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Pfaff Tiptronic 2030??

Stefanie_ | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

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I am in the market for a new machine, since I am still using a Kenmore that is over 25 years old!!! I think I fell in love with the Pfaff Tiptronic line, preferably the 2030 model. Does any one have this machine? How do you like it? I have a Pfaff Hobbylock serger, and love it.

What are your comments? I was told that Babylock 8800 is a comparable unit. And to stay away from Pfaff because of the merge with Viking. For fear that it will be costly to repair and hard to find parts.

I cannot find much literature expect for the little bit Pfaff displays on their website. I intend to use the machine for specialty garment construction, theater costume, and couture. I want to be able to use it for chiffon as well as leather. Is this the machine for me?

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  1. whitesew | | #1

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    I love my Pfaff's [I have three.] No doubt about it. I have sewed on probably hundreds of machines and Pfaff is the best.

    I sew on all types of fabric just fine. I sew on leather daily. Pfaff is the only machine that I recommend for use with sewing leather because is has an even-feed/walking foot built in. [I also add teflon coating to the bottom of an extra presser foot and I use a leather needle.]

    I like the exactness that I can get with the many features available. I love the 9mm stitch-width on my Pfaff's, but mostly I like the narrower edge of the side of the foot that the 9mm foot has. I rarely ever have to switch to a zipper foot like I would have to for some of the machines that have 'fat feet' with the capabilities of only a 5mm zig-zag.

    For the specialty garments that I am making, all seam allowances are 1/2". I simply move the needle to the far left position for an exact 1/2" [from the needle to the edge of the foot] on all my seams.

    Pfaff does have a teflon foot available for about $30., but the teflon has worn off the bottom of the foot very quickly and that foot only comes in a 7mm width. I found that for me a sheet of cut-to-size teflon with a adhesive backing works best for me.

    Stephanie, I do not have a 2030 or any Tiptronic. I don't know if it has the features that I mention above. I suggest that you check stitch width and be sure that it has a walking foot.

    I have NO affilation to Pfaff. I am only a satisfied customer. Happy Sewing to you. Paula

    1. Dorothy_Bourdeau | | #2

      *Stefani, I am wondering if you got the Tiptronic 2030 and if/how you like it? I just looked at one yesterday and although I didn't get to 'play' with it, I was on my lunch hour, it looked very nice. But it's hard to really pay attention in a busy store with a salesman 'yammering' at you! I know it's been almost a month since you first asked about it, so thought you might have made a decision. Thanks, Dorothy

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