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Riccar 2925
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AngelFire
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Date: 7/26/12 6:32 PM

Hi,
In 1985 I purchased a new Riccar 2925 at a local sew/vac store. I've been searching for reviews on this machine, but can't find any. I just had it cleaned/serviced, but have not used it (my sister in law had it for years before she got her own machine). Just wondering if this one is worth keeping, or if I should find it a new home. It's black plastic outside - and I do have the owner's manual but it just says that the machine was designed for school use.

Thanks,
Brenda
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In reply to AngelFire

Date: 7/26/12 6:50 PM

I know the sergers made from that era by Riccar were real workhorses. Not fancy, just plain & kept on working.
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In reply to AngelFire

Date: 7/27/12 11:38 AM

I have a Riccar Model 2600-I Infinity Super Stretch machine that I purchased in 1980 from a local Sew and Vac dealer. It has traveled to places such as Puerto Rico and Spain while I was on active duty in the Navy. It is the first machine I purchased and was my only machine for many years. I love the manual buttonholder on the Feed Dial and used it many times for buttonholes on various garments I made over the years. It's a great beginner machine and because it's all mechanical, a great workhorse. Overall, it's a great machine. If you're not real picky about the appearance of your seams, this could be a good machine for you.

In 1996, I decided to upgrade to a machine that wouldn't pucker the seams, no matter what tension settings were. I did my research on three TOL machines at the time (Pfaff 7570, Janome ?????? & Viking 1+) and chose the Viking 1+, their first computerized embroidery machine. I have never looked back. I love this machine and the quality work it does. However, I still haven't been able to give up my Riccar for nostalgias sake. About the only thing I use it for now is winding serger thread (with an adapter) with an E-Z Winder.

I know this isn't the exact same machine as yours, but I'm sure it is similar in quality and build. Put the machine through its' paces, testing different types of fabric. It may have a stretch stitch on it that will allow you to even sew knits. I made quite a few knit tops with mine, topstitching with a twin needle. This was before the coverstitch machines were available to the home sewer. Put the machine to work and see how YOU like the way it sews and handles anything you throw at it. That is the true test of a machine, not something someone else writes about it on PR. Anyway, good luck with your decision.
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Date: 7/27/12 12:51 PM

I had a riccar--the adjustable pressure mechanism snapped in two, which meant that could no longer press on the fabric.

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In reply to AngelFire

Date: 2/27/14 8:26 PM

Definitely keep this machine. These are the greatest. Mine is almost new bought about the same time. I did not know where I bought this machine and it is close to being brand new. It is as if I just brought it home. In moving this one got put into a storage shed and forgotten. I emptied the storage shed and found it. Glad I did not buy one yet. These machines are the best in the world. Enjoy. So far I can not find the manual. Where did you get yours Brenda? I am trying to find one. I think getting a new one (Latest Model Booklet) will at least help with using it. Except for any fine points I should be able to use it without any trouble. Enjoy. I know I will.
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In reply to Judy Kski

Date: 2/27/14 8:28 PM

Mine went to Germany France and Italy when I was Military. When I came stateside and could not get everything in the rental house it went to storage in 1990. See above note. They do last forever,
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In reply to marti968

Date: 2/27/14 10:06 PM

Riccar still has their sewing machine manuals over on their website.

http://riccar.com/help/manuals/
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