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    Singer 9100

    I am thinking of getting a Singer Professional 9100. Does anyone have an opinion of that machine? I've read a lot of reviews, and they are mixed. Except for the number of built in stitches, I can t find the difference between the 9100 and the 2010. Any suggestions or comments?

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    I always check Amazon for reviews. Here is a link to the 9100:
    http://www.amazon.com/Singer-Profess...dp/B00EXSTMBS/

    I would just say that the "Professional" in the name is pure marketing. This is a $300 or less machine, so is considered low-end. In that price point, I would normally not look at a Singer at all as their current reputation is pretty bad, especially for tension issues. I would be looking at Brother machines instead.

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    I, unfortunately agree with Prism99. I had a Singer in the 70s but I upgrade to a Bernina in the 90s. They really are not a quality sewing machine anymore. When shopping for a DSM, you need to get to a quilt show where you can actually test drive these machines. You need to find out what works best for you and your budget.
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    I also agree with Prism and Maniac, I, personally wouldn't buy ANY new Singer and especially so in the low end department, but would gladly buy any Singer older than a 70's.

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    Ok. Thanks for the advice. I will reconsider my options. ��

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    I bought a Singer 2662 about 10-15 years ago and have had no problems. I paid $200.00 at the time and have sewn real leather on it. Much is about maintenance. If you take care of a machine like you're suppose to and follow the manual, breakdown is usually user error.

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    I have a Singer 2010 Touch Tronic machine. I used it for years & years & then one day DH went into a quilt shop with me & we walked out with a Janome 7330 Magnolia. There are features on each machine that I like. I wish I could combine the two together & I would have everything that makes me happy.

    On my Singer I love:
    The little warning light that lets you know you are low on bobbin thread
    The fact that you can thread the bobbin without removing it from the bobbin case
    I have more area in the harp section for easier threading, etc.
    Strong machine
    Don't have to hold down the reverse button the whole time I'm reversing.

    On my Janome I love:
    The needle down feature
    The fact that I can slow down/speed up the stitching (it's not a stitch regulator but allows you to go slow when you need to)

    Actually, I like more features on the Singer than on the Janome but I have put away the Singer & use the Janome full time (unless it's in the shop).....don't want DH to think I didn't appreciate what he did for me.

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    I bought a secondhand Singer a few years ago, and I love it. I think I will try the 9100. Bernini and Janome are just too expensive for me. The 9100 is on sale at Walmart, and if I have a problem with it or just don't like it, Walmart has an awesome return policy. I'll post my opinion. Wish me luck. Thank you all for responding and offering advice.

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    I wish you luck and fun with your new sewing machine.....read the manual and dig in!

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    I got the 9100 for Christmas. It was missing the foot pedal, so we exchanged that one for another. At first I hated it. It skipped stitches, and that was one of the cons I had been reading about on this machine, and I also had a tension issue. So I took a deep breath, poured a cup of coffee, and went to work learning the machine. I spent a whole day going through the manual. I "played" with it for a few hours, I threaded and retreaded, I adjusted the top tension from 0 to 9 and when I changes the needle all the problems just desolved. The set screw on the needle was set so tight at the factory that I thought I was going to have to get help getting it undone. Since that one little ahha moment the machine has ran beautifully. No skipping. No problems. I love it. It is a cheap machine, but although I sew pretty much everyday, I am only sewing for myself and my family. If I were a professional seamstress or quilter I would buy a more expensive machine, but this one is great for me. Again thank you all for the comments and opinions.

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