Slippin’ and Slidin’

Super Lube Synthetic Oil

For many years we have been using sewing machine oil (light mineral oil) as well as Tri Flow synthetic oil for it’s excellent penetrating qualities and lubrication, with the only issue being the banana smell of Tri-Flow.

In order to reduce the VOC’s, I opted to switch to Superlube synthetic oil much like we switched to using Superlube grease instead of Tri-Flow grease. The new oil is approved for food service use, is clear, a little thicker than Tri-Flow, and like the grease is safe on just about all plastics.

If you are going to be sewing long and hard and want the best protection for your machine’s moving parts; a synthetic oil is superior to petroleum based oils, lasts longer, and in tests, we have found that the Superlube performs even better than Tri-Flow.

Superlube oil and grease is widely available at many hardware stores, Walmart, and auto supply stores so you don’t have to order it online or hunt too hard to find it.

Covid 19 Update – March 22, 2020

During this very difficult time we are suspending classes, and any one to one close contact in the shop in order to protect ourselves and our customers and extended family members from any possible infection.

We will continue to offer online sales of parts and accessories as well as online support if you happen to have any simple machine issues.

Machine repairs will be done on a drop off / pick up basis, maintaining adequate social distance measures and proper sterilization procedures of the machines and cases.

As we are looking at a fairly long stretch of self isolation, we know how important it is to be able to enjoy hobbies and activities, and we will support our commercial customers, especially if their work is essential to people’s health.

Singer 66 Lotus – 1923

Singer 66 “Lotus” – 1923

When Singer introduced the model 66 in 1902 it would stand as the finest machine Singer offered until 1931, when the Singer 201 was introduced. they were produced into the 1950’s and went virtually unchanged save for adding a conventional presser bar, and a reverse / back tack.

The mechanism is so smooth one might think it was a rotary like the 201, and the stitch quality is flawless. These machines were made in the millions and the decal set on this Scottish made machine are unique to the model 66 that was made in Kilbowie.

To this day you would be hard pressed to find a machine that sews any better.