SINGER 5040 40-Stitch-Function Sewing Machine
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- Loaded with options, including 40 stitch functions
- Top drop-in bobbin; horizontal thread delivery for better stitches
- Electronic speed control; easy threading and tension system
- Four-step buttonhole for easy buttonhole sewing; push-button reverse
- Illustrated step-by-step instruction booklet included
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The nearest authorized Singer center is about 90 miles from us, so it is going to be inconvenient at best to get the machine replaced or repaired.
I imagine that the majority of these machines work properly out of the box, (obviously most of the reviewers are happy with thier machines), I think it's important to know that there is at least one that wasn't. The needle is only off by a fraction of an inch, and it did work for a few stitches, so it may have passed some level of quality testing before leaving the factory, and Amazon.com's price for the machine is excellent. We just got a lemon this time.
The other thing that is somewhat disconcerting is that the date on the manual is 1994 and the date on the warrenty was 1998, so while this machine came sealed in the box, it isn't exactly "new", and while the manual is available on the Singer web site, ... you can't buy one of these machines there.
Additional Info: The Singer Service center we brought the machine to took 5 minutes to make an adjustment that fixed the problem. He said that the particular problem happens in shipping if the machine is dropped or jarred.
3. Ease of Use
I shopped for 5 months looking for a machine and compared prices with features, mostly. This machine had alot more features then most machines for [the price].
This machine comes with several feet and a easy to follow manual, explaining what all the stitching is for.
The top drop bobbin is easy setup. Buttonholes are easy also with the button foot included and auto steps. Snap on feet are great and adding new feet is easy. This sewing machine will do alot and more if you want. This machine is Great for beginners and experienced sewers.
My only complaint is that I guess I am just not used to plastic machines. A large percentage of this Singer machine is plastic, and its electrical warranty is only good for two years. However, the mechanical warranty is good for 20 years. I miss the metal bobbins and sturdiness of my mom's machine...
Anyhow, its manual is easy to read, and I got acquainted with the machine, had the bobbins threaded, and was sewing in about ten minutes. It has 40 different stitch options, but so far I've only used about five. I will probably experiment with some of the others as I get more comfortable with decorative applique work, etc. I think that the Singer 5040 is a darn good value for its price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had this machine several years but just now really using it. It actually does a lot more than I thought.I looked online to discover uses for the extra feet. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Catherine B. Silver
I received this machine as a gift and have used it relatively trouble-free for 12 years. Once it stopped working when I had loaned it to a friend. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mari
I am sad to report the negative reviews are true. This machine is nothing like the old Singers. The needle breaks, thread gets jammed, the machine makes odd noises. Read morePublished on May 13, 2014 by Kitty Kat
My mom bought this machine a few years ago and since day one she has said she hates this machine and she thinks she should get a new one. Read morePublished on March 13, 2011 by Theresa
I have loved this machine from the first time I used it. I bought it new. I had never sewn before when I purchased this machine. Read morePublished on January 4, 2009 by Mugscie
I've had my 5040 since I received it as a Christmas gift in the early 1990's. It's nearly 2009 and I am still using my machine. It's very reliable and easy to use. Read morePublished on November 24, 2008 by Morrigoon
This was the first machine I owned (other than an antique Singer dated back to the 1920's). I still have it and am saving it for my daughter when she begins to learn to sew. Read morePublished on July 1, 2008 by Lynn
Excellent machine! Sews wonderfully, easy to use and has great features. Ordering was easy and the best deal - with $30 coupon and free shipping the price is actually... Read morePublished on July 16, 2004 by Cindy
Buyer beware. This is not your mother's Singer. They sold it off years ago and have used the name to sell cheap and poor designed sewing machines.
Not happy with at all. Read more