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Thread: Viking 980 vs.990

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    Senior Member so-sew's Avatar
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    Does anyone know what the difference is between these models?

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    Are you talking about the 990 that was made back in the early 80's? If so I bought mine in 1984 and have used it ever since. And I do a lot of sewing. Just this last year I had to have it serviced for the second time in it's entire life. As I remember it is the first computerized machine Viking ever made. I've always loved this machine and hope it keeps going for as long as I do.
    I can't help you with info on the 980 but maybe Billy can. His name is Lostn51.

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    Senior Member so-sew's Avatar
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    Thanks. I found a 990 for $75, but it doesn't have presser feet, only one. I probably won't need more than that one because I'm going to teach my kids to quilt (piece, basically)with this machine. I would love to find some feet for a reasonable price, but I guess it's not crucial. What do you think of that price for such an aged machine missing feet? Was the servicing you had done expensive?

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    Senior Member hoppyfrog's Avatar
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    I'm in CA so my prices maybe different than yours. It was $120 but concidering it's only the second servicing in 17 years I think it was well worth the money.
    The price to me sounds very reasonable. This is a work horse of a machine. With the correct needles you can sew denim easily and even do copper punching. If you don't get a user manuel let me know and I'll photocopy mine and mail it to you.

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    Senior Member so-sew's Avatar
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    I was disappointed to find out that the card with sides A and B for decorative stitches is missing along with the feet and owners manual. I withdrew my interest at that point. I just can't figure out how people separate a sewing machine from it's original elements and accessories. Thanks so much for your offer to copy your manual for me. Have a great day!

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