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Thread: shark machine

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    Super Member azdesertrat's Avatar
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    Has anyone ever heard of the Shark brand of Sewing Machine?
    Saw one at Target and have never heard of it

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    I googled it and it is Euro pro here are some comments

    http://www.epinions.com/Sewing_Machines/skp_~1/dl_~1/search_string_~shark%20sewing%20machines/adv_search_~1

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    Wow read those reviews and it doesn't look favorable.

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    I got one 3 Christmases ago. For the most part, I am happy with it. I DO NOT like the drop in bobbin. Much prefer the kind with a bobbin case. My machine is capable of stitching fast, or should be, except the bobbin mechanism keeps jumping out of place. At first I thought I was using the wrong size bobbin, and that was why. But it happens no matter what size I use. Also the bobbin mechanism is all plastic--the little piece that the bobbin sits in is plastic, and because the bloomin thing jumps out in the middle of sewing, I have lots of tiny needle holes in it. You have no warning when this happens and by the time the machine can be stop, you have sewed right through the little plastic dealie. I have not put it in a shop or contacted Shark. I really didn't figure it would do any good.
    I DO love all the decorative stitches and have enjoyed embellishing lots of my quilts with them. For your money, you get tons more stitches than with the Bernina and that was what I wanted. Overall, though I am disappointed with the problems with the bobbin.

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    Vickie, that's what happens with my Singer Ingenuity, I don't know how many needles I've broken! If you go reeeeel slow you can hear it rattle and know it's about to jump but who wants to sew like that?!

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    Super Member vicki reno's Avatar
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    I get sooo aggravated! I don't mind sewing slow doing decorative stitches or something like that, but who wants to go that slow when you are just doing straight stitches! UGH :!: :(

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    I have a Shark Iron, so guess there could be a Shark Sewing machine, and I bet its a good one.

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    I was going to mention that I have a shark iron but then I started ranting about the sewing machine and forgot! I really like the iron, it's heavy and heats up quick but the auto shut off is too quick, other than that I really like it.

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    Kathy where on the Texas Coast are you working?

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    See if a metal bobbin will work in the shark, it will be abit heavier, and I would contact Shark and I bet they will help you.

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    Super Member vicki reno's Avatar
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    I have tried metal bobbins and several types of plastic ones, but the problem is that the bobbin "shuttle" or "hook", I am not sure what to call it, the mechanism that holds the bobbin itself. Anyway that whole mechanism needs to have a wider or bigger clip or something holding it from popping out. I believe it is a design flaw and not a defect that can be corrected with a new piece. When you go fast as you tend to do on a nice straight stretch the whole mechanism pops out and because miine is all plastic, the needle sews into it and makes little holes in it. Then you have to stop, and take it all apart and reposition it before you can resume sewing, at a much sloer speed. Very irriating.

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    Longarm, I'm on the coast of Galveston Bay

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