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Sewing Machine Deals for the DIY Guys

Buckkillr

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What do you guys think about a singer 66? I can get it for $75, maybe cheaper in person. I currently have a feather weight 221 and it does well with tera 40 but #69 not so much
 

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What do you guys think about a singer 66? I can get it for $75, maybe cheaper in person. I currently have a feather weight 221 and it does well with tera 40 but #69 not so much
I have a 66 and I think I tested it hand powered. I may have posted it in the sewing resources thread. I probably used V69 thread. If I remember right it worked very well.
 

Buckkillr

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I have a 66 and I think I tested it hand powered. I may have posted it in the sewing resources thread. I probably used V69 thread. If I remember right it worked very well.
Does it have reverse? Probably not a deal breaker but it's convenient
 

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Juki DNU-241
$350
Hendersonville, TN

At this price, it may be gone already. If not, get on it!
 

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Does it have reverse? Probably not a deal breaker but it's convenient
My 66 does not have reverse. The later ones do. I would get reverse if you just want one machine to work with. It's a LOT more convenient.
 

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Juki DNU-1541
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Juki LU-562
$400 $375
Loganton, PA
 
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mattdenney07

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Singer 503A, I messaged the owner to verify the model. I’ve built two saddles with this machine. Works great with size 18 needles and #69 bonded nylon thread.


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J3general

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This looks like a Singer 99 with reverse.
This is a full size Singer Model 66 (with reverse - not a 3/4 size Singer 99) made in 1956 per ISMACS.net. It is a home or domestic machine and a good straight stitch only sewer. I sewed two shearing-lined suede winter coats for my granddaughters with mine, but I am not so sure it will easily handle webbing without having to be continuously hand-wheeled.
 

bj139

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This is a full size Singer Model 66 (with reverse - not a 3/4 size Singer 99) made in 1956 per ISMACS.net. It is a home or domestic machine and a good straight stitch only sewer. I sewed two shearing-lined suede winter coats for my granddaughters with mine, but I am not so sure it will easily handle webbing without having to be continuously hand-wheeled.
I saw the smaller cutout in the table for the shorter bed and assumed it was a 99. Isn't that good evidence?
Edit: I see now. That is a clearance cut for the handwheel to fit under the table. My bad.
 
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