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Thread: Treadle for 199 dollars..but.....

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    Super Member Chasing Hawk's Avatar
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    Treadle for 199 dollars..but.....

    I seen this ad this morning for a treadle. The guy wants $199.00 for it. It's a beauty, the cabinet is beautiful.
    He says it sews great.
    ................BUT..........if you notice the last picture..........

    you will see otherwise!

    http://bend.craigslist.org/atq/3398203937.html

    How can it sew with such a major imperfection? Wouldn't the vibration throw the machine off?
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    I would be a bit worried about that...but maybe someone could weld it (from the bottom side so it doesn't show) and it would sew fine then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patchsamkim View Post
    I would be a bit worried about that...but maybe someone could weld it (from the bottom side so it doesn't show) and it would sew fine then.

    I think the stand is cast iron. I don't know if that can be welded.

    It is a beauty though.
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    I wouldn't buy it for that price. You can always buy the broken part on Ebay, but I don't think it would be an easy fix since it's such a large piece of the treadle. Pretty RedEye tho.

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    It's very complicated to weld cast iron. It will become very brittle. I would pass or offer a much lower price if I wanted the hassle of a repair. You'd have to tote the thing to a shop and back again if you find a welder that knows about cast iron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    It's very complicated to weld cast iron. It will become very brittle. I would pass or offer a much lower price if I wanted the hassle of a repair. You'd have to tote the thing to a shop and back again if you find a welder that knows about cast iron.
    I am not going to buy it. I don't have the room....lol

    Besides, we don't have any money left after building my new computer........LOL
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    It can be fixed but around here that's a high price for a treadle in good condition, let alone a red eye with soso decals and an important piece broken. Yes it will sew since the pitman arm is still there but I sure wouldn't want to put allot of pressure on the treadle since the main arm holding the treadle is broken

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