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Thread: Pfaff 230

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    Super Member Daylesewblessed's Avatar
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    I have a Pfaff 130 -- my main machine, and I do a lot of fleece for Project Linus. It is not fussy at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket_iscute View Post
    I hear good things about the Pfaff 230 and I hear things like what is above. It's a decent machine, but fussy.

    I have a Pfaff 130. A super machine, even though he is on my meching bench now because I tried to do bobbin work with him and he didn't like it. Should be a quick fix. Pfaffs, especially of that era, are very intolerant of any stray thread or lint in the bobbin area. And they are fussy. But once you understand their idiosyncrasies, they are great machines. (That said, they are so fussy that I would not buy another.)

    If you are mechanically inclined and patient, and bearing in mind the warnings above especially about parts and the belt, go for it! Pfaff destroyed all extra parts some time ago and parts are very difficult and expensive to find.

    Cricket

    You are hesitating to pay $37 for that machine? It is most likely worth two or three hundred - at least in this part of the country!

    There could be any number of things going on so that the needle doesn't go up and down. It could be frozen. That is not a problem for an experienced sewing machine mechanic. We see that all the time. Following instructions, you might be able to do the work yourself. (Hint: NO WD40! NO 3 in 1 oil!!! Nothing but sewing machine oil and grease or Tri-flow oil and grease on any sewing machine. Tri-flow is superior. Try Tri-flow oil and a blow dryer.)

    Cricket
    Yes, I am not only hesitating, but I'm not going to put any more bids on it. It may be worth more than $37.00 to you, but another project with unknown problems isn't something I want right now. If you think so much of it, why don't you bid on it?

    Your own comments following the cautions of the other posters before you should be a clue why I don't want to deal with it.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylesewblessed View Post
    I have a Pfaff 130 -- my main machine, and I do a lot of fleece for Project Linus. It is not fussy at all.
    What is "Project Linus"?

    Joe

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    Joe,

    Project Linus is an charitable organization that makes and distributes homemade blankets to children who are ill or in a trauma situation. There are chapters in many communities. See projectlinus.org for more information.

    Dayle

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    Dayle,

    Thanks, I'll check it out.

    Joe

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    Ditto Joe, you should bid on it Cricket, if they're so easy to fix and worth so much in your area;>

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    No input on the 230 (though I know a couple of people here have them - is it the Automatic version?) but I'm interested in feedback on the 130, makitamama.
    I have my mum's Pfaff 30 (same as 130 but without reverse??) and would also love to hear Makitamama's views.

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    It's Baaaaaccccckkkkk

    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem...temID=12141962

    According to the text: "Additional Information Added 12/26/2012 6:06:55 AM
    Item re-listed due to non payment."


    LOL, I wonder why the high bidder didn't remit payment? You think maybe she / he is a member here and read this thread and got scared away????


    Joe

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    Maybe. Or maybe they hadn't figured out the actual shipping costs. Yikes.

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