Used Embroidery Machines Misconception

Stitch It International
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

A common misconception with second-hand embroidery machines is that the former owner has had the best years out of them. However, these machines are built to last for a long time. So, you can be confident that their last job is just as good as their first. Embroidery machines are the most vital asset to the success of a business, but brand new machines can often be expensive and over budget, especially for smaller and startup businesses.

If you’re not sure on what you’re looking for, buying a used embroidery machine can be difficult, especially if you are new to the industry. As with any used item being sold, there will be a wide range of different condition and working orders. So, you need to be careful when choosing. Choosing incorrectly can lead you to losing your investment and poor production which can be incredibly frustrating.

Stitch It International puts our machines through a lengthy 22-step certification process to ensure that the machines we sell and service is held to the highest expectation of quality. Our customers receive the best product that suits and helps grow their business.

Our 22-Step Certified Checklist Includes: 

✓10-Point Diagnostic Electrical/Mechanical Check:

  • Ensure control panel and power box work properly
  • Test electric moving parts (20-30 parts)
  • Ensure pickers are properly firing and adjusted
  • Ensure upper thread hooks fire and adjust to move between magic strips
  • Ensure knives open and close properly
  • Ensure main shaft spins 360 degrees
  • Check X-axis frame movements
  • Check Y-axis frame movements
  • Test color change motor
  • Ensure holding device functions properly

✓Align, Center and Sync Machine Heads
✓Inspect Needle Bar Case and Internal Parts Behind Head:

  • Service needle bar cases, rubbers and felts
  • Check bushings
  • Clean and re-oil needle bars

✓Check and Replace Knives
✓Remove, Service and Readjust Magic Strips
✓Remove, Clean, Inspect and Replace Reciprocators
✓Inspect Fasteners, Nuts and Bolts, Replace as Necessary
✓Check Rotary Hooks and Bobbin Cases, Replace as Needed
✓Inspect Cams, Bearings and Bushings
✓Inspect Pulleys, Belts and Gears
✓Check and Reset Needle Depth and Stop-Position Collars
✓Check and Adjust Hook Timing
✓Regrease and Oil Moving Parts (20-30 parts)
✓Check and Adjust Upper and Lower Tensions
✓Resync Cap Driver and Tubular Arms
✓Update Current Version of Software if Applicable
✓Update Hardware from Floppy Disc to USB if Applicable
✓Check Wiring from Power Box to Control Panel
✓Inspect and Fix Accessories Equipped for the Machine
✓Test-Run Machines on Cap and Tubular for Approximately 120,000 Stitches
✓Clean the Surface of Machine and Necessary Components
✓Add 90-Day Electronic Components Warranty Service

Check out our full certified used embroidery machines inventory here.


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