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Thread: Singer 628 Touch and Sew Questions

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    Singer 628 Touch and Sew Questions

    I just picked up a Singer Touch and Sew model 628 along with a box of cams, bobbins, and attachments for a few bucks at a thrift shop. It's missing the power cord but I did open it up top and bottom and the plastic gears appear to be working. Tension seems ok, I sewed a few stitches manually but guess I won't really know until I get the power cord. I'm reading a lot of mixed reviews on this machine, is it worth it for me to go ahead and buy a power cord and see if it it works? Any information anyone would like to share on this machine? Thoughts or suggestions?
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    Touch & Sews tend to be love them or leave them machines; people that leave them often call them Torch & Throws, or some variation. But just as many got one for graduation, or saved up their babysitting money for one and love them to pieces. (Sometimes literally! ) I'm not crazy about their wind-in-place bobbins-they get hinky with age, especially the bobbin winder lifter lever which tends to crack in the nylon base.

    That said, they're usually decent machines. I'd never use one as my main machine, but if you need a backup or have a beginner to pass it on to, they're usually ok.
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    Thanks for the tip on the bobbin winder lever...mine appears to be intact at first look over, we'll see what happens when it gets power. IF it gets power! Any insight on the motors of these? Any way to know if it's konked out without getting a power cord? I was hoping that maybe if I bought the cord it'd fit another of my machines but it fits like NOTHING but the Touch and Sews lol* I just don't want to be out $15 if the power cord is basically worth more than the machine if the motor/electrical doesn't work.
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    Just me and my opinion, I would get a cord for it and see how it works for you. If you don't you will never know.
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    I have a cord set for this machine, if you could let me know your address I will send it to you.

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    Thank you Jingle and Sing99...I think I'm going to do just that. Sing I sent you a PM!
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    I'm sorry I am not very computer literate and I cannot figure out how to answer your reply. I definitely do not want anything for the cord set, If I could just get your address, I will be happy to drop it in the mail to you.

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    Sing99 - thank you so much for your kindness! I have already spoken to someone about purchasing two of her powercords for a very reasonable price. (I don't mind having one back up around)...if that doesn't pan out I may take you up on your most generous offer...and thank you so much again! I'm constantly amazed at the kindness of strangers on these boards!
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    I have a Singer Touch and Sew that I have had for 50 years. I love this machine. My mom bought it for me when I was a teenager. I have it serviced and it sews beautifully. Mine is the 600 series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBoats View Post
    Touch & Sews tend to be love them or leave them machines; people that leave them often call them Torch & Throws, or some variation. But just as many got one for graduation, or saved up their babysitting money for one and love them to pieces. (Sometimes literally! ) I'm not crazy about their wind-in-place bobbins-they get hinky with age, especially the bobbin winder lifter lever which tends to crack in the nylon base.........
    Iím one of those who saved up their babysitting money to buy a new Touch & Sew Model 636. I made a lot of clothes with it, but hated the push-button drop in bobbin. It was ďhinkyĒ from the get go.

    Beats the heck out of me why I still keep it. I open the cabinet to vacuum it out, but it hasnít been plugged in since about 1997. I think Iíll drag it out of the corner and give her a good cleaning and some oil.

    I just looked at the manual, ďWhatís new for tomorrow is at SINGER today!Ē The back cover shows pictures of a Singer television, Singer vacuum cleaner, Singer phonograph, Singer typewriter, and childís Touch & Sew thatís battery, electricity, or hand crank. Ah, the ďMade in USA ď good old days.

    Good luck with your 628. Iím off to find my Zoom Spout.



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