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Old 02-24-2012, 01:25 PM
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Hi all,

Do any of you use a commercial machine to quilt? I was offered a Singer Heavy Duty 6212c machine for $50. The throat is way wider and deeper than a regular machine and is built to last and last. Just a question and I just wondered if it would work or if anyone else has had this thought. RoundRobinP
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:41 PM
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I Googled this machine and am not seeing that it is a commercial machine at all, or that the throat is any wider than regular domestic machines. Here, for example:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Singer-6212C...-/330565522172

Industrial machines can be really nice to work with, but this model does not appear to be industrial.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:00 PM
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Heavy Duty and it includes a walking foot. I was told it was for upholstery and canvas. I guess I just thought industrial. blush.....
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:36 PM
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No, not commercial, industrial or heavy duty.
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:53 PM
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You can sew upholstery and canvas on a lot of machines. Heavy duty doesn't really mean anything.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:17 PM
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It's not an industrial nor a heavy duty machine. The seller is trying too hard IMHO to sell it. That said, for $50, it could serve you well. If you're looking at this for a first machine, go ahead, knowing that when you get 'deeper' into this hobby, you'll probably want to upgrade.
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