OESD Magic Box 4 Slot Emb Wtr:Tried/experienced ?
I just found that I have burned out the motor on my good old 22 year-old Viking. After some back and forth w/ mechanic I have decided to replace it with a used Viking 1+. (comes w/ store warranty and typical story about little old lady who only drove it to church equiv.). Hopefully if I do a better job getting it serviced this will last me a similar amount of time. Hope that is a good bet.
It has similar embroidery type stitches (the cards of repeated stitches not a one-embroidery designs) to my good old machine, which was either the first or one of the first electronic digital machines.
The used machine has only one embroidery design card (unclear what designs as prev. owner didn't save that booklet we think). The sewing machine store says Viking doesn't sell these cards for this old (not to me!) machine anymore. I saw a few on Ebay but it looked like you only got one design per card for $59 (if I understand that correctly), none of which look interesting to me.
I've been looking at a web site for a company called "AllBrands.com" that advertises a OESD Magic Box 4 Slot Embroidery Card Writer/Converter & Blank Card Writer Box - USB Version. It looks like I do not need to buy other software and, with this fine product, will be able to buy or find free designs on the web which I can write to a blank card, possibly putting up to 6 designs on a card. I also see that individual blank cards cost the same amount as the writer, though you get one with the writer. Also I think it indicates that the cards can be re-used/re-written. It indicates that a Viking 1 machine is supported.
Has anyone in this forum used this product? Does it really work this way? Do you have advice for me? I will also call the company support line and make sure my understanding is sound, but just want to make sure people haven't had any bad experiences with this.
Thanks in advance. - MegRose