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skydived19006  (D 19006)

Feb 25, 2013, 11:17 AM
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Anyone have experience with a Singer 457 zigzag machine? I've seen a couple advertised, and need something that I can do zig zag with.

Martin


theonlyski  (D License)

Feb 25, 2013, 12:31 PM
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It might be ok for lines and VERY light work, but I doubt it would be any good for cordura or multiple layers of really anything.


skydived19006  (D 19006)

Feb 25, 2013, 1:58 PM
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My mistake, the 457 is a residential machine. The 457G1 is a commercial. I'm looking at the commercial/industrial.


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masterrigger1  (D 14167)

Feb 25, 2013, 2:05 PM
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Anyone have experience with a Singer 457 zigzag machine? I've seen a couple advertised, and need something that I can do zig zag with.

Martin,
The 457 machines were designed for lingerie and other lightweight products.

It has a rotary take-up instead of the arm type which is a limiting factor with regards to heavier materials.

It does come in both a 304 and 308 stitch pattern which is changed by a simple cam BTW.

I do have a new stock 308 cam at the shop if you or anyone else needs one.

Overall they work for general purpose needs in the loft, but I would rather have a Singer 143W over the 457.

Hope this helps,
MEL


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masterrigger1  (D 14167)

Feb 25, 2013, 2:22 PM
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My mistake, the 457 is a residential machine. The 457G1 is a commercial. I'm looking at the commercial/industrial.
Correct!
There are two different makes of Singer machines with the 457 numbers.
The household version and the industrial version.
Just to be clear I still was speaking of the industrial version.

The industrial versions came from about five different plants. Here are three examples them:

457G from Germany

457W from West Germany

457U from the UK


MEL


skydived19006  (D 19006)

Feb 25, 2013, 2:40 PM
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My mistake, the 457 is a residential machine. The 457G1 is a commercial. I'm looking at the commercial/industrial.
Correct!
There are two different makes of Singer machines with the 457 numbers.
The household version and the industrial version.
Just to be clear I still was speaking of the industrial version.

The industrial versions came from about five different plants. Here are three examples them:

457G from Germany

457W from West Germany

457U from the UK


MEL

Cool, thanks Mark


skydived19006  (D 19006)

Feb 25, 2013, 3:20 PM
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Now just to find one.


monkycndo  (D License)

Feb 25, 2013, 4:49 PM
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 Singer does have the 20U line of machines as well. If you aren't dead set on a Singer, other options are Pfaff 138 and 238 or Bernina/Chandler 217. I have a 20U33 and just picked up a Pfaff 138 that looks like a great machine. Suspect the 20U will soon be up for sale.Wink


theonlyski  (D License)

Feb 25, 2013, 6:13 PM
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Now just to find one.

I found my 143w2 on Craigslist. A couple hours drive away and I came home with it.


skydived19006  (D 19006)

Feb 25, 2013, 7:57 PM
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In reply to:
Singer does have the 20U line of machines as well. If you aren't dead set on a Singer, other options are Pfaff 138 and 238 or Bernina/Chandler 217. I have a 20U33 and just picked up a Pfaff 138 that looks like a great machine. Suspect the 20U will soon be up for sale.Wink

I like the Bernina/Chandler 217. With the decorative stitch hardware and the right cam, it'll do a 308 stitch pattern.


koppel  (F License)

Feb 26, 2013, 12:23 AM
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The loft I have been in for the last 7 years has a 457 which is the backbone of the operation. A solid and reliable machine that has served us well.

Same as the one below...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Singer-457-Industrial-Sewing-Machine-IDS0633-/320974448975


skydived19006  (D 19006)

Feb 26, 2013, 11:12 AM
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Miami Sewing seems like it may be the Mecca of sewing machines. Literally thousands of used and new machines.

http://www.miamisewing.com/specials/single,doubleneedle&zigzag.htm

I was somewhat surprised that a search in this forum for "miami sewing" didn't return any results.


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