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  1. Your thoughts on machine

    I tried to be a little gentler then you lol
  2. Your thoughts on machine

    I don't believe that is the right machine. A lot of people on eBay show machines sewing leather. One draw back of that machine would be the size of thread it could handle.
  3. Aerostitch Problems again

    can't you just re tap to next closest thread
  4. do you have any 97-3 needles left. I bought them off you early thanks Jaime

    1. machinehead



        Yes, I do. What sizes and quantites are you needing?

        Sorry I didn't reply sooner.


  5. saddle making questions

    comfort is why al recommends putting the stirrup leathers under fenders when you get the tree it will be open between the bars that's why you need the strainer they you glue leather on top to ground the seat its a little more involved then but that should give you and idea I know the saddle you want to build its a late 1800
  6. did you get the thread breaking issue fixed? I have had a pro 2000 for 20 yrs the only time that happened to me was to small of a  needle threaded wrong in the picture you see a lot of fraying usually means rubbing from being threaded wrong. let me know if I can help i'm right in Hammonton NJ

    1. JerseyFirefighter


      Hey. Thanks for shooting me a msg. I never got it to work. Its definitely threaded correctly. The thread is 207 and its either a 24 or 25 size needle. Ive even tried looping the thread around the lower tension disc 1.5 and 2.5 times. Adjusting the upper tension either which way does not resolve the issue either. Im almost to the point where ill run the strap through the machine without thread to prepunch holes and hand stitch it.

  7. Purchasing 3 sewing machines and need input

    If the 7-31 uses needle system 1000H they only come in round point, no leather points. In heavy harness leather you might have a problem
  8. Keystone has Ferdco pro 2000 now Keystone has Ferdco pro 2000 now
  9. Saddle nomenclature

    it was just a joke
  10. Saddle nomenclature

    there is no pommel or swell on the drawing
  11. Tension Help Please

    A hair more tension on the bobbin and try a smaller thread on the bottom and check needle size. If you go to a larger needle make sure the hole isn't to big for the thread.
  12. Cobra, Cowboy Or Ferdco?

    I have had a Ferdco pro 2000 for close to twenty years, I would recommend the machine. The web page is still out there that tells you what parts are specific to the Ferdco's. As to the other machines I'm sure they sew well also. Find out if the parts are still unique to the Ferdco and if they help with stitch quality.
  13. Clones And Originals

    I just thought of Singer 111,144,733,136,29 I believe most of them are still being made, with minor changes My statement was just a thought not fact
  14. Clones And Originals

    I believe Singer has the most copied designs
  15. Latigo Good Quality

    Who is making good 10-12oz Latigo these days? Wicket and Craig seems to be a little hit and miss.