDT ( integrated dual feed), 90 watts of power, will plow through denim like a hot knife in butter, mechanical, easy to maintain, one of the last great Pfaffs made in Germany. Need I say more? Manuals are free download at Pfaff site. Parts are still easy to get. They are portable, it's my machine of choice for taking on vacation. Stitches are selected by buttons, length & width can be changed, great with knits due to stretch stitches, great machine. The only thing it doesn't have is adjustable presser foot pressure, but I've never needed it, the IDT feeds so well.

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Date: 4/22/12 2:52 AM

Sorry, just read about black bar thing. That has me stumped. The IDT is built in behind the needle bar, it never is detached from the back of the machine, unless it is broken?
It's late, trouble spelling:)
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Date: 4/22/12 8:22 AM

Ah okay, didn't catch on to that part ( see I really haven't handled a Pfaff before). I will check and see if there's anything that should pull down behind the needle bar as you mentioned.
If it is broken I imagine that will nix it. I thought maybe how these were engaged was different for mechanicals vs. the new machines. I did look on the Pfaff site for manual, but didn't see anything except for the new machines. The older machines were only mentioned if they were in a compatible list for various specialty feet. Wow, lotta feet.
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Date: 4/22/12 9:00 AM

The Pfaff site has good photos showing how the IDT looks. If the machine is in good condition at a good price, go for it. I have 2 Pfaffs. My Select 3.0 was $500 new, the cheapest current model with IDT, and identical (I think) to the Select 150, which is the Anniversary model. Good luck!

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Date: 4/22/12 2:23 PM

http://s2.vsmgroup.com/VSM/Pfaff/pfaffmanual.nsf
That link should take you to the PDF of the manual for that machine .I have the 6120 and love it! I like to use it over my computerized one most of the time.I think the 6122 has the two speed foot controller. Make sure that is there as new ones are expensive!


Edited: It will not let me link to the actual manual. You can go to that link,scroll down till you get to Tiptronic 6122.Click on that. Then you have to scroll and click on it and scroll/click again to get to the actual PDF. It's worth it! Be sure to save a copy to your computer.
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Date: 4/22/12 4:54 PM

I got one used once for my daughter. It's a good machine, or I would not have even got it. I thought it was a nice more beginner's machine for her. The reasons I did that, was because it had enough Utility stitches in it for most stuff, was pretty simple and uncomplicated to use, did have the pull down top walking foot, was still made in Germany back when they really still did that, and then also she would not be using or borrowing my much more expensive Pfaff 1475 machine either

Also just so she would not loose any of my kind of you pay a lot more extra for them, additional kind of expensive Pfaff feet. But if she really needed another more specialized foot, I could maybe only loan her one from mine, but only one at a timeAnd also just that it was an easy machine for me to keep it oiled, greased and clean for her.

Have no idea what a black bar like thing might be in some case, but the built in top pull down walking foot is not even supposed to be removable, as in coming off of the machine at all, so if it's there laying separate someplace instead, negative kind of thing, on buying that machine and not a good thing at all!

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