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#89116 Jun 20, 2012

I'm looking for a 2nd sewing machine to take to classes. I have an opportunity to get an Activia 145 for $500. Does this sound like something I should buy?

Thanks,

MaryAnn, Kansas



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#89118 Jun 20, 2012

The 145s had some improvements made. I had one of those and loved it. I gave it to a family member and then missed it so much I bought a 230. This seems high to me. I bought mine new (a slightly later model) about 10 years ago.

Leslie



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#89137 Jun 20, 2012

Hi Mary Ann.

I bought my 145 about 10 years ago and love it. It is a sweet little machine. I recently bought a 440 but like the smoothness of my 145 better. The 145 is their travel machine, so there is less room under the harp/arm area, so it can be tight if you have a large item or are quilting. As long as it works well, I think the $500 is a fair price. I almost bought one for that price but the controller board was nearly dead!

Good luck,

Lisa



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#89180 Jun 22, 2012

Thanks Lisa,

How did you tell the controller board was weak?

MaryAnn


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