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  1. Got it. DAX1 is different from DBX1. I missed that part.
  2. Cannot do: I no longer have the old needle.
  3. Bought this machine not long ago and used it with the needle it came with, but it is now dull and I have to replace it. According to the parts catalogue widely available on the net, the system is DBX1 or DAX1. In my books this is the same as 16x257, which I have tons of and used them in my older Juki DDL 553. These ones I have are 37.8mm long. But when I replace the original needle with DBX1, the machine skips stitches on light-weight slippery fabrics like silk etc. seemingly randomly, while stitching any cottons perfectly. I can fix this by lowering the needle by 1.5mm. Therefore it sounds like this machine needs a different needle system or... has a wrong needle bar??? Any ideas appreciated! I know this is a textile machine, but this is the only stitching forum I know of.
  4. Adler 220 Minimum needle size

    You can always sleeve a smaller needle, but as Constabulary pointed out, an adjustment may be required.
  5. I find this bag very cute.
  6. Another Homemade Stitching Pony

    Kudos! Very creative.
  7. What I see is that fingers are cut very close to one another. Been there done that not going back. This leads to either leather or stitches ripping in between fingers sooner or later. I pattern gloves from a hand with fingers spread as far apart as possible and those never rip.
  8. What is preventing knives from cutting stitches when inserted/removed from the pockets?
  9. Ho Hsing G60 servo or what?

    650 watts is plenty.
  10. Singer 8-8 heavy duty

    These are probably used for stitching canvas straps onto truck tops?
  11. Pfaff 335: Advice Appreciated

    One is hand lift, the other is foot pedal lift. You get more lift with the foot pedal. My 335 is old casting and it takes up to #22 needle. Tex 70 is definitely a go, even Tex 90 works. Not sure what that is in ## but both are smaller than #138.
  12. The industry has not been devastated - it is thriving. Workforce - a different story.
  13. Help with a boot pattern

    These two pikers probably stole those boots. They are similar but simpler than modern riding boots. You'll need lasts though.