Some Toyota sewing machine repairs are always worth doing.
We get a steady stream of people bringing their toyota sewing machines into our workshop for repair. Sometimes, they are ”mail order” Toyota’s, bought for very little and have served their purpose and we advise our customers not to spend any more money on them.
Funnily enough, it’s the older, metal bodied Toyota’s that always seem to be worth it. This raises the question of when is it worth spending money on repairs to older sewing machines. Older Toyota’s, and other makes, illustrate this point.
Someone will bring in a 30 year old Toyota for a repair, maybe it’s missing stitches, and also ask for a general service. It’s all metal, a flat-bed and in a wooden base & case and it weighs about the same as a sack of potatoes.
Later, when we’ve got it on one of the workshop benches we are faced with a slight dilemma. A 30 year old Toyota sewing machine may be worth almost nothing, so spending £50 – £60 on a repair and a general service may seem like a bad idea.
However, these old Toyota’s are built like tanks and seem to go on forever. So, we phone the customer and point all this out to them. In most cases, however, we also point out that once repaired and fully serviced, their Toyota will provide them with many more years of good sewing. Also, the cost of the repair won’t buy them a sewing machine that’s as good as their 30 year old Toyota.
So it just goes to show, these old sewing machines are almost always worth looking after.