George1520

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  1. I doubt 1/2 pig iron casing would help they managed to crack that already. The shipping was airfreight from China for a zig zag post sewing machine and a skiving machine. Both packaged were damaged but only one is in bad shape. I could not find this type of machine in the US. I just heard from the people that sold me the machine. After I send a video they told me the machine is junk. Anyone needs any parts for a Consew 199 or 146 type sewing machine?
  2. Who is there to blame? UPS charged me 500 to deliver the head, that is a lot of money I paid them to destroy something. I know how they operate. My father worked worked for shipping companies for 20 years. He used to pick fights with coworkers because he was disgusted on how they handled packages. It was packed in the original packaging form the factory and tied to a pallet. I'm sure that manufacturers would not send thousands of machines just to to be destroyed before reaching their customers. At my last jod we purchased and had to ship back an 48 inch printer because they did the same thing. Crushed one end of the box. The paper roll carriage was bend about 5 inched. It probably it probably costed them 5 or 10k
  3. I've been in contact with the seller. They handled the shipping and they didn't get insurance. I called UPS the next day after I got the machine and they want me to open a claim. That was Friday when I only knew about the crack, I will call Monday again after I talk to the seller. My father used to work for DHL and he said that is nothing out of ordinary. They throw around and drop packages all the time.
  4. I finally got my sewing machine and UPS managed to mess it up real good. The machine is similar to a Consew 146 but it has a post bed instead of a flat bed. They hit the flywheel hard enough couse it to bend. I didn't notice that, because I got distracted by crack in the middle of the bed and the 90 degrees bend in the needle. Luckily the crack stoped spreading where there is a bolt hole. I could live with the crack but I could not recenter the needle, it still hits the back of the feed place away from the operator. Or that the machine turns really hard. The clutch motor has a hard time starting to turn the machine and when it does it give full speed for a couple of seconds and then the clutch starts to sleep. When I turn the machine by hand (no belt attached) it is difficult to turns. It turns for couple of rotations and then it gets binds and then starts turning again. It might be because the main shaft is bend. So my question is. Is it wort to get it fix? And anyone has any experience with gettting reimbursed for a broken machine? Let me know if you are interested to see video. I'm going to make movie to show UPS. Thanks
  5. Thanks. That was an easy fix. Good thing I didn't start messing around with the screw in the front of the photo that rotates the whole hook.
  6. I spend most of the day cleaning a very dirty Adler 67 GK 373. Lots of lint and old dried oil, but it come out looking nice and I didn't find any worn parts. After putting everything back together there is a timing issue only on the beginning of back stitching. When the hook rotates contra clockwise the hook hits the feed dog. Forward stitching is fine. I've watched the video Uwe put on YouTube, and checked the hook timing that looks fine. Any ideas how to fix this? I asume this is not normal Thanks here are some photos of the hook hits the feed dog (before and after)
  7. I just purchased an Adler 67. It needs a good deep cleaning but it looks like it is in good shape. Not to mention the price was right. I was just curious if it is the same machine as the Paff 545 or other brands. Just in case I need a new part and I can't find it for the Adler thanks
  8. I end up getting a used post machine version of the SewPro that Uwe suggested from China. It is not made by SewPro but it is the same design. The post is a little thicker than the Seiko that's culdn't even found for sale. I hope it will last me for a couple years before getting something else.
  9. The front is split a little just but not all the way like the back. The problem is that I could not find a cylinder or post machine that will do zig zag. At least not under 5000. There is the singer 107w50 no walking foot and not sure how well it will sew suede leather. I have to get one from China and that has been a hassle
  10. I'm trying to figure out is a walking foot flat bed that is able to do zig zag will be able to saw something like in the photo. Or I will have to get a cylinder or post machine. I will have to sew around the toe similar to what a Strobel sewing machine does.