Yesterday, a friend gifted (cursed?) me with a Singer 6267. She said it had been in storage for some time and then left in a hot car for a day and the next time she ran it, it was stiff and ran slow. She replaced the machine and now, if I didn't want it, she would donate it. It came with a goodly assortment of accessories and one of the two manuals.
Being a sucker for a free sewing machine, I took it home. I cleaned lint out of the gear teeth in the lower section and oiled all the spots I could get to but cannot figure out how to remove the top lid. If anyone knows the secret to that, please clue me in. I was able to download the second manual from Singer so I could figure out how to wind a bobbin and remove the bobbin case for cleaning.
Anyway, it sews fine, all the stitches I tried worked fins and it sews with all the speed I would expect, albeit a bit noisy.
I sewed a couple of quilt blocks for a pillow and everything worked as advertised.
The jury;s still out on whether I will keep this machine or not, it's newer and more complicated than the rest in my stable and it has the type of slide plate that folds back the seam allowances as you sew. I can get used to lifting the fabric as a seam allowance slides across the bobbin cover but don't feel that I should need to do that, I have plenty of machines that don't require me to trick them into sewing well. I do like the LOW BOBBIN warning light, too many times I have sewn seams with no thread in the bobbin.