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daggerdragon
Jan 22, 2006

My titan engine can kick your titan engine's ass.

My plasticky piece of crap $99 White sewing machine gave up the ghost while I was trying to force it to sew through only two layers of fleece and one layer of anchor fabric. The needle mechanism, the entire thing, just snapped and sheared off cleanly. I'm lucky it whipped outwards and not in towards me... that much metal shrapnel would have hurt. :(

I'm sick of not being able to sew fleece without a lot of cajoling the machine, so I said "gently caress this" and bid on a Singer 237 on eBay. It's an all-metal industrial workhorse (that sold for $99 in the late 1960's :laugh: ) with good reviews, and it has the capability to sew through leather. :awesomelon:

I think I overpaid for it, though. Ah well. If it really does last me forever, it's every dime well spent.

So, although the auction says it was cleaned and works great, what can I do to check it out to make sure that, say, the needle mechanism isn't going to snap off and go flying the minute I set it up and start using it?

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daggerdragon
Jan 22, 2006

My titan engine can kick your titan engine's ass.

Antis0ciald0rk posted:

:words:
Thank you!

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