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Thread: Riccar 777 or Bicor BX 1005

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    Senior Member Ann63's Avatar
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    Anyone ever heard of these machines? I grew up on a Singer. Spoke with young lady selling them both $30 each.

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    I taught quilting at a local sew & vac shop for a while around 2000. He sold the Riccar sewing machine. There were very sturdy & reliable. This is the machine I sold when someone was new to sewing & did not want to invest in the more expensive computerized machines. You ould the generic walking foot to the Riccar. Of course, this was 10 yrs. ago. I don't know how old the machine is that you are considering.

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    I have an old Riccar. It is the machine I learned to sew on about 40 years ago. I made garmets and home dec on it and now it is my workhorse for piecing. The only thing I've ever replaced is a easy to find belt. It gets regularly oiled, but I have never taken it for service. I have not used it for FMQ.

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    I have the bicor 1005 and love it! It was given to me for my babyshower for my first daughter what do you need to knwo about it??

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    Senior Member Ann63's Avatar
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    The Riccar belonged to her grandmother who is now deceased. She said its about 40yrs old and the Bicor belonged to her. She also had a Babylock Serger for $30. She lives in Columbus where my daughter goes to school so I had my daughter to go ahead and buy the Serger. I figured I could not go wrong with a Babylock Serger. I told her I would get back with her about the Riccar. I mainly wanted it because it is in a nice cabinet.

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