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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Pfaff Performance 5.0 ? ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Pfaff Performance 5.0 ?
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Date: 5/26/13 9:15 PM

My Pfaff dealer is 90 minutes away and was not expecting to have a Performance 5.0 in until late May.

Has anyone taken a test drive of this new Pfaff? Thoughts? Pricing?

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Date: 5/28/13 6:25 AM

I am waiting patiently for some feedback on this machine too. Has anyone tried one yet?????

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Date: 5/28/13 11:13 AM

I purchased a Performance 5.0 last week. I haven't had a lot of time to spend sewing but so far I love it. The MSRP is $2999 and my dealer is selling it for $2559.



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Date: 5/28/13 6:03 PM

Not that I'm saying $2999 or $2559 isn't a lot of money, but I honestly thought it was going to be much more than that.

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Date: 5/28/13 6:45 PM

Thanks so much for replying!

I think that is an excellent price for the 5.0, given everything it does. Please let us know what you think of it once you've had a chance to sew on it.

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Date: 5/28/13 10:02 PM

I just bought one on Saturday. What a dream machine! Beautiful buttonholes on wovens and knits. A basting stitch that takes one stitch then let's you move the fabric wherever you want before it takes the next one. Total control over the length and width of the stitches. The touchscreen displays the stitch in actual size -- no guesswork! The straight stitch plate is included, and you don't have to unscrew it to change it out. Sews like a dream, and it's quiet. All this after playing with it for three days. Finally, while I know this should never be a factor, this machine LOOKS GREAT. Sleek and elegant with no frills. I paid $2999 minus $200 as trade-in old my old machine. Worth every penny.

If this is in the budget, friends, go for it. You won't regret it.

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Date: 5/29/13 4:18 AM

Can you please tell me how it sews on thick seams like those on Jeans and does it chew at the beggining of sewing thin fabrics?
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Date: 5/29/13 10:55 AM

Very nice machine, very pretty, with a lot of features. I played with one for a few minutes, but haven't sat and PLAYED with one yet.

I will bet though that with the ss throat plate, ss foot, and IDT engaged, it won't chew up thin fabrics. None of my Pfaffs ever have. Whether they would if they weren't set up with ss foot, plate & IDT engaged, I don't know, never tried it.

I did suggest to Panzy PCP that he may like having another family member around...but he, Kee and Pal all just pointedly stared at their notice still taped to the front door;

NO Vacancy! GO AWAY!!!

I'm taking it that's a "no".




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And Baby (Enlighten serger), Victor (BLCS), Rupert (Pfaff 2023-knits expert) Ash (B350SE-Artwork), Kee (B750QEE-Panzy's BFF), Georgie (B560-Kee's baby sister) and the Feather-Flock!

Most of all, I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

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Date: 5/29/13 11:27 AM

So, lazy bones me, I haven't compared the features to the PCP. May be because I'm having such a love affair with my Pfonzie. OK, enough of that! If I recall, Soolip said the buttonhole can be adjusted for beed width and center space? In essence does it have features added to the PCP, any less, or some of each? TIA.

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Date: 5/29/13 11:34 AM

Some of each. It has a couple features the PCP doesn't have, which of course I can't recall right now, but the PCP has features the 5.0 doesn't have, aside from embroidery capability.

I am glad it came out after the PCP, coz I am so happy with the embroidery and ability to sew any stitches, buttonholes included, and to quilt, in the hoop. If the 5.0 had come out first or same time, I would have got it instead, as I had no interest in embroidery or quilting. Which for me means I would have missed out on both, which I now truly enjoy and am excited to learn and do more of.

For garment sewers it appears to be about as perfect a machine as it currently gets.


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I heart Panzy, Pfaff Creative Performance, the sewing machine love of my life!
And Baby (Enlighten serger), Victor (BLCS), Rupert (Pfaff 2023-knits expert) Ash (B350SE-Artwork), Kee (B750QEE-Panzy's BFF), Georgie (B560-Kee's baby sister) and the Feather-Flock!

Most of all, I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

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