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Old 02-26-2004, 07:32 AM
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I came across a Pfaff PS145 machine for sale the other day.I can get it for $500 U.S. Does anyone know anything about these machines or the value of them. I'm a long ways from needing it, but it is close to where I live, and you don't see them for sale .My wife has used her lighter machine to make camper seats etc, but she doesn't want to get to interested in doing a whole interior with it, so have been watching for a heavier machine such as this.

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Old 02-26-2004, 06:03 PM
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If its in good working condition, and includes the complete table and motor, thats a pretty decent price. You can get rebuilt ones (with new formica tables and new motors) for around $800-$1000.
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Are the Harbour freight Industrial sewing machines anygood for interior work?
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In this area, $500 would be highway robbery for a 145. We've got one thats 35 years old, but its wore slap out. Once they've been well used, you'll find yourself working on it more than you use it. Parts are expensive also compared to the Jap machines. On another note, the Tacsew machines sold on Ebay have proven to be a damned good machine. It's an improved version of the old Singer t111, a proven design that used to be the workhorse of the industry. At about $800 for the complete setup, you cant go wrong.
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Old 01-30-2005, 04:40 PM
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Man, i dont know if id trust a harbor freight sewing machine. I buy alot of stuff from there, but i wouldnt buy a sewing machine. That is something that needs to be in perfect working condition, and needs to stay very accurate or your work will look horrible.
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Old 02-02-2005, 09:52 PM
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Dittos kristkustoms on harbor freight. I would check the name brand first.
I have a 211G166 Singer that I got from a tarp and awning business 2 ys ago for $100, including the table and motor. I have had to put $50 in parts in it ( a couple springs broke right after I got it) and now have a fantastic machine.
Having sold my old Consew a few years back when I got out of upholstery for awhile, the Consew was a relatively new machine and it didnt sew anywhere near as good as my old Singer does.
Check with some of the awning and tarp companies in your area.
A lot of them will have some excellent machines sitting around like the one I bought, simply because they use the small bobbins and need the large bobbin machines due to piece work production.

Two critical things to look for, whether the machine has a walking foot and that foot is designed for sewing welt.

The foot is replaceable but if you find one with a welt foot, that will save you about $45 US for the purchase of a new foot.
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I'm new here & seen this post about machines & had to write since I've been in the Industrail sewing machine bus. for over 20 yrs.
The Pfaff 145 is an old machine but parts are still available,I would buy that machine if I needed one.You should have the person selling show you how to thread it & sew on it to make sure it's ok & also grab the needlebar & push it front to back & see if there's much play in it.This is one of the best ways to check condition.
STAY AWAY from Harbor Freights machines,they are made in China,they seem to give alot of problems since they are made in China,I have tried a couple myself & found the quality very poor.There's also one just like it made in Taiwan we've been selling for years thet works good for someone to do a car or 2 a year,they do only have 7" workspace to the right of the needle & most arger Industrials have 10" which helps w/door panels.
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145 has a smaller bobbin. $500 buxs is a good buy Here's a link to see pics and prices http://www.industrialsewmachine.com/contents.htm

545 has lager bobbin like a 1245 like I have

Here's a pic of my 1245 pfaff and my 144 singer 30'' long arm
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I did not see a 145 Pfaff on the 1st link I posted here are a few links

http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diagrams/Threading_Pages/Pfaff_Sewing_Machine_Threading/Pfaff_145_threading_Diagram.htm



Here's a 545 they look alike
http://www.sewusa.com/Machine_Pictures/Pfaff_Machine_pictures/pfaff_545a.jpg
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Shannon,
Looks like you have some nice machines there,is the Singer New?
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Can anyone ID this singer? A free one arrived yesterday, The tag is missing..

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Im not an expert but it looks to me like it might be a Singer 251-2 or something close to that.
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looks like my singer i use

made some frilly french cut knickers for the wif, and sewed some drapes, come up a treat.I think singers owners are grinners!
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Im not an expert but it looks to me like it might be a Singer 251-2 or something close to that.
You must be an expert, 'cuz that's what it is. The knob on the top left is a pressure adjustment knob, and that's what identifies it as a 251 series along with the rounded cover at the end of the machine head.
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