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Used Husqvarna viking Machine

Nanon | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Hello!

I am looking for my first sewing machine and have a budget max of $300. I’ve decided to buy a used Husqvarna Viking or Pfaff.

I don’t need many fancy stitches (though a few would be nice!)  but I need something which can handle both fine and heavy fabrics, create invisible hems and buttonholes and could be described as a ‘workhorse’. I plan on doing a lot of sewing!

Does anyone have the specs or any information about the Husqvarna Viking models: 5710, 6570 and 6460?

I particularly love the red color of the first two!

Many thanks to anyone who can help!

Nanon

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  1. Jean | | #1

    My 6570, although 24 years old is still functioning well for me. Other than a couple of routine tune-ups, it needed one major overhaul when the reverse pooped out on me. It's the mechanical model with the cams for fancy stitches. IIRC I paid $1000+ for it when purchased and I loved it from the start.

    Is there more that you wanted to know about it?

    You can find what the machine looks like here.

    http://pages.sewing-machine-manuals.com/173/PictPage/1922056413.html#images

    BTW If you buy that machine and need any part of the manual,
    I can copy and send it. Don't buy one.



    Edited 8/25/2004 2:57 am ET by Jean

    1. Nanon | | #2

      Thank you for your help Jean :-)

      Do you think it would make a good first machine?

      Since I have found all three models in the same price range I was mostly curious as to which has the most capability and features. Though I can't seem to find anywhere with the specs for vintage machines. I don't know what they do!

      Is it a foolish assumption to believe that the higher the model number (ie. the newer the product) the better? At least regarding machines that are very close in range.

      It would be great if there was a database with full information about all vintage machines!

      1. Jean | | #3

        It's been a workhorse for me. If you buy this one, I'll be more than willing to help you with any problems that come up, at least to the best of my abilities.

        Here's a list of things that the machine can do without the special stitch programmer cams. Then you add all the different stitches from the programmer cams and the variations using the different feet that should come with it....Lots of variations and options. It sews well on jeans fabric, and I made a baptismal dress (faux French sewing) out of batiste and lace that came out beautifully, pin-tucks and all. I'll attach pictures.

        BUILT-IN STITCHES .......................

        FUNCTION OF DIALS ....................

        STRAIGHT STITCH

        BASIC STRAIGHT AND REVERSE STITCHING.

        TENSION BASTING ....................

        SPEED BASTING ......................

        ZIG ZAG

        OVERCASTING .......................

        SATIN STITCH (APPLIQUE) ..............

        MARROWED EDGE ....................

        BAR TACKING .....................

        THREE STEP ZIG-ZAG

        OVERCASTING .........................

        MENDING .............................

        STRONG BAR TACKS ..................

        BUTTONHOLES

        BASIC BUTTONHOLE ..................

        REINFORCED BUTTONHOLE .............

        CORDED BUTTONHOLE ................

        TWISTED CORD ......................

        1. Nanon | | #4

          Thank you Jean! That is a great help!

          I think I shall purchase this one.

          Your dress is simply beautiful, it must take many years to acquire such skill!

          Thank you again :-)

        2. FitnessNut | | #5

          Oh, Jean, this is simply gorgeous! What a wonderful job!

          1. Jean | | #6

            Thank you. It was so much fun.

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