Vintage Japanese Universal AZZ Super Zigzag Sewing Machine

Universal Automatic ZigZag Vintage Japanese Sewing Machine

Here's an awesome Japanese sewing machine that's just come off our restoration bench, here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine Restoration. We've been deep inside it to make it clean and free-running so that old, varnished oil that bogs down a vintage sewing machine is no longer inhibiting its operation.

Universal Automatic ZigZag Vintage Japanese Sewing Machine

This one is a Universal AZZ Super Zigzag machine with lots of chrome, pretty colors, cool knobs, and nice styling. That's not all, though. This is a strong machine with great features like the easy, bed-mounted feed drop and instant-release sewing foot pressure adjuster, built-in needle threader, and lots of cool built-in stitch patterns.

It uses the common, universal needles and standard class 15 bobbins, the most common in the world and available everywhere, and it has a brand new motor that we've repainted to complement the colors of the machine.

Universal Automatic ZigZag Vintage Japanese Sewing Machine

You've heard it said that, "they don't make them like they used to", and that's because they really can't. The Corporate bottom line mandates that profit is far more important than quality, so most modern machines are pretty much disposables, to be used for a year or two and then replaced with another cheap disposable.

Universal Automatic ZigZag Vintage Japanese Sewing Machine

We don't feel that way.

Universal Automatic ZigZag Vintage Japanese Sewing Machine

Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine, we are passionate about what we love doing, which is restoring beautiful vintage sewing machines to the best that they can be, and over the decades we've restored, literally, hundreds of worthy sewing machines, and shipped them all over the country and beyond. Why? Because we are in love with the styling, the quality of the materials, the workmanship that went into these great machines, which just can't be duplicated today.

Universal Automatic ZigZag Vintage Japanese Sewing Machine

You, seriously, cannot buy a home sewing machine this good, new, at any price.

So we search out the best of these fine machines, the ones that are very lightly used, and open them up.

We disassemble the tension, the motor, the bobbin case, take off the face plate, the gear cases, the hand-wheel, the slide plate, the bottom plate, and the back access plate and get down to where the old dried-on oil and grease are.

We clean out the packed-in lint and dust, remove the thread-jams, inspect the hook and the needle plate, and generally look for potential problems.

We take out the needle bar and all it's linkages and the presser foot bar and all it's parts and put them into the alcohol bath to remove the years of sticky oil buildup that bogs down a vintage machine and robs it of speed and power.

We take out as much of the stitch pattern forming mechanisms as needed to get deep into each machine to free it up and then lubricate each moving part. The main shafts, bearings, and other parts get cleaned in place to make each machine run as free and light as a new machine.

We use high-quality lubricants in all the right places, getting into those spots that aren't as obvious to the average user, and clean out the old hardened grease from the gear cases, then we test the machines to make sure that they are sewing at their best.

After all of this, each machine is carefully detailed, to bring out it's original beauty. These are some of the finest examples of mid-century styling that you'll find, and we want each machine to be the very best that it can be.

We don't try to hide the scratches or chips that have been honestly earned in service to their craft, and rarely re-paint because we prefer the original paint in most cases. We like the wabi-sabi beauty of a working sewing machine. And if the stickers from the various repair shops they've seen aren't too damaged we leave those, too, so you can see where your new machine has been in it's lifetime.

Finally, because we believe in these wonderful, built-to-last machines and in the work we do, we offer this free Lifetime Guaranty:

If you ever have a problem with one of our restored vintage machines, just bring or send it back to us and if we can fix it, we'll do so for free. You, of course, will pay for any parts or shipping.

This Universal sewing machine comes without case or cabinet. The cabinet shown is available separately, for local pickup only. Please inquire about it if you live close enough to the Central Coast of Oregon to make the drive.

Universal Automatic ZigZag Vintage Japanese Sewing Machine

Read the details of our Lifetime Guaranty on our website (short and in understandable English).

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