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Thread: Is a Bernina Record 930 good?

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    Is a Bernina Record 930 good?

    I don't think it's vintage but looking at purchasing one for a decent price.

    Can anyone tell me about this machine?!

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    I have my DM's Bernina 830 record and it is, and always has been a real workhorse. I have no plan to ever get rid of it!!
    If the machine you found is in decent shape, I would grab it! Just my opinion, and I am no expert!

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    IN NO UNCERTAIN WORDS .... ABSOLUTELY YES They are excellent machines. Minimal electronics and no computers.
    My wife has one that was my late cousins. From 2000 till last year my wife beat the crap out of it with no servicing, no cleaning, nothing. And it never missed a beat. I cleaned and lubed it and it's running much better, but still sews the same.

    Great machines, if you have a chance to get one for a reasonable price do it.

    The only thing is, parts are a pain to find and most Bernina shops will try their livin level best to sell you a new one rather than work on the old one.

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    I may be able to get it for $50. I like the idea of no computer, are there parts that are more likely to break? When inspecting it, what should I look for?

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    The lady who is selling it stated it is "an old friend" but she can no longer lift it and had to get a lighter machine.

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    Grab it quick. I have my beloved 830 Record that I bought new for $350 in 1971- a lot of money for a student. She still purrs along like a happy kitten- beautiful stitches and a very reliable machine. Lucky you!

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    I have my mother's that she got in the late 1980s. It is a work horse. I had to have the motor replaced about three years ago and have it serviced yearly and it doesn't skip a beat. It would be a good buy.
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    http://stjohns.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ495784098

    I'm really excited! I get this Bernina Record 930 tomorrow!

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    Make sure that the feed dog is there!!!! Also, make sure that the machine stops in the UP position. Other than that, it is one of my favorite machines. Parts are extremely hard to find. Also, make sure that the hand wheel is true when it is running. All parts for this machine are in very short supply, and they don't make them anymore. If it is running well, you've got a fabulous machine...actually quite unbeatable, even by today's standards. The stitches are terrific!!!!!!

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    I have the 930 and would never give it up. I used it for years and is a great machine.
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