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I need information on rex 352-2L

When it was manufactured, needle size, manual, self oiler? I thinks but haw much oil do you add?

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On each of the moving parts that are metal to metal contact you need only one drop. This is done on a regular basis, like 10000 stitches. If you do it more often it is ok. If you want to keep the machine going a long time it is recommended to clean areas that are moving. A good way to do this is with qtips. Under the bobbin there is a "racetrack". Put one drop of oil on it. Make sure you use only sewing machine oil. Other oils will damage your machine.

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