Techsew Ron

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About Techsew Ron

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. I believe this belongs in the toilet forum !
  4. wow! that is something. thanks for sharing Uwe !
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. good stuff Eric !
  8. Mike knows his stuff ! I would 100% agree with his advice. You'll have no problem sewing belts on the 2750.
  9. The 5100-SE is great for anything from 5-6oz leather up to about 7/8" thickness. If you're only using softer leather you may be better off with the 2750 which can handle soft, garment weight leather up to 3/8" max. Binding attachments are available for both machines. Ron
  10. Welcome back bud ! Ron
  11. I like the red dot! Seriously though, very nice mod. Ron
  12. well done ! beautiful detail.
  13. Off topic but that video you made of your used Techsew 2900 was a work of art - well done! Ron
  14. If you're sewing thin/soft leather you'll have issues with this type of machine since the feeding mechanism can be quite aggressive and tends to leave foot marks on the bottom side of the leather. It is a good starter machine that can handle thick leather - we have lots of customers using our 3650HD for belts, holsters and harnesses with size #277 thread and #25 needles. Parts are pretty easily available. If you're looking for an affordable heavy duty machine it'd be a good option but if you plan on sewing anything less than 6-7oz leather you may be better off with a walking foot machine. Ron
  15. This will likely be the best answer in this thread. But on a serious note, for sewing handbags and purses you'll likely want to use a light/medium, cylinder walking foot machine that can handle garment leather and thicker leather up to 3/8". A cylinder bed will give you added versatility for sewing into hard to reach areas vs. a flatbed machine. You can find these machines at any of our sponsors' websites (see ads above). Ron