Well, I guess I just straight stitch with mine, so far anyway, and it is plenty fast for me. I think it is how it is geared, relative to cars and such, not the size of the motor. I would think it would be geared to go fast with the decorative stitches to compete back in the day, so more fast just straight running. My thought only, and I have a few machines to compare it to. LOL Ms. Miriam is fast, but straight stitch only. I guess I don't have the technical expertise to even explain what I think, like rpms or stitches per second or however we would measure the speed of a sewing machine. Anyway, Miriam will like the Pfaff when she gets it torqued up, or triflowed, or whatever her choice is. Mine does fmq best of all my machines. Yes, better than 53 others.
"My understanding was that the Triflow turns to powder when it gets old rather than turn gummy. "
Just for my curiosity, where you come by this info? I use and like the Tri-Flow oil.
I think I saw that on Sew Classic a long time ago - I know bikes use it as well - Ray White peddles it too and Cathy uses it too.
I just looked on Sew-classic but couldn't find it. If you use anything it might be a good idea to google search and make up your own mind - I learned a lot a few minutes ago...
OK. I've read all that is posted on Sew-Classic, that's where I bought my Tri-Flow, and didn't see anything like that. Perhaps it was some rumor that was proven false.
I know I used Triflow to unlock my Viking last week. Triflow and the hairdryer and it worked wonderfully.
look up Triflow and lock smiths or gunsmiths
Just made hot buttered biscuits and fresh homemade blackberry jelly!! Yall pull up a chair. Yes, I grew the blackberries too. Need to be sewing, but had to do something the the berries, and about pied out, got em in the freezer already, so jelly it was tonight. Daughter wants a quilt of her pharmacy school shirts, so planning that right now, and choosing a machine to do the work. Yall have a good night.