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Old 09-21-2012, 07:19 AM
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I would choose almost any of those machines, but my last choice would be the Consew 206. All Consew machines are made by Seiko in Japan, except the new Consew 206's, which are made in China. My sewing machine mechanic told me to stay away from them. The Tacsew is a clone of the Consew 206.

My first choices would be any of the older three that are $975. The older machines are better built, in my estimation. I've been sewing on my Consew 226 for 25 years, and do 90% of my sewing with it. It works perfectly, parts and accessories are easy to get, and they are not expensive. If any of the machines doesn't have reverse, that would be a deal breaker for me.

If you can swing the new $1549 Juki, that is the best value of the bunch, but $574 more is a lot of money, especially if you're not trying to make a living with the machine.

I'm assuming they all have a table and motor and are set up ready to go.

No one lives forever, the trick is creating something that will.

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