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Singer 281 Industrial Sewing Machine For Sale
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$650.00 - Pickup Only

Pickup only: We are located in Cutchogue, N.Y. (About 20 minutes east of Riverhead). I answer all emails until 5pm EST. Contact us
This machine is for the serious sewer. It's important to fully understand how to operate an industrial sewing machine in order to prevent injury.
Last Service date: June 2017. Machine was inspected, cleaned, oiled, adjusted and tested. All gaskets were changed. Lubrication system running excellent. The machines runs fast, smooth & sews a perfect stitch front & back. This machine is ready to use.

About this sewing machine:
High speed, single needle lockstitch. Presser lift 3/8".  Air cooled, rotating hook; automatic lubrication. Stitch length 5 1/2 to the inch. Space to right of needle 11". For light to heavy weight fabrics.Speed: 5000 stitches per minute.Straight stitch.Original clutch motor, runs strong! (new clutch disk added 2017). All of the gaskets were replaced in 2017. Machine was run and tested, and lubrication system works perfectly, 2017. Uses class 95 bobbin case.This machine is used by clothing makers all over the World. There are millions of them in use today. Many run them 24/7 because they are self lubricating. Needle guard installed.New pad for knee lifter added 2017.

What you get:
  • Sewing Machine
  • Table
  • New belt (plus 2 extra belts).
  • 1 Quart of industrial sewing machine oil.
  • Parts chart
  • Extra needles
  • Extra bobbins
  • Bobbin cases
  • Needle plates
  • Extra presser feet
  • Several spools of thread.
  • MANY EXTRA PARTS (refer to pictures)
  • Receipt showing all parts that were replaced on machine 2017.
  • Service manual that will be emailed to you in PDF form. 

Cosmetic condition: Visible wearing of paint off bed, as this machine was used a lot. The thread holder is easily cleaned up by removing rust with Evaporust (found online), and a new coat of paint. The table is in great condition, and includes one drawer.  Includes light and new bulb. Please refer to the pictures. This is a nice solid machine with plenty of years of use left in it. Ready to use.

Please Read: This machine is in excellent working condition and all stitch settings/functions work properly. The motor is working great and there is NO odor coming from it. However, I make no guarantee on the motor, as its original for this machine. Any parts replaced on this machine will be listed as such above. I am committed to do my best as a seller to offer as much information as possible on all items I sell.

About me: I sell vintage sewing machines and their parts, and have been doing so for years. I love these old machines & recondition those I feel are worth saving.

Terms: Cash only.  
Location: We are located in Cutchogue, NY, which is about 20 minutes east of Riverhead. Serious inquiries only. First come first serve basis.
IMPORTANT: The machine and table are HEAVY. At least three grown men will be needed to lift it, and also bring a truck or van, as this will NOT fit into a car or suv. There is no one on the premises that can assist in lifting, so please bring help with you.

If you have any questions just ask. I answer all emails same day until 5pm EST. Thank you.
If you are interested in this machine, use the form below. I answer all emails same day until 5pm EST.
Thanks and have a great day!, Connie McCaffery