Techsew Ron

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    Leather Sewing Machines
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  1. 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
  2. Stitch unbalanced every few stitches

    Great chart - I often use the "tug of war" analogy whenever explaining thread tension to someone.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Newbie from Poland says hello!

    Witamy, Bert!
  10. Post Leather sewing machine

    Most shoe and boot uppers are sewn with a post bed, roller foot machine. You'll likely come across bottom feed machines with a roller foot and top and bottom feed machines with gear driven roller foot. The bottom feed only machines are more affordable but top and bottom feed are better for feeding thicker and more multi layered materials. A post bed walking foot machine is another option but the price on these goes up significantly and they're not really necessary if you're just sewing bags and shoes. Ron
  11. 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
  12. TECH SEW 2750 PRO BINDING ATTACHMENT

    It basically goes right into the slide plate, here's one on the Techsew 2700: http://www.techsew.com/techsew-2700-custom-binding-attachment.html
  13. TECH SEW 2750 PRO BINDING ATTACHMENT

    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
  14. 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.
  15. Techsew 180 bobbin tension?

    Hi, please send us an email to support@techsew.com and we'll look into this for you. Ron