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Thread: After 38 yrs of sewing, I learned something new today

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    After 38 yrs of sewing, I learned something new today

    Imagine that! I learned sewing machine oil is made to evaporate. Any other type of oil hardens and turns dark with age, which is why it's bad for sewing machines. I've always known sewing machine oil is the only oil you should use on sewing machines but now I know why!

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    Well now I've learned something too! Thanks for sharing
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    Thanks. I keep telling my DH that 3-in 1 oil is not sewing machine oil, ( even if it does say on the can that it can be used for sewing machines). He said there isn't much that you can't use 3in1 for. Oh well. I'll just get me some regular sewing machine oil. Can anyone tell me the best and least expensive one I can get? Thanks for sharing this bit of information. Now I can tell him that other oils harden and turn dark with age, (makes it sound like I know what I am talking about). BrendaK
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    That's new for me also! I just was told to always use sewing machine oil and that is what I have done.

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    I got my sewing machine oit at the shop I bought my machine at. However thanks for the info, I never knew the reason for it either.

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    Joanns, has regular sewing machine oil, that is all you need. 3 in 1 oil is never to be used in a sewing machine, ask any sew tech.
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    I always use just sewing machine oil, but didnt know it evaporated. i purchase mine at the sewing
    machine dealer.

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    I never knew that. Thanks for sharing your info. That is good for everyone to know, just so they don't use the wrong oil.
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    No wonder that we have to keep using it! Thanks for the info!

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    I buy the Bernina oil in the dispenser tube. It's mess free and good oil. I pay for the convenience of it being in the dispenser tube but machine oil is not expensive, much less then a spool of thread.
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