As stated above, a friend gave me a Singer 241-12 mounted on a table with a 220v motor installed. It's not running now and he says it needs a oil pan for underneath the machine. I do a limited amount of leather work, and it's all hand stitched, so I would like a powered machine to speed things up. I want to make more belts, but with just the punching and stitching on the last one taking over 5 hours, I don't think a perspective customer would be willing to pay for all the hand labor! Just like everyone else, I want a powered machine but I don't want to get in too deep money-wise.
I know I'm going to have to change the motor to run 120, and do any repair work needed and replace what is missing to get this one going, so it might be a lost cause. I figure if this one won't do what I want I could at least use the table when I find a suitable machine. Sounds reasonable doesn't it?
Can any of you give me info on the largest thread size this old girl will run, and if it's worth my time and effort to get it going? Is there any value in what I have now that might make it attractive for trading-in at a shop? I'm pretty sure it won't do over 138 thread but maybe someone knows something I don't! I really want somthing that will run at least 207 thread since all of my stuff uses that size or larger. It's looking like a Tippmann Boss is in my future if I want to sew heavy thread without breaking the bank!
Thanks in advance for the info!
Edited by lowes48, 08 January 2011 - 08:45 PM.