Gregg From Keystone Sewing

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About Gregg From Keystone Sewing

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    Sewing Machines and some cutting equipment
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  1. Juki 1541s Clone Bobbin Case Comparison

    Sorry for any confusion, yes, this is what I was specifically referring to. The concept of the bobbin case opening lever is to help allow for heavier thread to more easily pass through the hook position finger, also known as a hook supporting plate. See attached pdf that I made up showing this area of the machine that I'm talking about, thanks. Juki DNU-1541S Hook Supporting plate install and adjusting.pdf
  2. Juki 1541s Clone Bobbin Case Comparison

    Juki DNU-1541, and DNU-1541S both use different hooks, and the same bobbin case. The Econosew, even if it has a safety clutch, does not have a bobbin case opening lever, like the Juki S model does. Not a problem, in my opinion, but would indicate that they may be using a different hook and bobbin case? Also, why not contact EconoSew in regards to this, I'm sure they are eager to help. They love selling parts, too.
  3. Need Help with Mitsubishi Control

    I've done this before myself and maybe this is where you are at as well; Check to make sure you have the solenoid connected to the correct pins. See attached, it's easy to confuse the Foot Lift OUTPUT with the INPUT.
  4. Need Help with Mitsubishi Control

    I work a lot more with Efka motors, but I also do a bit with the Mitsubishi as well Sean at Electronic Services is very good, we use them as well. I know that you know the signal is working, but I normally would do a signal test anyway to make sure the foot lift is working, and connected to the correct output. Page 83 in the instruction manual does this. To set the parameters at the end of the seam (they call it after thread trimming), check out function settings for FUM and FU on page 47. Check page 49 as well, function setting FL to make sure this is enabled for full heel back foot lift. Last, on page 50, check the S3L setting for half heel back foot lift while in seam (they call this light heel back here). As I glance over this, many of these setting are set to OFF at time of delivery. Mitsubishi Limiservo X B Series With Control Box Instruction Manual
  5. Singer 111W153 & table resto project

    How the heck did I miss all of this action? Great thread, thanks for sharing. Love this.
  6. Just picked up a Consew 206RB-2

    206RB-1 with -2 supplement owners Consew 206RB-1 Parts Book
  7. Consew 206RB-1 crashed. Need service manual

    The best book, and totally applies to the hook settings in every way, CLICK HERE Here is the 206RB-1 book you are asking for as well, CLICK HERE
  8. Seiko STW-8B - question on servo with needle positioner

    Agree, there is a lot to like about that motor.
  9. Seiko STW-8B - question on servo with needle positioner

    Great information. Quite a few motors do have a single button on the control panel that will allow for on the fly needle up/needle down positioning. SP-1100NPFL and all the Efka motors comes to mind, and many some others as well.
  10. Ancient Greek Armor

    Wow that's really sweet. Just so you know, check out the "other sizes" and check it out in 900X1200 greatness.
  11. Seiko HVP-70

    Nice find. I knew they were holding back on some of the parameters that are available.
  12. Seiko HVP-70

    I checked the owners manual, nothing on the sync. I've contacted Ho Hsing in the past, and they have been more than helpful. English does not seem to be of any issue at all last time I was helped. As for the pulley, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the pulley and shaft bore are tapered.
  13. Modern high performance threads

    This is a very good thread (no pun intended) to discuss, ahem, thread. The 'sewability' of thread depends on many things, and like gottaknow said Kevlar can present issues. Kevlar can be used also for it's resistance to heat, maybe not mentioned here. Also, like many 'threads', one thing that is often overlooked is the amount of elasticity that the thread has. Poly and Nylon have great elasticity compared to say a Kevlar thread. This really presented itself when Tenara started to hype improvements of greater elasticity, after people were switching over to MR needles to get this stuff to sew without many skipped stitches. MR needles present their own problems with the greater pronounced scarf of the needle. Often, that elasticity is critical to the design of a sewn products, think of a sail boat spinnaker sewn with a zig zag. This thread's ability to stretch is critical for applications like this and is figured into the construction.
  14. First Try at Japanning on a Restoration Project - The Conclusion

    Very impressive, and thanks for sharing. The oven setup shows just how far we all are willing to go to do some of this stuff. When there is a will, there is a way. Threads like this keep me motivated to come back and share more.
  15. Wow, now that's slower than slow. I would fall asleep behind the needle with that setup. Very nice, I'm sure it works great. Like Dikman said, Consew 206RB series machines are great and one of our most popular machines that we offer. We've been selling them since they came out in the 70's and never stopped.