Techsew Ron

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About Techsew Ron

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  1. Techsew 3850 Trouble

    Hi there, if something got jammed you may require a timing adjustment - please give us a call in the morning and we'll walk you through it to make sure everything's ok. Ron

    It basically goes right into the slide plate, here's one on the Techsew 2700:

    We have a custom binding attachment for the Techsew 2750 so this machine would be a good option if you want the binding option for infrequent use - if you're looking for a dedicated binding machine then I would recommend the Techsew 2800. On the Techsew 2800 it's is a bit more difficult to switch the binding and non-binding parts back and forth. Give us a call with any other questions! Ron
  4. Pfaff 335

    If it comes with a servo motor and the vendor will offer a warranty then go for it! Try it in person first to make sure you're comfortable.
  5. Techsew 180 bobbin tension?

    Hi, please send us an email to and we'll look into this for you. Ron
  6. Roller feed vs walking foot

    thanks Greg!
  7. Roller feed vs walking foot

    Hi Tom, advantage of a machine like the Techsew 830 is the ability to sew right along the edge with increased visibility due to the proximity of the needle to the roller foot. For sewing 2-3 layers of 6-8oz leather you're better off with a walking foot machine. A roller feed machine like the 830 is great for soft leather and is commonly used for shoe and boot production, however it does not quite have the feeding power of a walking foot machine and you'll be limited if you want to venture into belts and thicker leather. Walking foot machines can also use larger thread sizes and are much more versatile (especially cylinder arm machines). If you're concerned about sewing straight lines with a walking foot machine you can always use an edge guide with a left toe zipper foot for better visibility and edge sewing. cheers! Ron
  8. Machine for holsters

    For holster making we typically recommend a machine that can sew at least 1/2" leather thickness and something that can use size #25 needles with #207 or larger thread. Most of the machine advertisers on here offer such machines, the most popular being the 441-type which can handle up to 7/8". cheers! Ron
  9. Help choosing first machine

    thanks Dave, hope all is well buddy ! come visit soon. Ron
  10. Sewing Machine Options

    For thin leather to beyond 1/2" thickness your best bet would be a 441 clone type of machine. They typically start at around $2500 but will be the closest to an "all-in-one" solution that you can find. Ron
  11. Before I jump in the deep end...

    If you're mainly using garment leather/chap leather around 2-2.5oz, the machines you mentioned will all be appropriate for your needs. As someone previously mentioned adding a speed reducer will certainly help if you want extremely slow sewing speed beyond what a servo motor can reduce to. A cylinder walking foot machine would also be good for you as it would add some versatility in being able to sew into hard to reach areas. Ron
  12. Convertible Sewing Machine Stand

    I believe this belongs in the toilet forum !
  13. Convertible Sewing Machine Stand

    wow! that is something. thanks for sharing Uwe !
  14. For sewing 3 layers of 8-9oz leather I'd say you'd be looking at the Techsew 3850 or Techsew 5100. Even with a 1HP motor and speed reducer you would have trouble sewing that thickness on a Consew 206.
  15. A light/medium walking foot machine in the Consew 206 class would be fine for most of what you're doing but you'll run into difficulty with 3 layers of 8-9oz leather on that type of machine.