DennisT

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About DennisT

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    MD
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    fishing Rving canvas and leather sewing

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  1. Help with new machine setup

    The Sailrite Fabricator is essentially the same as your Consew P1206RB as well as my Tacsew T111-155 as I understand it. Download the Sailrite Fabricator manual from https://www.sailrite.com/PDF/2016_Fabricator_Guidebook.pdf It was a big help to me.
  2. Singer 7-34 Manual and Needle Type

    I don't know much outside of google but ismacs says 7x1 or 7x2. I found some for sale at techsew. I found a parts list here An old thread form here
  3. Have you investigated the old Singer 111 and 211 manuals for insight in timing your Consew. They certainly share some parts I noticed while looking a stuff for my 211G166.
  4. Singer 211G166 Safety Clutch Repair

    Thanks Bob. I was able to play with it and get it somewhat initially adjusted. The lock set screws are missing but thay should be easy to come by. The other issue is the stitch length plunger is stuck in the down position, cut down or replaced by a rivet. In any event it can't engage being too short and no spring. I must grab the adjusting disc with soft jawed pliers to change the stitch length. I ordered an new plunger, spring and clip so hopefully I can remove the old one. I'm not real familiar with what the plunger should look like but what's in there doesn't look like the pic in the parts list. It looks more like a rivet and is in there tight. I just picked the machine and table up in Canada while visiting a friend and won't be back home to get it set back up for a couple of weeks yet. Then I will tackle trying to get it properly cleaned up and adjusted. Dennis Turner Tacsew T111-155, Singer 211G166, Singer 31-15, REX 607Z, Pfaff 130
  5. Singer 211G166 Safety Clutch Repair

    CowboyBob, You are correct. Thanks for observing that. I guess you have seen a few of these. Reviewing the pic on Eric's thread "Rebirth of a Singer 211G155" I noticed the lock screws were almost flush with the outside of the overload pulley on that machine as opposed to mine being burried. I agree the ball bearings must be locked down. Tomorrow I will play with it. Hopefully all of the springs and set screws are present. Dennis
  6. Singer 211G166 Safety Clutch Repair

    CoboyBob, Thanks for the response. You made me look more carefully at the parts diagram. I assumed the safety clutch was supposed to have the levers and catches like the 111W155 which was missing from my unit. From the parts manual I now see this one has a ball bearing release mechanism. I attempted to lock the shaft and simulate a fault but the clutch does not release. That could be from sitting or needing adjustment. The ball bearings, springs and screws are there. I will play with it and see if it will function. Dennis
  7. I just acquired a 211G166 that had previously had the safety clutch/sprocket welded to the hook drive shaft. I'd really like to put it back to original if possible as I wanted to make this my leather machine. As far as I can tell at this point it sews fine. The belt lower timing is advanced one cog relative to the marks but the hook is almost perfectly in time as well as the compound feed timing. My guess is there was a problem with the clutch and the solution was to weld the pulley to the shaft and somehow compensated for the timing marks being off. I'm pretty sure I can grind away the weld enough to remove the old pulley and replace with a safety clutch(240539), which I have found several sources. Tha original safety clutch (244759) is not available. The problem I have is if the hook drive shaft is not salvageable I have no source for that part (508350). I'm hesitant to touch anything without a way to obtain a shaft. Any suggestions? Should I leave well enough alone. Any sources for the shaft I can't find with google? Is there a substitute?
  8. Questions about Pfaff 130

    If you have not already check the condition and height of the feed dogs. The instructions are in the service manual. Here is one I converted from original scan. http://www.mediafire.com/file/s34vninejvcl55g/pfaff_130_Service_ManualR3.docx
  9. PFAFF 30

    I have a Pfaff 130 equiped with a Consew CSM1000 servo motor(200 RPM minimum, 75mm motor pulley) that punches through 4 layers of sunbrella with v90 polyester or profilen thread after replacing the upper tension spring with a heavier one. I have not tried it with any light leather. Assuming your Pfaff 30 is similar, even with a 1.5 amp motor I would suggest an intermediate reduction pulley pair if you can find something that will fit. For what that will cost a servo motor will be a better choice in my opinion. One major limitation for me is the 4-5mm stitch length maximum, not ideal for canvas. I am just learning about leather so I cannot comment.
  10. I just got a Tacsew T111-155 that was stored is a shed for 10 years. It was mostly dusty but uncovered with the oil pan off. I cleaned it up, manually oiled it and put oil in pan. It sews great with the small sample of material I have tried so far. The hook is definately oiling as I needed to reduce the flow to eliminate oil in feed dog but of course the oil does not need to lift as in the top oil circuit. I cannot see anything happening through the bubble window on top nor in the clear return line ( I think) underneath. I have played with the bypass hole opening and totally closed it, removed screen, inspected the pump impeller and made sure the vertical oil line was open by blowing a air through a straw. I'm testing by running 2000 rpm on my servo motor for a few minutes at a time. Any insight will me helpful. This stuff is new to me.