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Tt700 bought this at a rummage sale...said it was hardly used...is there any lubrication required? feed dog doesn't work properly...the tension just turns and turns...I have the manual but it doesnt tell what kind of needle is used...I know its for 'mending' but it doesnt even sew...all the stuff is there...i wont give up on it cause i think it will be great for grandaughter who wants to learn to sew...do they make replacement parts for it? all the parts appear to be plastic...please resond to lregalia49@aol.com. linda

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It was hardly used for a reason. Everybody here got their's at a yard sale, thrift store, etc. Hmm, wonder why? Please don't give it to your granddaughter to learn on. She will only learn to hate sewing. Get her a forty pound, fifteen-year-old kenmore that will be a lot of tolerant. The Tiny Tailor is a little piece of large frustration.

Singer Red Band, regular point style 2020, size 14 needle. Insert flat side facing right.

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