Yesterday, while Louie and I were out junkin’ we found, and purchased four more machines for The Sewing Machine Project. One of them being this Brother XL-2010.
It was the lowest priced machine we found, and though I don’t usually like to purchase Brother machines, unless they are from the ‘50’s or ‘60’s era, I couldn’t pass this one up, as I always figure if it doesn’t work out, the price is worth the foot controller, the bobbin holder, light bulb, and various other parts that can be re-used on other machines.
This one, although missing it’s extension table/accessory tray, is a pretty nice basic machine. Yes, there are plastic gears, but they appear to be in good shape, and it took very little to get this one ready to pass on.
It made some nice stitches, once I changed the needle and adjusted the tension a little. The motor is strong and it should make someone a nice machine.
I even found a free pdf manual for this machine. It can be found here: