So you're wondering just what it is that makes these machines so awesome. So fabulous. So GLORIOUS!
If you weren't already sucked in by their MODERN '60's design and aerodynamic lines you would be by their brilliant slant needle.
All right, all right. I know I am a sucker for these things. But I buy into all the hype. All of it. The good old Singer Sewing Manufacturing Company touted the Singer Slant-O-Matic was "The Greatest Sewing Machine Ever Made!" Of course they said that about a few machines...
...But I really believe it.
First of all they are BEAUTIFUL. I know I am biased of course, but I think the 500 series is the most beautiful in design. The 401s are great, don't get me wrong. But, aesthetically speaking, nothing can compare to the lines of the 500 and 503.
They can do anything. They have adjustable needle position, a wide variety of attachments (there will be a comprehensive list of compatible attachments here in the very near future).
They are strong. Anywhere you look you hear about how they can sew through six layers of denim and leather. I must admit I don't come across a lot of need to sew through 6 layers of denim but when that day comes I am READY.
They are slant needle machines. Slant needle machines offer greater visibility of the needle and what you are sewing. It's a higher shank so you can really get in there. Love it.
They are solid metal. There are no plastic parts in the workings of these guys. They are metal gear driven so they can handle just about anything you throw at them.
And finally, they are just so COOL! Look at the Slant-O-Matic. Listen to the Slant-O-Matic. Sew with the Slant-O-Matic. Trust me. You will be hooked.