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Thread: Walking foot

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    Senior Member CharlotteO's Avatar
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    I am looking for a walking foot for my Bernina Artista 185. I know I can get it at my local dealer, but as you might guess, they are quite expensive. I have seen them advertised on Ebay and a reduced price, but they do tell you they were not made by Bernina. Has anyone here ever tried the generic ones. I don't want to wreck my machine but would like a walking foot for my machine. Any info appreciated. thanks ladies.

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    Do not use generic on your Bernina. I found one for my 930 on ebay for 60.00. Keep looking.:)

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    I have a Viking and was told not to use a generic on it; they don't last and can cause damage. I have two Vikings (well 3) and they all have different walking feet. Yes, they are expensive but they will last a long time and you'll get lots of use out of them.

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    I got a generic for my Viking. It always made lots of noise so finally I took it apart to oil it. I found wear marks for two parts that didn't fit correctly. The foot didn't survive the "surgery" so now I need a new one. You can bet it will be a Viking. I say go for the one made by your machine. It's like they say, buy the cheap one twice or the good one once. You'll end up paying the same amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlotteO
    I am looking for a walking foot for my Bernina Artista 185. I know I can get it at my local dealer, but as you might guess, they are quite expensive. I have seen them advertised on Ebay and a reduced price, but they do tell you they were not made by Bernina. Has anyone here ever tried the generic ones. I don't want to wreck my machine but would like a walking foot for my machine. Any info appreciated. thanks ladies.

    Here are some on ebay.

    I just ordered from the middle one. It is on it's way.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...All-Categories

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    I am running into the same problem, the walking foot for my Activa 240 is like $160. Was thinking of the generic but considering what I have read here I will stick to Bernina.

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    I got a generic and it broke within 3 mos. This is not something you want to cut corners on. I would save up and get the real deal.

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    Bernina feet are pricey for a reason. All metal and last a life time. The generics are junk:<

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    I have 2 and they are older than dirt. Still going strong. I got them for my old Kenmore machine and they work just fine on my Janome. I can't remember where I got them but I'm sure I didn't pay anywhere near $50.00 for them. If they had cost that much, I wouldn't have them.
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    Hi DakotaMaid,
    Is the walking foot you just ordered a genuine Bernina foot? I found in my research that the genuine ones are over $150.
    Also, my machine is the 1530, and has the old style foot, can you tell if that foot will fit my machine. I couldn't find any information about that foot.
    Thanks

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