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  1. Toledo sewing machine reply?

    Yes I agree he is good to work with, I bought my cb4500 from him plus thread and parts. BUT I am deaf so phone is NOT an option for me. I just wondered if anyone else had ever gotten a reply on his contact us link. Have since been in touch and will try again to do business when I need to.
  2. singer 17w15

    Thank you Tom, I looked at some of those sites before I posted here but so far none I have found tell me if it can be used for straight stitching or what thickness it can sew. Also the pictures I have of it show a flat plate at the feed dog not the one with the half round groove as the ones on those sites show. I am hoping someone that has or has seen or used one can give me a bit more info.
  3. singer 17w15

    I have done a search and got nothing so I am wondering if anyone can tell me anything about this machine. There is one for sale within driving distance. Does it do straight stitch or is it a special machine for some non leather job. Could it sew leather for example mitts ? And if so what would its limit be thickness and thread size.
  4. User manual for Cowboy CB 4500

    In fact you are not talking about assembling the machine but the stand. It is clear from the pictures that the machine only needed the flywheel put on. So the stands might be different depending on which dealer you bought from. The stand my CB 4500 is quite different from the one in your pictures.
  5. Toledo sewing machine reply?

    I tried to reply here last evening and this did not work. So here is my reply. First I have tried several times in the last 2 years and never got a reply. If my message was read it was made clear that I am near deaf so I CAN NOT phone. I was trying to get information for people that are not on here in order to buy servo motors and other parts. We intended to order a large order and have it all shipped together. Had no choice but to direct them to other options. I have to wonder why there would be a contact us link if there is no intention to read or reply to what is sent.
  6. Has anyone ever received an answer from Toledo sewing machine when they use the contact us link on their website. I have tried several times and NEVER got a reply.
  7. Servo motor speed limiter

    My comment was meant to draw attention to the fact that pulleys as SMALL as 1 1/2 inches are out there and will work on motors with thin enough shafts. And that 1/2 inch DOES make a very noticeable difference.
  8. Servo motor speed limiter

    Here is one thing nobody else has mentioned. This is on a clutch motor BUT it would be equally true on any motor. I just replaced a 2 1/2 inch pulley with one 1 1/2 ( No one mentioned 1 1/2 ) and it makes a big difference. I just happened to have one hanging in my shop that had the right size bore. SO if you could find one smaller than the one on your motor it would bring top speed down even more. ( the one on your machine looks rather big ) The one I used was just a cheap aluminum one but it will work just fine for what I do. Naturally the smallest pulley you can put on will depend on the shaft size but it sure looks like you can go much smaller than what is on there now.
  9. Cowboy machine dealer in Canada?, Ontario?

    Just a note of interest. When I bought my machine Cowboy 4500 Leightons price for virtually the same machine ( juki 441 clone ) was 2 and a 1/2 times ( picked up at his place), what mine cost me INCLUDING shipping from Toledo and I got just about every optional foot and needle plate included. When I ordered needles from him they were 3 time the price in Winnipeg.
  10. Servo motor

    I have not been on here for a long time BUT I have found it much less costly to order from Toledo sewing machines than buying in Saskatoon. When I bought thread in Saskatoon it was $75.00 a lbs. in Toledo it was $15.00 so even with shipping it was the right thing to do and it got to me sooner.
  11. 29k2 on auction

    I have a 29k51, I have it working good. So as I said its the table and stand that are possibly interesting. I have seen a few on here that admired others original cast stands, and the original tables seem rather rare. That is why I said that the head is well worn I am wondering what some of you think those things would be worth if you had a chance like this. I know that making it sew well is a crap shoot. I did get my 29k51 making stitches 5 to the inch. Or very close. But this one may very well be beyond fixing the way I did my 51. If the gears are done. No matter how well I happen to get the stitch length it will not sew good. Thinking possibly screws ( my 51 is missing a couple ) and maybe parts that someone needs that are broken or missing on theirs from the head.
  12. 29k2 on auction

    There is a Singer 29k2 coming up on a sale in 2 days. I looked at it and as was expected it is well worn, But the seller says it sewed right up until he broke the last needle. Interesting things about it are, original cast iron treadle stand, original wood flat bed conversion table like seen it old singer books. Table is in very good condition for the age. I am hoping I can get some opinions as to what some of you might consider paying if you had a chance at one like this. If I were to buy it if it could not be made to sew decently I might part it out or sell head as is, ( for parts ) and table and stand separately. According to web site by serial number it was made in 1919 July to December, Clydebank Scotland.
  13. Help choosing first machine

    Just a comment from my experience. When I was looking for my machine Leightons price was twice what it cost me to by and ship my machine from Toledo ( Cowboy 4500 ) and I got all the optional plates feet etc. included. So you might also better check Techsew and Toledo at top of page. Was talking to somebody recently that said they know Leighton and was told they are out of business.
  14. Glad my suggestion helped, Sometimes simple is all it takes.
  15. Clicker, Have you heard of it?

    Thank you for your info. I just ( 15 minutes ago ) found that I can get rotary phase converters near here. I will go to them and see what they can supply. The good part is to deal face to face. The price we got on the phone is $ 515.00 for 3 hp. which sounds good. This is not a hurry up deal I am working at it as I have time.