This is one of the Kenmores that I bought last week. It is just like the 1760 but without cams. I bought this because I love the 1760. I have this machine in pristine condition, in a case, with a buttonholer. I am saving it for my daughter-in law should she ever decide she wants a machine. I bought this one because it is a really good machine and I know that somewhere I can find someone who will be able to use it. I consider a free arm, zig zag and stretch stitches to be essential for modern sewing. I would buy another of these in a heart beat.
I need to service it, get a couple of feet (straight stitch and zipper) and make a bag for it. Then it will be ready to go.
When I saw this machine last week, I knew right away that it is a good machine and I did not quibble over the asking price. I knew it is well worth it. I don't plan to "flip" this machine in the sense that I will make some money on it. I will service it and then pass it along for what I have in it. I feel no real attachment to this machine unlike some of the others I have . (Think of Irene, Rose, Jezebell, the 301s, the 201s , the Brother, Queenie, The Class 15 clone, Herald) I just really love it. I want someone who needs a good machine to have the same pleasure. Or I can use it in class.