Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 26 to 30 of 30

Thread: Necchi BF Any Good For FMQ?

  1. #26
    Super Member ArchaicArcane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Not Here
    Posts
    3,795
    Quote Originally Posted by lemonswade View Post
    Assuming she lets me test it, how do I check the wiring? I'm completely unfamiliar with these machines. Do I need do tilt it back and check underneath?
    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    assuming that the wiring isn't crunchy or melted or gooey
    It's quite literally as simple as that. The insulation on the wiring (goes from the motor and light to the power connector on the right of the machine) shouldn't be cracked (it will be brittle and dry) or gooey (it's a creepy feeling when the wire does that, think one of those weird gummy candies) and the wire shouldn't be bare - this is a shock hazard, and can cause a lot of problems to you and the machine. That said, it's fairly easy to fix with tutorials online, but that's a hurdle you should jump only if you want to.

    Additionally, check the cords for the wall and the foot for broken insulation. The cord is a 2 minute change and a less than $10 cord (if memory serves) anyone who can operate a blade screwdriver can do it. It's a bargaining chip.

  2. #27
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Posts
    11
    Okay, I'll check those things. I am a bit concerned about the mark on the front of the arm - it is a blemish on an otherwise very nice machine... maybe I can touch it up? I talked to her on the phone and she said I could try it out before I buy. Hopefully all goes well.

  3. #28
    Super Member ArchaicArcane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Not Here
    Posts
    3,795
    I consider most marks on a sewing machines to be battle scars. They're often honestly won, and a record of what they've gone through. There are very very few machines out there without marks on them, they were tools, not collectibles when they were new.

    It's possible it can be polished out, or touched up, I can't tell what the mark is from here. If you're sure you can make it better than it is, not worse, I'd say go for it, that may not be an easy task though.

  4. #29
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Posts
    11
    I brought it home today. It seemed to run beautifully, just needs cleaning and oiling like she said. Light works, wiring's okay, pedal is really smooth, case is in good condition. The mark I was worried about looks like something on top of the paint, not a gouge or anything. It will probably come off easily. Now hopefully it's just a matter of TLC, getting to know the machine and ordering a darning foot.

  5. #30
    Super Member ArchaicArcane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Not Here
    Posts
    3,795
    Alright!! Good girl! And good grab! Low Shank darning feet are the easiest to come by. Now you just have to decide if you want metal or plastic.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.