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NOTES KH965 & KH965i: 615 built in stitch patterns. The KH965i can use DAK and also has a stitch pattern cartridge with 800 more patterns, like the KH950i.
NOTES HOBBY MACHINES: These are plastic bed machines but actually pretty nice. They do compare with the Silver Reed LK Series. Some are convertible, meaning they are a 4.5mm & a 9mm knitter in one. Excellent starter machine.
NOTES KH930: Very popular so well used, some try to sell this at $1,000 and that is rediculouse as you have the Silver Reed line
NOTES KH940: 555 built in stitch patterns, again, if selling at $1,000 or more take a look at Silver Reed.
NOTES Punch Card Machines:
KH881 has built in knit leader..
The KH836 is a budget model without a lace carriage.
The KH890 has a Garter Carriage Rail
The KH891 has both the Knit Leader and Garter Carriage Rail
Brother Knitting Machine Price List
Any Punch Card Machine BEFORE the 800 Series
|$100 - $200|
1970's & 1980's
Any Punch Card Machines in the 800 Series
Like New $400
Usually kr850 & kr900
$125 if needs repairs
$250 - $350
kh210 & kh230, 9mm Manual
$200 - $300
kh260, 9mm Punch Cards
|$250 - $400|
kh270, 9mm Computerized
$850 - $1,200
With Ribber $1,500 - $1,800
|$125 - $250|
|$300 - $500|
|$300 - $700|
kh950 & kh950i
$350 if needs work
$600 - $700 Like New
|$400 - $850|
kh970/Compuknit 5 star
|$700 - $1,000|
kh400, 350, 355
No Dates, these are the plastic Hobby Machines
|$150 - $400|
NOTES KH270: Has 288 built in stitch patterns, hard to find, premium price. Garter Bar is an additional $200, KRC900 and KR260 Ribber work on this machine, the KR230 Ribber DOES NOT.
NOTES KH950 & KH950i: 500 - 555 built ins stitch patterns. The KH950i can use DAK and has a place that holds a cartridge with 800 stitch patterns on it. If @ $1,000 look at Silver Reed and then decide.
This is just a guide of prices on used machines from MY personal experience. Depending on what is popular in the market will dictate prices to fluctuate up and down. THIS IS JUST A GUIDE. If you buy a machine from a Dealer it will be considerably more but you are getting (or should be getting) a machine that is fully vetted and should NOT have any bent needles, with a new sponge bar, cleaned and with a decent tune up. That is why you are paying so much more for those machines. Vendors I would recommend are: Custom Knits & Manufacturing and Knit & Sew
NOTES KH900: 50 built in stitch patterns but the oldest computerized machine, I would buy something newer. Uses the PPD
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NOTES KH910: IF ask is over $300, I would get the Silver Reed SK560 or SK580, a much better machine, both use mylars.
NOTES: These are very old and manual only
NOTES KH970: This is the "TOP of the LINE" Brother knitting machine. It has 666 built in stitch patterns and a modular computerized system, so you can program it when sitting at your table. I would suggest the KR900 RIBBER or the KR850 and it allows birdseye ribbing. This machine holds it's value but I would not pay over $1,000 for this machine, maybe $1,300 in excellent condition with a ribber.