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Oil for a sewing machine

(13 Posts)
MykhailoUK Wed 29-May-19 20:35:03

Hi, guys. Please, recommend me a good Oil for a sewing machine

phoenix Wed 29-May-19 20:45:16

If in doubt, use WD40!

aggie Wed 29-May-19 20:49:42

There is a special very light oil for sewing machines , otherwise it will clog up the works , i got a tiny bottle with my machine , you are advised to be very sparing with oil

annodomini Wed 29-May-19 21:09:49

It's available from that very well known Internet retailer.

Doodle Wed 29-May-19 21:14:01

Have you checked your machine needs oil? Mine doesn’t.

EllanVannin Wed 29-May-19 21:21:03

My aunt used Singer oil in a little can with a nozzle. It's probably a defunct product now.

Bathsheba Wed 29-May-19 21:30:31

Like Doodle's machine, mine doesn't need oil. In fact the manual categorically states "In order to prevent damaging this machine, it must not be oiled by the user." (my underlining).

So please do check your manual MykhailoUK before oiling.

M0nica Wed 29-May-19 21:34:27

Why do I smell a rat?

rosecarmel Wed 29-May-19 22:09:15

You can find machine oil where ever machines are sold or repaired- smile

Don't use WD/40 .. !

I just picked up a new machine, a Singer that was made in GB in the 50's- It can stitch thru 6 layers of fabric without issue- I'd love to work sewing canvas tents or sails from natural cloth-

beamac Wed 29-May-19 22:38:23

Do not use WD40!

grandtanteJE65 Sat 01-Jun-19 14:19:52

Buy sewing machine oil for your specific machine from a shop that retails sewing machines.

Rosecarmel, you can sew anything at all on one of the Singers made in Clydebank - I have one too, but I only use Singers oil on it.

Resurgam123 Tue 04-Jun-19 07:13:37

Another NO to WD40 you should be able to get some on line.

J52 Tue 04-Jun-19 07:55:49

My old 1910 hand crank Singer sat in the garage, unloved for 30 years. When I wanted it for GDs to learn some sewing, it wouldn’t move.
I sprayed it with WD40 and left it several days, then everything moved beautifully. A thorough clean up and it was as good as new!
HOWEVER, there’s no way it use WD 40 on a modern machine. Stick to the recommended oil.