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Thread: New Walking foot for viking

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    Hi, everyone. My walking foot for my viking 500 is on its last leg and I was looking on ebay for a new one and I found one for under $20, but it says that it is not a genuine Husqvarna walking foot. Before I buy, has anyone bought one of these and are they worth it?

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    I have a Viking 500, everytime I tried a cheaper "no- name" foot it ended up in the trash within a very short period of time. I even tried some feet made for White machines as at the time this model was being produced , Viking was making machines for White..... and no such luck ... they where off by a milimeter or two causing the needle to skim the foot.

    FYI - the new Viking Walking foot as a interchangable foot on it so you can have a regular walking foot , or a stitch in the ditch walking foot. The actual foot guides come off the walking part ( if I am expaining this right). They really are a great improvement and have been around now a couple of years.
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    I would not recommend a walking foot that is not specifically for your machine. The generic ones dont always work. There has been some discussion here on the board about buyinga non-specific walking foot. If my mind remember there were some problems of not working or holding up over a long time. I know the specific brand attachments are more expensive but in the long run they work better and last longer. Then you also have somwhat of a guarantee if something goes wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I have a Viking 500, everytime I tried a cheaper "no- name" foot it ended up in the trash within a very short period of time. I even tried some feet made for White machines as at the time this model was being produced , Viking was making machines for White..... and no such luck ... they where off by a milimeter or two causing the needle to skim the foot.

    FYI - the new Viking Walking foot as a interchangable foot on it so you can have a regular walking foot , or a stitch in the ditch walking foot. The actual foot guides come off the walking part ( if I am expaining this right). They really are a great improvement and have been around now a couple of years.
    I have the new one and absolutely love it! I was lucky enough to get it when it was 40% off, which was still pricey, but I use it all the time and feel like I've already gotten my money's worth out of it. It works with the decorative stitches and you can backstitch with it also, which you can't with most. I'm not sure if it fits the 500. That would be a question for the Viking dealer or whoever you purchase it from.

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    The cheaper generic ones have plastic parts and they tend to break very easy!!! Save up for the genuine one.

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    You buy a cheaper generic and you get what you pay for....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandypants View Post
    Hi, everyone. My walking foot for my viking 500 is on its last leg and I was looking on ebay for a new one and I found one for under $20, but it says that it is not a genuine Husqvarna walking foot. Before I buy, has anyone bought one of these and are they worth it?
    Believe it or not, when I went to the shop to buy a walking foot for my Brother machine I was told that the Viking walking foot I already had would work. It does, so I wonder if a less expensive Brother walking foot might work for the Viking? Just wondering..................might be worth a look see?

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    Thanks for all your good advice and I found a Duel foot on Amazon for $89 and free shipping. So I ordered it.
    Can't wait to get it. Sometime down the line I may order the SID foot.

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    I have both a 500 and D1. The new walking foot for Viking with the interchangable feet is just great. It does fit the 500. I know they are expensive. On Amazon for $89 right now but worth every penny.... The cheaper ones just done work and make too much noise.

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    I got my interchangable walking foot today and of course had to try it out and it's soooooooooo great. This foot doesn't act or sound like a jackhammer. It sews so smooth and I didn't break one needle. Love it, Love it.

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