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05-30-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Quilterman

I have one. It is a fairly good machine. Pretty...

I have one. It is a fairly good machine. Pretty simple to run.
05-30-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,715
Posted By Quilterman

Great to see someone else addicted to...

Great to see someone else addicted to featherweights. I have 10. As old as 1937 and as new as 1956. Also have a 222.
05-30-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,004
Posted By Quilterman

Thumbs up If the decals, finish, and cabinet are like new...

If the decals, finish, and cabinet are like new then it is worth it. I have several 15-91 machines and would sell them for as cheap as $50.00 and as expensive as $300.00. My high priced one is...
02-05-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By Quilterman

I wish I lived closer to you. I would take that...

I wish I lived closer to you. I would take that machine in a minute. The 301 is a great machine. They are usually worth about $200.00. I'm sure that if you advertised it anywhere it would sell pretty...
01-27-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,038
Posted By Quilterman

The Featherweight is the ultimate lightweight...

The Featherweight is the ultimate lightweight portable. Very handy if space is a premium like classes, camping, and travel.
Great machine if you only need straight stitch. Brand new replica cases...
01-05-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,596
Posted By Quilterman

The 400 and 500 series singers are prone to...

The 400 and 500 series singers are prone to getting oil into the motors from people that over oil the machines.
The oil gets on the commutator and brushes and forms a film from the electric...
01-05-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,302
Posted By Quilterman

I have two and they sew great. Not a lot of...

I have two and they sew great. Not a lot of market for them except for collectors. But you usually can find parts and manuals for them. It looks like the cabinet isn't in that bad of shape and could...
12-12-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By Quilterman

I have several 500's, a 503, and some 401's. All...

I have several 500's, a 503, and some 401's. All are great machines and I think are some of the best machines Singer ever made.
My 500 is my main go to machine for everything. You don't need a...
12-12-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,171
Posted By Quilterman

You will probably have to polish it off with a...

You will probably have to polish it off with a fine auto polish or plastic windshield polish. I have rubbed out a lot of stuff like that with car wax or cleaner. As long as you don't have decals on...
12-12-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,365
Posted By Quilterman

Thumbs up Fantastic white 221

This machine is great. Most of the white ones have chips out of the paint and the cases are bad. Don't give it away they are worth a lot.
08-04-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,435
Posted By Quilterman

I have a 306 with an off brown crinkle finish.

I have a 306 with an off brown crinkle finish.
08-04-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By Quilterman

I have one and love it. Nice since it also has...

I have one and love it. Nice since it also has zigzag. Not that expensive but are rare to find.
05-18-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By Quilterman

For me I have found that my Singer machines don't...

For me I have found that my Singer machines don't really like the thick denim thread.
I always use one of my Kenmore machines with the denim thread. Even if you get
it to sew on the Singer you have...
05-04-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,652
Posted By Quilterman

You can get all the parts for these red eye 66...

You can get all the parts for these red eye 66 machines easily. I have one that I completely refinished
the cabinet and the machine has good decals on it. I wouldn't sell it for less than $600.00
11-17-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By Quilterman

From looking at my 201 and 221 they look enough...

From looking at my 201 and 221 they look enough different that it won't work.
The cutout on the back of the 221 light looks different from the 201.
Search ebay and bonanza for awhile and you should...
11-04-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,372
Posted By Quilterman

I still find Ebay the best place to search for...

I still find Ebay the best place to search for 306/319 parts both new and original. Bonanza is also
a good site for vintage parts. You can find original bobbins alone or mixed in with 306...
11-03-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By Quilterman

Ebay usually has the caps and brushes and if you...

Ebay usually has the caps and brushes and if you watch long enough you
can find a motor. The Alphasew motor is a good motor and if you replace
the Alphasew info band around the motor with the one...
11-03-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By Quilterman

The 401 motor comes out easy. There is a bearing...

The 401 motor comes out easy. There is a bearing on the shaft that needs an
occasional drop of oil. That bearing can lock up the motor if it dries out.
11-03-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,889
Posted By Quilterman

I have some brothers around that vintage and that...

I have some brothers around that vintage and that part looks like the light switch. It shouldn't stop you
from using the machine.

You can replace that switch with an automotive switch of similar...
11-03-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,372
Posted By Quilterman

I think the 306 is a good machine. I have a...

I think the 306 is a good machine. I have a couple. You need to have the manual for it.
It does have a couple of gotchas so the manual is a must. It takes a special needle
not the standard 15X1. It...
05-05-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,424
Posted By Quilterman

Check your needle plates. On old machines they...

Check your needle plates. On old machines they can have burrs and gouges where the thread goes through
that the thread can catch on. You sometimes can file out the damage with a jewelers file...
04-29-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,459
Posted By Quilterman

There are several sources for the belts and not...

There are several sources for the belts and not too expensive. Even some rubber replacements which are cheap.
Not hard to replace if you get the belt that you connect the ends. Times the same as...
04-29-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,593
Posted By Quilterman

I have two of them. They sew great once cleaned...

I have two of them. They sew great once cleaned and adjusted. Great machine for older sewers with stiff hands
since they use the 66 bobbin and it is much easier to insert than a 15 class. I found...
04-22-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,261
Posted By Quilterman

I don't think you can go wrong with a 500a or...

I don't think you can go wrong with a 500a or 401. They are two of the best machines Singer ever made. They clean
up easy and everything can still be fixed on them. I have reconditioned and sold...
04-22-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By Quilterman

My wife has a 347 and 348. Really loves the color...

My wife has a 347 and 348. Really loves the color of the machines. They are the same except for one has cams.
I have gotten parts from a 338 which most will work.
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