Pfaff 295-1 Thoughts

Old 07-31-2023, 12:03 PM
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Looking to buy a sewing machine and came across a Pfaff 295-1. Has anyone used this model before?
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Old 07-31-2023, 12:34 PM
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It has a rotary hook, which doesn't have the best stitch quality. It will sew a good straight stitch. But you'll never get a balanced zig-zag stitch from it. The plastic presser foot lifter is notorious for breaking. It does have the good Pfaff electrical cord -- some of their cords short out easily.

If you're looking for a vintage machine that will be a good work horse, get a vintage Kenmore. Model 158.__ was made by Jaguar engineers. find one with a low-shank presser foot, so you can use any standard snap-on presser feet. find one with a front-loading bobbin, not a drop-in or side-loading bobbin. And find one with built-in stitches, not just cams. Then you will have an awesome, well-built, bullet-proof, vintage sewing machine.
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