Im considering purchasing the Singer 7470 Quantum . Im looking for a new sewing machine as the last vintage machine i bought, while it works, the bobbin wider does not and the bobbins do not fit on my sidewinder. So its essentially useless.

Does anyyone have this machine ? the reviews seem pretty good but im scared to buy another machine and have this bad luck streak continue.
thanks!

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    Feb 14, 2012, 10.54 PMby patti-r

    Go test one out, they have many price ranges on that same machine. Know that many Singers have gotten a bad reputation but my cousin has that machine it works very well, LOL she does not really sew she bought it so when I go to help her hem clothes I do not have to take a machine. One thing it uses Class 15J bobbins, make sure they are available at a store near you she had to order them (She can wind the bobbins). Blind hemmer works great, have not used the buttonhole attachment.

    Hoping others have more information for you.

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    Feb 14, 2012, 11.47 PMby TabithaFoxx

    ufortuatly were i live there are no options for testing :( i have to order online

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    Feb 15, 2012, 11.11 AMby mickeygirl

    The problem is the honesty of the seller for used items. You can use ebay which has a customer rating system. If they have sold items before their customers will give them a rating. You can try to deal with only people who have good rating. Ask more questions about the machines.

    I would buy a new machine. I do not know about Singer machines. Try to find a consumer rating website and read any reviews of their machines there.

    Also try to find out if there is anyone who does machine repairs in your area? You might need some service such as minor repairs and cleaning. It will make any machine last longer.

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    Feb 15, 2012, 09.33 PMby harrietbazley

    Depending on the age of your vintage machine, the problem with the bobbin winder may be as simple as the rubber tyre having gone stiff/shrunk with age (they usually do) and not pressing hard enough against the handwheel. In that case all you need is a new tyre… http://www.helenhowes-sewingmachines.co.uk/winders.html

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