Auctiva's FREE Scrolling Gallery will enhance your listings. Bernina Record 830 sewing machine, a great basic dependable workhorse It sews well with multiple basic and decorative stitches. I work full time so haven't used it overly.Some of the things I've made with it. Curtains and slipcovers, a prom dress, several baby quilts, and also the sewing machine case that comes with it. I've mended, and hemmed and used the decorative stitches to embelish kitchen towels and other things. The extension plate, instruction manual, foot pedal, cord, and the heavy duty custom-made carry case with vintage button detailing, are included.
The basic pressor foot is installed, no other attachments or accessories are included. It has what I consider, two minor issues : 1 The bobbin winding mechanism sometimes slips a bit which means the needle doesn't always stop going up/down while the winding is going on. 2 The plastic piece on the upper back that holds the thread spools is cracked. I spoke with someone at a Bernina shop to see about replacing that, they said yes they can replace the cracked piece but it was pricey.
So what I did was. Duct-tape it in place which works well. Then I made a colorful fabric quilted piece, a. S seen in one of the photos. Other than normal home maintenance including regularly oiling the bobbin race and cleaning the lint bunnies, it has not been professionally serviced during my ownership.
I live about 70 miles from the nearest shop. I did take it in for a routine servicing about a year ago. They were super eager to tell me these old machines "won't last forever" and proceeded to try to sell me a new machine. I waited over a month for the servicing to be completed and was finally told they hadn't had time and wouldn't have time for another few weeks.
When I next went to town a few weeks later, I stopped by to check on it. It still wasn't done. I just brought it home. Haven't had any issues with it other than the two noted above.
The next nearest Bernina shop is over 100 miles away so it hasn't made it in for that servicing. The item "BERNINA Record 830 Sewing machine in good working condition" is in sale since Thursday, March 03, 2016. This item is in the category "Crafts\Sewing & Fabric\Sewing\Sewing Machines & Sergers".
The seller is "alecina" and is located in Azalea, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.