Review: Tell us about your first impression when you used this machine.
When I first got it out of the box, my first impression was "boy, this is heavy"
Then " it's so cute!" It was super easy to set up and got it sewing in no time. I had 20 dresses ready for hemming. So after a few minutes of testing for tension and stitch quality, I began hemming the dresses. It went pretty quickly. All dresses hemmed in less than an hour. This machine is fast- 1750 spm.
I think this is the same machine as the tacsew and consew machines. They cost less but shipping to Hawaii was going to cost almost as much as the machine and delivery is by slow boat.😊 I was told it'll take 2-3 weeks. I bought mine at a higher price at amazon because it was free shipping and I got it in 2 days.
Was the machine manual sufficient?
Yes. Instructions were written very well. Easy to understand and follow.
Did you buy any accessories? Do you use them?
No. The machine only does one thing - no need for any type of accessories. I did order more of different sizes of needles. Only 3 were included - all same size. It also came with all the tools it needs to set up. And a generous size bottle of oil.
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. A gift to myself
How often do you use it?I am planning on using this at least once a week for hemming several dresses
Would you recommend this machine to others?Yes.
It doesn't take up much space, it does only one thing and it does it it very well. It's purely mechanical and easy to use and maintain. I used Tex 16 Gutermann Terra 180 thread which is really thin. It makes a real blindstitch. This thread is not readily available. I just had it on hand - I use it on my sergers. However, Gutermann Skala is almost the same and is available from Wawak.
Troubleshooting: Have you had any trouble with this machine? Please elaborate.
It's not really troubleshooting for machine problems, but I had to adjust tension and needle penetration for different type/ weights of fabric. Do you do regular maintenance on this machine? How?
The only maintenance needed is regular oiling. This machine loves to be oiled before and after use. I need to wipe all around machine after oiling to make sure I don't get oil on my fabric.
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