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    Old 06-09-2015, 05:14 PM
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    Default NOS Kenmore on ebay....You won't find this very often!

    There's a "new old stock" 158.19142 on ebay. With all accessories...still packed in original box. I was VERY interested til I looked it up on Sears Parts Direct & found it's left-homing....As much as I love 158s, I don't care for left-homing machines at all. But if anyone's interested here's the auction http://www.ebay.com/itm/381289042216...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    According to the Sears Archives, it was made in '76 & '77.

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    Old 06-09-2015, 06:38 PM
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    Wow...I just bought one of these a couple of weekends ago that I found on Craigslist. It's in a nice cabinet and has all of the attachments. I need to replace the belts, but it sews great! I think I'm really gonna love this machine.

    It'll be interesting to see how much this one ends up selling for. I wonder how it managed to get squirreled away all these years without being used...

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    Old 06-09-2015, 09:08 PM
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    I hate to show my ignorance, but there's no disguising it. What is "left homing?"
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    Old 06-09-2015, 09:15 PM
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    There was an used one that sold on eBay a while back for $150.00.
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    Old 06-09-2015, 10:21 PM
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    I been sewing since high school 55 years ago and I'm with Caroline...I don't know what homing is?
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    Old 06-09-2015, 10:33 PM
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    Left homing is that it straight stitches at the far left side of your zigzag foot....rather than in the middle. And there's no left, center, or right position adjustment for the needle so, you can't move it to the center. If you're used to your straight stitch being in the center, it's hard to get used to....for me anyway.
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    Old 06-10-2015, 02:13 AM
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    Originally Posted by path49
    Left homing is that it straight stitches at the far left side of your zigzag foot....rather than in the middle. And there's no left, center, or right position adjustment for the needle so, you can't move it to the center. If you're used to your straight stitch being in the center, it's hard to get used to....for me anyway.
    Me, too. Which is why that machine ended up not being used by me. And donated. I did put a note with the machine warning/advising a potential buyer about it.

    I would not have bought it if I had been aware of it!
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    I've read a few theories for the reason behind the left homing needle but I honestly don't know why they did that. They're not good for piecing, but I used a decorative stitch on my 1703 to sew the binding on my last quilt and I didn't have a problem getting used to it for that.

    I'm going to use the 1914 to quilt and bind the one that I'm working on now.

    Mine was on Craigslist for over a month, but she was asking $150.00 for it and it just sat there. When it went down to $100.00 I told my husband, "It's mine!"
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    I had one of these too, mine was a 1703. I also sold it. After owning that machine, I really appreciate the flexibility of being able to choose my needle position.

    It was a fine machine, it ran great and was in a nice cabinet, but that left homing plus the super high shank were deal breakers for me.

    The person who bought it already owned the same model and wanted a spare machine so we were both happy. He really likes this machine so to each his own.
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    Old 06-10-2015, 04:30 AM
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    What does NOS mean?
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