Pfaff Varimatic 6085?

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Pfaff Varimatic 6085?

Post by Middy » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:49 pm

Thoughts?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/crafts/sewing/ ... 140201.htm

Am sadly losing MIL's Bernina 1230 once and for all, so I need to invest in something. Unfortunately, my budget isn't great and my taste is beyond my means... 8-[
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Re: Pfaff Varimatic 6085?

Post by Dunners » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:04 pm

Doesn't look like it has IDT. I would not buy a Pfaff without IDT - once you've used it it's hard turning back..

Just searched for expired Pfaff machines. I have this model (I have 4 Pfaff sewing machines :hide: all very old & bought cheap) and it is my most favourite of them all. I actually bought this one for the kids to use and love it so much I keep hogging it :oops: (I have a 7570 which is newer & I paid more for it and it's still a good machine, but the 4169 is so lovely to use...) This listing may have sold elsewhere - you could ask a relist http://www.trademe.co.nz/crafts/sewing/ ... 456816.htm or email him via the contact details.
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Re: Pfaff Varimatic 6085?

Post by macca » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:59 pm

This is an awesome machine - have test driven one and really wanted it. http://www.trademe.co.nz/crafts/sewing/ ... 197449.htm

or this one
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Re: Pfaff Varimatic 6085?

Post by LuluNZ » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:06 pm

I have a pfaff varimatic though a model up from this one. It cost me $60 at an op shop and I took it in for a service and it had the wrong bobbin cage in it so after getting it all fixed up I ended up paying $240 in total (that includes the original price I paid). The mechanic who worked on it was very impressed and said to never part with it. Its an awesome machine and I love it so much. It sews like a dream. I would never be tempted to get rid of it and buy a new machine.
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Re: Pfaff Varimatic 6085?

Post by Middy » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:22 pm

Arrggh, the angst!

Dunners, I was hoping you'd reply, because I know you're a Pfaff junkie and I have a feeling I could go that way myself. I don't need a fancy computerised machine, but I really want it to have a metal body, because I can be pretty hard on these things 8-[ I just want a good, solid machine that does what I want it to with no drama.

Macca, those look great, and really cheap!

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Re: Pfaff Varimatic 6085?

Post by Mama » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:17 pm

Dredging up old posts.... and thinking about replacement sewing machines.

What did you end up getting Middy, and are you happy with it?

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Re: Pfaff Varimatic 6085?

Post by Middy » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:42 pm

I ended up with an old Bernina. I can't remember what the model number is off-hand, but it's basic, metal bodied, and older than me :lol: it hasn't balked at anything I've thrown at it yet, so I'm pretty happy with it. I paid a few hundred dollars for it on TM and bought it off a sewing machine repair man in Gore, who packaged it very carefully and couriered it up.
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Re: Pfaff Varimatic 6085?

Post by Mama » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:45 pm

Hmm that's what I'm thinking to do. Trade in my $1000 Brother which I'm not enjoying at the moment for an old trusty Elna or Pfaff.

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