Thanks Linda, I bought some Swarfega, which is the main grease removing cleaner here, and there is no mentionn of any pumice in the ingredients, so I'm going to give it a go in an inconspicuous place. I tried to find info on the cleaner via the manufacturers, but they have just been sold/taken over, so there isn't anything happening with their website.
Originally Posted by SewExtreme
My White (ver pale green/celery) FW arrived this morning!!! Thankfully, no apparent damage. There is a small chip on the head of the machine, and that is the only one other than a few small ones on the motor, which I understand happens quite often. I have one tiny concern, in the attachments box there were two pieces of a broken black plastic ring. I can't see where it might have gone, it might not have anything to do with the machine. Does anyone have any ideas please? I love it that the machine came with its LIFETIME guarantee (apart from the motor, that is, which was one year), so perhaps I can get a new, free black plastic ring? LOL.
It stitches fine, after a little tension adjustment, but slowly compared to anything else I have ever tried. Does this seem normal, or would some oiling improve that? I do intend to oil it anyway, but wondered if I need to get Singer oil, or would my Bernina oil do? Many thanks, sorry for so many questions.
Straight out of the box
The broken plastic ring
Even the packing slip was included
Next to my older Bernina, for comparison on size!