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Hi there,

I have been working in the upholstery business for about a year and I'm looking in to going out on my own. I recently picked up an old Pfaff130 and have been displeased with it.

I was wondering if any of the machines like tuffsew 9", sailrite, or any of the other machines that look the same are worth buying or if it would be wise to save for a real industrial machine such as the consew or juki?

I plan on doing automotive, marine, restaurant, and furniture, and whatever else comes through the door.

Any input would be appreciated,

Thanks
 

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Save for the Consew or Juki. My Consew is over 35 years old (bought it new). Has been used professionally back when and now only a few times a year but it still sews like a new one..
 

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I agree. My Consew 226 is still working like a champ, and it's at least 30 years old. I also have a Consew 255-RB-3 that I just got, and it's super also. It uses the larger M style bobbins, so you aren't changing bobbin thread as often. The best price in the country on that machine was at Industrial Sewing Systems in Janesville WI. Their web site is www.sewone.com. Be prepared for a little sticker shock, it was $1695. Have you tried taking the Pfaff to a repair shop and having them go over it for you? Pfaff makes a terrific machine, and I wouldn't give up on it until a pro told me it was unsalvageable. Good luck with your business.
 
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