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Thread: Singer 306M questions

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Caroline,

    Where are you getting your 206-13 needles?

    Joe
    Sew Classic. Schmetz needles which I prefer.

    http://shop.sew-classic.com/206x13-S...eedles_c46.htm
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    Joe, you mentioned you have a jewelers glass. I think that is what you called it. Where did you buy yours? How much? In the "old days" I could read the numbers on sewing machine needles. No longer even with my glasses on and a magnifying glass, AAAARRRGH!
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    Carloline,

    I bought one from a artists / fountain pen store in Phoenix, and the other here in Springfield at a jewelery shop as far as I can remember. Both of mine are 10 power. You might try Hobby Lobby if there's one near you.

    I know what you mean about not being able to read small stuff any more. Being near sighted I used to be able to read really tiny stuff, now I can hardly see it.

    Joe

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    Thanks Joe. That jeweler glass is added to my shopping list.
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    You're welcome. Also for the 206-13 needles try All Brands { http://www.allbrands.com/productsear...r_by=relevance }. They have a better selection than Sew-Classic. We bought our first package from S-C then bought about 200 or so from All Brands.

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    Thanks again Joe. You are becoming the supreme oracle of all sewing machine information. So, I have another question. I posted a picture of the 306 motor. I do not see grease ports on the motor. Is it safe to assume that it does not need grease? It sounds OK when I briefly ran it.
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    It's probably the same general vintage as our 319K. The owners manual for it says the motor is a non lube motor. So if there's no lube ports I'd just run it. We don't use ours too much right now, but my wife used the heck out of it last year when we got it and we had no troubles with the motor at all.

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    Another 306m Update

    I received my S-C order with the 206x13 needles for "Sofia". I was really praying that she had not been modified to take 15x1 needles. Thanks Nancy for the 306 manual. Without it I would have spent a whole lot of time figuring out how this machine works. I mounted the new needle, threaded her, wound her one and only bobbin and VOILA, she sews the most awesome stitches. I guess I am going to have to break down and purchase a router to add to my tool collection. I really want to mount this sewing machine on the treadle cabinet and the hinge holes need to be routed out to fit Sofia's hinges. One more thing to add to the shopping list.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Another 306m Update

    Yes, I have finally determined that the 306m was made in Monza, Italy. I found this website this afternoon. Mystery solved. So, Sophia will remain her name.

    http://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/monza/
    Sweet Caroline

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    Were the Singer 319s made there, too?
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