Techsew Ron

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About Techsew Ron

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  1. Techsew2700 breaking thread

    Here's what the threading of this area should look like.
  2. Help with new machine setup

    If the timing is in fact correct, and I'd be surprised if it was shipped with the timing off, you may want to check your threading and make sure you're inserting the bobbin correctly. This should be covered in your instruction manual and probably explains the half inch loops on the bottom of your material. What thread / needle sizes are you using? We have a threading video for our 1460 which is a similar machine: Ron
  3. Both are our most popular machines for handbags - the 2750 uses a large bobbin and has a longer max. stitch length so if you're considering sewing with larger thread sizes you would be better off with the Techsew 2750. Both feature an upgraded Japanese hook as well. Feel free to reach out with any other questions. Ron
  4. Techsew GA5-1 Timing issue?

    Hi there, I know you were in touch with us yesterday - feel free to give us a call for assistance! Ron
  5. Patcher machine, straight line sewing

    I wouldn't recommend a patcher for production work on handbags. As mentioned above, you're limited in terms of thread thickness, presser feet options, bobbin size, sewing speed etc.. We love the machines for repairs on shoes/boots and sewing patches though - the ability to turn the presser foot and sew in any direction is nice to have. For handbags you'll want a light/medium cylinder walking foot machine which we and many other dealers sell. The prices on these are about the same as patchers but definitely more suitable for your needs. Ron
  6. For wallets and handbags

    For sewing backpacks you'll want a light/medium cylinder walking foot machine, you'll find many of them available from the advertisers on here (banners at the top of the page). Many of us sell flatbed attachments for these types of machines in order to convert it to a flatbed machine for wallets and belts. The big heavy duty 441-style machines would be overkill for thinner leather and not the most appropriate machine for your products. Ron
  7. Techsew TS-3850

    Hi Christian, I reviewed all the communications between you and our technicians and we offered to repair the machine for you and ship it back free of charge 4 months ago. The offer still stands. We haven't experienced any ongoing issues or defects with this model and every single machine leaving our facility is tested and inspected meticulously before going out the door. It's hard to speak for the technicians who visited you but a machine wouldn't typically go out of time on it's own unless shaft screws were loosened, a needle hitting the hook, improper needle installation or a serious thread jam. Nevertheless I apologize for the difficulties and we'd be happy to help get you back up and running. Feel free to contact me personally at any time. best regards, Ron
  8. Stitch unbalanced every few stitches

    Great chart - I often use the "tug of war" analogy whenever explaining thread tension to someone.
  9. Reliable brand machines

    On the Techsew 1660 Pro package we add a needle position motor but can also do so on the regular package - same functionality on both. Ron
  10. Reliable brand machines

    There's no reason why one wouldn't be able to install a needle position motor on either machine. Could be that the dealer simply doesn't want to. You should have them do it before shipping it out.
  11. Skiving Machine: Presser Feet Types

    Most of our customers use the curved presser foot which will give you an even skive, the machine comes with a few different sizes. You can get up to 2" on the longest one. There's also the flat feet which will give you more of an angled skive. Roller feet are good for materials that scratch or mark very easily or are a bit slippery.
  12. Skiving machine - how to pick one?

    Sounds like you're on the right track. For leather in the 5-6oz range you'll definitely want a bottom feed skiver which is the most popular type for people doing handbags, wallets, accessories and shoes. Technically you can use it for splitting but you'd have to run it through several passes to split an entire surface which may become a bit arduous. You're looking at about $1200 to $1500 for this type of skiver, or closer to $2000 for one with a vacuum suction device. I highly recommend the vacuum as these machines can generate a fair amount of dust and dirt over time, besides the pieces that will be falling on your feet after each skive. thanks, Ron
  13. Most customers of ours who sew wallets would use a light-medium flatbed walking foot machine (or cylinder bed if they're also doing bags). As Wiz mentioned earlier, find a machine that can use up to #138 or #207 thread and uses smooth presser feet so it doesn't mark leather. Of course you'll want a servo motor for slow and precise stitching. All of the machinery advertisers on LW.net sell this type of machine. Ron
  14. Techsew GC2301

    Hi @JD62, the 2301 is a machine that we discontinued about 10 years ago. Our manufacturer stopped producing parts for it and we phased it out. I would recommend taking a look at our other cylinder walking foot machines (model 2600, 2700 and 2750) which are great for wallets, belts, bags and other leather goods. cheers! Ron
  15. Newbie from Poland says hello!

    Witamy, Bert!