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From: Christie
Date: 12-01-2006, 12:53 PM (1 of 5)
Has anyone owned a Necchi Machine? Which one and have you enjoyed using it?
User: Christie
Member since: 09-16-2005
Total posts: 13
From: wghmch
Date: 12-01-2006, 12:58 PM (2 of 5)
Necchi went out of business as a home SM mfgr over 20 years ago. The name is owned in the US by Allyn International of Denver, and they contract for machines to be made by various mfgrs with the Necchi name. As with most other brands, There have been some pretty decent models and some real garbage.

Bill Holman
User: wghmch
Member since: 03-04-2003
Total posts: 249
From: Tom Land
Date: 12-02-2006, 09:51 AM (3 of 5)
Like Bill said there are some pretty good ones models and a few that would better be left alone. Necchi is one of the brands that allows dealers to go around doing the "motel" or "fly-by-night" sales. I would advise to stay away from them. The better ones of the current line are full rotary hook machines with a top-drop in bobbin. The most important thing is to make sure you feel comfortable with the dealer and that he will let you exchange it if it turns out not to fit you needs.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: GoGoAndrea
Date: 12-12-2006, 12:23 PM (4 of 5)
I have a basic machine (sorry don't know the model # offhand)...I paid entirely too much for it (one of those things where they did the travelling "sales") and had to get the tension fixed the first month I owned it. It still has some problems (I try to do a basic stitch and it jams up and I end up with a birds nest of thread under my fabric). I'll probably go out and get a $70 Brother at Walmart or something to replace it. What a waste!
User: GoGoAndrea
Member since: 07-07-2006
Total posts: 43
From: wghmch
Date: 12-12-2006, 12:31 PM (5 of 5)
"I'll probably go out and get a $70 Brother at Walmart"

Then you'll have two "wastes" Andrea. Learn from the past, and if you're on a strict budget, find a good repair person and buy an older, quality machine that has been refurbished, and will likely last you the rest of your life if you want it to.

Bill Holman
User: wghmch
Member since: 03-04-2003
Total posts: 249
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