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Topic: Advice please Kenmore 1516 vs Singer 2517  (Read 645 times)
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JustSewSew
« on: February 16, 2013 07:07:12 PM »

Hello.  First post here.  I'm very new to sewing with a machine.  Recently I bought a Singer 2517 from a yard sale for $10.  I think it is from the early 2000's.  Today my MIL gave me a Kenmore zigzag 1516 from the early 1970s.  Avocado green to boot!  Which would you keep and which would you try to sell?  The older machine or the newer one?  I have not tested either one yet. 

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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013 05:47:08 AM »

 :preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'o.......Silly...keep') both of them...then u always have a backup machine...

you might find one does better for heavy duty sewing and the other may be
better for other things..say zippers or hemming or what not...i myself have several machines...right now i keep dark thread in one and white thread in the other....call me a machine ho!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2013 02:06:09 PM »

Thanks for the response, Judy. Do you think older machines are as good / better / worse than newer ones?  Or is that too broad a question?
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013 09:35:27 PM »

It's all a matter of preference but I do believe the older machines were built to last. I would hang onto both machines.
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2013 01:23:19 PM »

I agree. If you have the space and don't need extra cash, just hang on to them both!  I agree that a lot of times the older machines seem more sturdy but you may sew on both and figure out you like the newer machine better. It's all personal preference.  Smiley
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