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Thread: Ultimate apqs long arm reliability

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    Ultimate apqs long arm reliability

    A friend has the opportunity to purchase a APQS Long Arm model is an Ultimate, it is approx 20 years old. She is wondering if it considered a reliable machine, parts availability etc. If any of the members here have had any experience with this long arm machine.
    Smiles from Idaho,
    Onalee

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    You might be able to search the APQS forums for comments about this machine: http://forum.apqs.com/ . When I put "Ultimate APQS" into the search field, I came up with this list of threads:
    http://forum.apqs.com/index.php?app=...&fromMainBar=1

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    I have an APQS Ult 1.... Have had for over 15 yrs, bought used from original owner who had for 5 yrs. never had any problems.....replaced start switch once, belt once, single stitch once.....and I have used daily.....I do keep clean and oiled...and once every 3-4 yrs, put head in car and head to Iowa for its spa day....the techs clean and check places I can't......always an overnite....motel right down the street...love the little town it's in. Of, course it does not have all the bells and whistles, but at this point in the game I don't need them... I guess because I learned without, I don't miss them. But, I did take an all day seminar at the very beginning with Dawn Cavanaugh, who is now a company rep...at the time she just lived outside of Des Moines and did quilts and gave lessons....best thing I did......I never regret my purchase.

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    I own an APQS Millennium, bought it used, good machine. I did a lot of research before I bought my machine. APQS stands behind their machines. I have a number of friends that own APQS machines, many were used when they bought them. My personal opinion is that APQS is the best company to buy from...but I'm probably a little biased. Great machines!
    JT

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    Thank-you everyone for your input, I've shown these posts to my friend and she said it has been most informative.

    This forum is a wonderful resource for information sharing. :0)
    Smiles from Idaho,
    Onalee

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