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Thread: Bought a Featherweight!

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    Senior Member Raine54RN's Avatar
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    Wink Bought a Featherweight!

    I just bought a Featherweight, and besides being excited to take it for a spin, it needs a cleaning and oiling and belt. The belt still works but it is looking stiff. The baby works fine it seems so what's my question? I live in the St Louis area and would like some suggestions on where to take it for service and education on cleaning and regular maintenance. Any ideas? I just want to be a good Mom and thought some expert advice would send me in right direction. Thank you in advance for any help offered! Raine54RN

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    Congrats on your Featherweight. I have a small collection of them, and highly recommend that instead of paying for service, you instead invest in David McCallum's DVD set. You will learn how to do it all yourself, for less than the typical cost of a Featherweight tuneup. There is currently a special deal which includes free shipping. No affiliation, just a very satisfied customer.

    http://www.featherweight221.com/fwrx/index.html


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    Congrats!!!!! I agree David McCallum's DVD ser is well worth it! I have them and his book.

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    The newer manual for the Featherweight, has alot in it about maintenance, thats what I use.

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    Very good advice. They are simply but masterfully constructed. I also have a small collection of them and just love them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cass62 View Post
    Congrats on your Featherweight. I have a small collection of them, and highly recommend that instead of paying for service, you instead invest in David McCallum's DVD set. You will learn how to do it all yourself, for less than the typical cost of a Featherweight tuneup. There is currently a special deal which includes free shipping. No affiliation, just a very satisfied customer.

    http://www.featherweight221.com/fwrx/index.html


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    Thank you for the feedback. Went to Davids site(also thank you for the link), and I see why this is a good option. I also have a 301, so I'll get double my money's worth! I believe I'll order that new belt I need too. Happy sewing, Best Regards, Raine54RN

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    I have actually taken a FW class from David. He is the most knoweable person I know. The DVD is perfert to use for maintance on your FW

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    also on QB you can find tute for cleaning and oiling and greaseing, also can download instructions from several sites on care of and how to thread and so forth. Their isn't much to learn, except where to grease and where to oil and not mix up those spots. I took black liquid shoe polish to my case, made it come alive. Have fun and enjoy your new baby.

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    Congrats on your new FW! Such fun to sew on.

    Thanks also for the link for D.M.
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    A good car mechanic does mine........oil, wax, change the belt........gives him something to putter with.......my DH.........calla

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