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    Old 01-12-2014, 08:31 PM
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    Originally Posted by vmaniqui
    a $435 singer 15-91!! am i seeing it correctly - good for the seller but i don't know about the buyer. do you really think the pricing is not fixed. sometimes they do that on ebay. they jacked up the biddings. this is the SINGER 15-91 i am talking about.

    as a note i had a bid but stopped at $60++.
    I bid on that black longbed 301a that ended up selling for $530.
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    Old 01-13-2014, 08:00 AM
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    Originally Posted by mlmack
    ..... Too bad that the gear drive isn't all metal, though. Seems like the listings where the sellers BS about heavy duty, leather, sailcloth, etc., the higher the price goes.

    That IS an all metal drive machine. Really really. and the 15-91 is the little brother of the 201 and like it's sibling will sew whatever you are cruel enough to feed under the presser foot. (I have had both models sew leather without batting an eye)
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    Old 01-13-2014, 09:09 AM
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    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions...-15220837.html
    pig in a poke? or a goodie? they dont have any keys??
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    Originally Posted by oldsewnsew
    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions...-15220837.html
    pig in a poke? or a goodie? they dont have any keys??
    23 pounds? I'm betting on a 99.
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    Old 01-13-2014, 10:29 AM
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    Originally Posted by SteveH
    That IS an all metal drive machine. Really really. and the 15-91 is the little brother of the 201 and like it's sibling will sew whatever you are cruel enough to feed under the presser foot. (I have had both models sew leather without batting an eye)
    Take a good look at the gear attached to the handwheel, Steve. Almost all metal. That gear is a fiber gear. 15-91 and 201-2 both.
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    Our snow melted - slush??? Floods??? Kudzu???
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    Old 01-13-2014, 01:08 PM
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    Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane
    Take a good look at the gear attached to the handwheel, Steve. Almost all metal. That gear is a fiber gear. 15-91 and 201-2 both.
    Well I'll be durned.... I will have to take my 201-2 apart now.... Thanks for the knowledge!
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    Originally Posted by amcatanzaro
    23 pounds? I'm betting on a 99.
    Oh, nice pick up on that clue, Anastasia. Won't go for much though, I imagine. Someone in Melbourne sold me a 201 a few months ago with no key, but they jemmied the lock! Urgh, why can't people just try the small sewing machine screwdriver (yes it works)? Without the lock that lovely case is useless.
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    Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane
    Take a good look at the gear attached to the handwheel, Steve. Almost all metal. That gear is a fiber gear. 15-91 and 201-2 both.
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]456415[/ATTACH]
    why is it that of all the parts in that machine, they decided to put a fiber gear instead of a metal one. why oh why. now i can't brag about my 201-2 of being an all metal machine. is this true for all singer sewing machines or just the 15-91 and 201? hmm i wonder how durable that is? thanks for posting.
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    Originally Posted by vmaniqui
    why is it that of all the parts in that machine, they decided to put a fiber gear instead of a metal one. why oh why. now i can't brag about my 201-2 of being an all metal machine. is this true for all singer sewing machines or just the 15-91 and 201? hmm i wonder how durable that is? thanks for posting.
    Typically the metal/fibre or metal/plastic gear combo is used for two purposes: one being a mechanical "fuse" to prevent major gear damage in the event of a bind-up and the other being to reduce operating noise level of the machine.

    They are usually located between the drive shaft and other gears, in the event of stoppage of the gears to prevent the drive shaft or motor getting toasted

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