Since I cannot sew on my Pfaff with tension issues I tried my vintage Singer 15-91.
Isn't it pretty? It was made in 1956. Please ignore the fact that I sew in my mostly finished garage which still holds 'garagey' things like tool boxes, ladders, and furnaces.
Besides having trouble with the bobbin winder, which I knew would be troublesome due to newly manufactured bobbins and metal gauge differences, etc... It also have tension issues. ARRGGHHH!
This is a machine that must be tinkered with for tension adjustments. This I know - no automatic tensioner in 1956 - Got it. But even after tinkering, I cannot get things balanced. Alas, this machine will also go to the repair shop (a different repair shop) which is a bummer because it's about 175 pounds (ok maybe 40) of cast iron.
Two machines in as many days - maybe it IS me?
Casey says I should try pouring some alcohol into the machines as that always works on me when I have tension issues.
I'll keep you posted!