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Is 555,000 stitches on a floor model sewing only machine a lot of stitches??

Is 555,000 stitches on a floor model sewing only machine a lot of stitches??

Old 08-02-2014, 12:20 PM
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I can't really judge number of stitches because I've never had a machine that counts this. It certainly sounds like a LOT of stitches. Does this sound possible or is it more likely the machine was used and possibly a trade-in?
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:43 PM
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That's only about 55,500 inches.
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:44 PM
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What kind of machine is it. If it's embroidery, it's not very much.
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:55 PM
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It is only sewing (no embroidery). 55,500 inches equals 4625 yards. This just seems like a lot of sewing for a floor model. When I did the warranty registration online, a different store came up as the original store of purchase (it was still local but was not the store I purchased it from--I had the option to select the correct store if the one displayed was not correct so I did).
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The maximum stitch speed of my Bernina is about 1000 spm (stitches per minute). That would equal 555 minutes, or 9.25 hours, at maximum speed, or more hours at a slower speed (more likely). That doesn't sound like a lot to me, for a machine used as a demo. (BTW, that 4625 feet, only 1541 yards.)
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I am confused. Original post is 555,000 stitches but then the figure 55,000 is used.
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Old 08-02-2014, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Quilt30 View Post
I am confused. Original post is 555,000 stitches but then the figure 55,000 is used.
555,000 stitches equates to 55,000 ***inches***. I had to read it a couple of times before I figured it out.
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Yes, and my math was wrong. I thought I had already divided 55,000 by 12 to come up with feet and then I divided by 3 for yards. I skips the inches to feet part. 555,000/10 stitches per inch = 55,500 inches/12 inches to a foot = 4,625 feet/ 3 feet per yard = 1,541 yards.
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When I bought my floor model, the shop owner gave me a full warranty - so if they do that, and a good discount, why not?
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I bought a floor model Singer back in '83 that had more "mileage" than that on it (I know, I worked that sale floor). I'm still using it, and I've ALWAYS been a heavy sewer.
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