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#1 Rayban

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 04:28 PM

Is this machine suitable for working with leather up to 1/2" thick? (4 layers of 8-10oz.)
What is a fair price to pay for one in good working condition?

Thanks for your help!

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 05:05 PM

RAYBAN.........I HATE TO TELL YOU THIS..... THAT IS A PATCH MACHINE.
IF YOU CAN GET IT AND THE STAND FOR $200.00 OR LESS IT WOULD BE GREAT.
THE MACHINE IS FOR LITE WEIGHT LEATHER. FOR PATCHES ON BIKER JACKETS & VEST
IT WOULD BE A MACHINE TO HAVE...I M H O.


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Posted 08 February 2009 - 05:13 PM

RAYBAN.........I HATE TO TELL YOU THIS..... THAT IS A PATCH MACHINE.
IF YOU CAN GET IT AND THE STAND FOR $200.00 OR LESS IT WOULD BE GREAT.
THE MACHINE IS FOR LITE WEIGHT LEATHER. FOR PATCHES ON BIKER JACKETS & VEST
IT WOULD BE A MACHINE TO HAVE...I M H O.


SEW WITH IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT.


Thanks Luke, the guy who has if for sale told me it would work for what I want it for...I thought I'd better check with others.
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:16 PM

Is this machine suitable for working with leather up to 1/2" thick? (4 layers of 8-10oz.)
What is a fair price to pay for one in good working condition?

Thanks for your help!

RG


1/2" is too much for this machine. 5/16" is doable. What exactly are you trying to do with it?
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:31 PM

1/2" is too much for this machine. 5/16" is doable. What exactly are you trying to do with it?
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I make a lot of knife sheaths that often require sewing 3 layers of 8-10oz. together, sometimes 4 or 5 layers.
The seller of this machine, who claims he is now using it, told me there would be no problem with the projects I do.
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 07:08 PM

The foot feeds the leather through, so the serrations on the foot would mark the grain side of the leather.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 07:36 PM

Some people file off the serrations to minimize the footprint. But if you can't fit the leather under the foot, it's all for naught. An unmodified 29 class machine is not designed for 30+ oz of leather. I think the guy was pulling your leg.
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:17 AM

Hi Rayban
I have a 29k71 almost identical machine, I can assure you it will not sew 1/2 leather I have tried! ressult is continuous missed stiches , broken thread, plus broken needles. Ihave managed to sew 3/8 but it struggles, I have purchased a Singer 45k type machine it sews 1/2 inch of leather with ease, in Australia you can purchase one for less than half the price of it's new equivelent, although over hear they are becoming harder to find it good condition.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:46 AM

Thanks for ya'llz responses, looks like the 45K is the machine I'm looking for.
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:21 AM

RAYBAN.........MAKE A LOT OF KNIFE SHEATHS..........AND INVEST YOUR $$$$$
IN A ARTISAN 3000.
YOU WILL BE BETTER OFF IN THE LONG RUN. WITH A CYLENDER ARM MACHINE
YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO DIFFERENT TYPES OF SEWING.
IF YOU WANT TO INVEST MORE $$$$$$ CHECK OUT THE SEW-MO 205-370
IT IS A COPY OF AN ADLER. I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH MINE AS LONG AS I HAVE HAD IT.
ALMOST 6 YEARS.
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