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do you like your Pfaff?

nmog | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I’m looking into getting a Pfaff 2046.   I do all sorts of sewing and quilting, and I like how ‘heavy duty’ the machine is supposed to be.  Has anyone had any problems with their machines?  I don’t want to invest the money and then find it’s a lemon.  Thank you for your help.

Nicole

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  1. enidshapiro | | #1

    I have a Pfaff 2040 (I think that's the number.)  It's a wonderful machine, sews any fabric perfectly, and has never given me a moment's trouble.

    1. nmog | | #2

      Wow!  Quick reply!  My husband, who knows as much about sewing machines as I do his basketball teams, thinks that I need a Pfaff because of its 'industrial' quality.  I must say that I'm leaning towards it.  Thanks for your help.

      Nicole

  2. PLW1017 | | #3

    Hi Nicole,

    As a side job, my husband is a trained and certified Pfaff/Bernina technician who has worked on every brand of machine around. He says Pfaffs are well made machines. I sew daily on a Pfaff! The model you're considering is a good machine that should give you many years of use.  

    On a side note, make sure you follow the recommendations for regular servicing of any machine you get. They all need to be cleaned and oiled inside to perform well day after day.  DH had machines come in that hadn't been serviced in 5 -- 10 years or more and the owners had the gall to wonder why it wasn't performing properly?! They dry up inside and get loaded down with lint and dust.  Good sewing machines are an investment -- take care of them.

    Climbing off my soapbox now...

    Peg 

     

     

    1. rzgreen | | #4

      Hi, I have 3 older models--the 7570, the 1229, and the 1222.  I also have many other machines, but I constantly want to sew on the Pfaffs, for the stitch quality, quietness of machine, and with the electronic ones--the ability to handle all kinds of fabrics, from heavy to lightweight, quite well.  Whenever I have a fabric that I think will be tricky to handle, those are the machines I want to use, hands down.

      Robin

       

      1. PLW1017 | | #5

        I agree Robin!  I think Pfaff sometimes gets a bum rap because people just don't know that much about the machine.  IMHO the integrated dual feed (sometimes inaccurately called a "walking foot") is the best thing since sliced bread!  I don't know how I ever eased a sleeve in without it! LOL

        My first Pfaff was a 7570, which I loved!  A little over a year ago I traded for the 2140/2144 and it's wonderful!  All the best features of the 7570 and more!  I also have a computerized Bernina and a pretty little Featherweight 221 but the Pfaff is the one I use 99% of the time.  I also have a Pfaff serger (#4852) and I love it's ease of use and dependability.

        Peg

        1. nmog | | #6

          Thanks for the feedback. Although this will be my third machine, I always feel like I don't know anything when I walk into the stores. I never can tell if I'll need alll of the features, or if the price I'm being quoted is good. My husband is strongly in favour of the Pfaff because of its durability. After spending almost $200 in repairs on my Singer (which cost $400 and I've only had for three years), I'm ready to upgrade. I'm hiring a babysitter to look after our son tomorrow while I check out the machines at the store. Priorities, you know!

          Nicole

          1. CarolFresia | | #7

            I heartily recommend the babysitter idea...you really want to be able to focus and concentrate when you're doing this kind of research, and having a baby or toddler in tow can make that tricky. I've made some pretty strange shopping decisions in the past, when accompanied by my kids--not sewing machines, thank goodness!

            Carol

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