i have decided that a cabinet mounted machine should join my life to make machine quilting much less painful. my thinking is a cabinet mount would put the needle on the same plane as my quilt and would be easier than my current not-at-all fancy janome domestic machine set up. i know the harp is the same size, but i have myself convinced the extension table provided by the cabinet will be a vast improvement.
right now there are two for sale in my town that look like they might do the trick.
not sure i am allowed to post links to the sites themselves, so i'll try my best.
one is a 1954 singer, serial #JD600160. the owner has it listed for $125, i offered him $60 and he came back with $80.
the other is a singer stylist model 774 in the original cabinet which i might note is heinously unattractive. it has all the parts including the original manual and is listed for $60.
i have no idea what to look for, how to test them or even really how to research them.
can you guys help an absolute beginner here?