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  1. Seiko Sewing machines (TF/TE-6b)

    Hello, Anyone know of any Canadian suppiers selling Seiko sewing machines? Thank you
  2. After a couple of pretty severe needle strikes my usually very reliable sewing machine (Seiko LCW-8BL) has developed persistent problems. Mostly thread jams and needle thread breakages. I've done the usual re-threading, bobbin changing and needle replacement to no avail. However I've noticed that the tip of the hook looks like it's been chipped and I suspect that it's piercing and cutting the needle thread. These are the best photos I was able to get. It looks like the hook is a little shortened, and the inside edge is very sharp. The outer edge of the hook is smooth and polished. A replacement good quality hook is not cheap but it's a cost I'm just going to have to swallow if that's what's needed. What are my chances of grinding and polishing the damaged hook into function? Should I just pony up for a Hirose?
  3. We are selling a brand new Artisan 335 B Ped 500. Purchased in November, turns out it wasn't what we needed. Selling for $1,300 OBO. Local pick-up only! We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Contra Costa County. Make: Artisan Model: S-335 BP Condition: New / Like New - 100% - Only has about 10 hours of use Description from Artisan: Cylinder Bed, Big "M" sized Bobbin, Medium/Heavy Duty Walking Foot, Compound Needle Feed, (Unison Feed) Lockstitch Sewing Machine with a Large Thread Capacity, Big Size, Rotating Hook Mechanism. Includes a lever operated stitch length mechanism with a reverse feed regulator for back tacking and stitching in reverse. Some additional features of the 335 B include a semi-automatic lubrication system, a synchronized binder mechanism (folder optional) and the machine sews thread from as small as size z-46 up to a large diameter size of z-207 in the needle with up to a maximum size of z-138 in the bobbin. All types of leathers or fabrics as light as a sheet or two of paper and up to just over 3⁄8" thick of leather or fabrics. ACF-625 Digital Electronic A.C. Servo Motor Drive System. Locking caster wheels, storage drawer and additional accessories: needles, bobbins, a spool of thread and operators manuals. Replacement spare parts are similar to the German manufactured Pfaff model 335 series sewing machines. Includes flat bed "Work Platform" which transforms the cylinder bed surface of the sewing machine into a flat bed surface converting the cylinder bed style into a flat bed style sewing machine. More information from Artisan: http://www.artisansew.com/cylinderarmandpostbedmachine.html Thank You, please reach out with any questions you may have.
  4. We are selling a brand new Artisan 335 B Ped 500. Purchased in November, turns out it wasn't what we needed. Selling for $1,300 OBO. Local pick-up only! We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Contra Costa County. Make: Artisan Model: S-335 BP Condition: New / Like New - 100% - Only has about 10 hours of use Description from Artisan: Cylinder Bed, Big "M" sized Bobbin, Medium/Heavy Duty Walking Foot, Compound Needle Feed, (Unison Feed) Lockstitch Sewing Machine with a Large Thread Capacity, Big Size, Rotating Hook Mechanism. Includes a lever operated stitch length mechanism with a reverse feed regulator for back tacking and stitching in reverse. Some additional features of the 335 B include a semi-automatic lubrication system, a synchronized binder mechanism (folder optional) and the machine sews thread from as small as size z-46 up to a large diameter size of z-207 in the needle with up to a maximum size of z-138 in the bobbin. All types of leathers or fabrics as light as a sheet or two of paper and up to just over 3⁄8" thick of leather or fabrics. ACF-625 Digital Electronic A.C. Servo Motor Drive System. Locking caster wheels, storage drawer and additional accessories: needles, bobbins, a spool of thread and operators manuals. Replacement spare parts are similar to the German manufactured Pfaff model 335 series sewing machines. Includes flat bed "Work Platform" which transforms the cylinder bed surface of the sewing machine into a flat bed surface converting the cylinder bed style into a flat bed style sewing machine. More information from Artisan: http://www.artisansew.com/cylinderarmandpostbedmachine.html Thank You, please reach out with any questions you may have
  5. I'm having a little trouble with this new/old machine. It is a Mercury m-380b and is basically a nakajima 380 (from what I understand). I have it sewing, but it's definitely not right yet. I understand most of how to thread it, but the tensioner on top is a bit of a mystery to me, and I haven't been able to find a manual or identical enough system. Does anyone have any insights on the correct way to run it? And might it change depending on thread size? Lastly, I have run it several ways, not just how it is in the picture.
  6. I called Toledo Industrial sewing today and asked if they had a thread lubricating oil pot.. They do.. The Ferdco Pro 2000 has one that Mr. John Bianchi used in his western belt and holster making video set. That's how i know about an oil pot. I ordered one and am attaching it to my Cobra 4 machine.. This should help when sewing thick leather where the needle likes to stick.
  7. My son is looking for a leather sewing machine. I found one locally, a Sibbald Co. Troy NY - model W. The owner says it 'runs smoothly but has no needle'. I cannot find a any info on this machine. Does it take a standard needle? Is this worth buying, or will it be a waste of money? Thank you for any input.
  8. Hello everyone, I found this forum a while ago but this will be my first post. I only had my Cobra class 26 for about 2 weeks but I love how this machine functions, I'm learning every day more things about it. My problem (well other then learning how to stitch better with it) is that the presser foot marks the material, on chrome tan is not that noticeable but on some of the vegetable tan sometimes it marks it pretty bad, is there something I can do to not marker it that bad, or maybe a new foot I can buy for this purpose? Thanks everyone. P.S. I tried to search for this on the forum but I couldn't really find anything.
  9. Singer 132k6 hook help

    Hi everyone, I recently purchased a singer 132k6 and have gradually been moving through the machine and fixing some minor issues. I'm stuck on how to set the hook-needle gap. At the moment I'm using organ 214 system needles and the hook grazes the needle which I'm sure is the reason I'm dropping stitches. I don't see a lot of room for adjustment of the lateral position of the hook, but I'm sure an adjustment like this must be possible. I see 3 screws on the hook itself which I imagine are used to set the position of the hook relative to the needle travel, but are these also used to set the gap? Has anyone worked with these machines before? Do I need to try a different needle system? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Best, John
  10. Can anybody identify this Consew?

    Can anybody tell what this Consew and on the back of that, any idea if it could do leather?
  11. Like New - Cowboy 3200 with many upgrades

    For sale is a brand new (only used 2 times) Cowboy 3200 cylinder bed sewing machine. Seriously, I only made on holster and one belt on this machine. It's literally brand new still. I bought this new from Ryan Neele and within 1 week of owning it, I ran across another machine that is larger and that I originally wanted. Since purchasing the new machine, I do not need the Cowboy 3200. It come will all accessories from the factory. Plus, the belt makers kit ($180) and the flat top conversion table ($120). Asking $1700, (you can save $300 plus the normal $225 shipping on this one) I will drive within 3-4 hours to meet someone on this deal. Also, I will traveling to many place in upcoming weeks. I'm happy to meet anyone along the way. Western KY to Northern Western KY to Mobile, AL Western KY to central Kansas
  12. So, I bought a Consew 206RB-5, and I'm excited to get started. Table showed up preassembled, servo motor looks cool, whole thing seems neat...but, hey, anyone know how to set this thing up? I've read a ton of posts here, and elsewhere, watched near endless videos on Youtube, so, of course, now I know how to assemble the table that came preassembled, and how to thread the machine 80 different ways. Thing is, none of that is how to take the machine from cool parts in a box to actual, working machine. How do I install the bobbin winder? I need to drill new holes? There's a sheet metal housing that, I think, covers the belt, is that so? What are these curved springs with copper wire in them for? Or this wee metal piece lined with cork? Generally, what is all this unexplained crap, and what do I do with it all? And, of course, why is the instruction manual slightly less useful than a screen door on a submarine? I'll take my answers off the air, thank you!
  13. I have sold my CB 3200 and ordered a used reconditioned Adler 69. The 3200 was a great machine but just not what I needed. The 69 has a lot smaller dia. cyl. I will post some pictures when i receive it and get it mounted on a table that I am making for it. My question to anyone using this machine do you run a 138 thread top and bottom or a 138 on top with a 92 on the bottom.
  14. Hello all, I bought a singer 119-2 cylinder bed sewing machine and it is working fine after some tlc and a new servo motor. I would like to replace the walking feet with ones that would allow me to see the needle. The one i have now the needle goes through the front foot and makes it hard to see where im sewing especially around corners. Is there a replacement foot that will fit this machine? Having a hard time finding info on this. So far all i have seen is a foot that comes on the 78-3 but it has some teeth on the bottom and i was trying to stay away from that if i can since im sewing leather. Also i have my tension really high. I works fine but just seems really tight. I had to tighten it that much to get the seam right just doesn't seem right. Im using 138 size thread. Should i replace the tension assembly? Any info would help thank you.
  15. I read today that China is to be charged a massive amount starting at 10% and going next year to 25% on US import duties, so you guys in the states can expect massive increases in the imported sewing machines very soon, so if in doubt probably a good time to rush out and buy now if you want a new machine Not sure how it will effect the rest of us but as I imagine the US is the largest market, there could be a flood of machines on the market
  16. refurbished sewing machine

    Found this online a guy bought a house and it was in his barn. Got it for 75 dollars and refurbished it. No more hand sewing yay!
  17. Thanks a lot for ALL the great advise we get here. I just got a Singer patcher 29K58 and my issue is that I am not able to change the stitch length, I have moved down the piece in the back of the presser foot all the way down as indicated on the owners manual and the youtube videos but that doesn't change the length of the stitch. Is there any other setting that can help me change the length of the stitch? I thought that this one would be an easy one to fix but after adjusting the piece all the way down still does not work. As always, any advise will be appreciated.
  18. Hi There Folks! This is my first post, after lurking on this board for quite some time. After doing some research (mostly from Wiz and Uwe's extensive post history and wealth of knowledge) it seems like I have an idea what my needs are for my first commercial sewing machine, but still lost for which direction to go in, as it seems like I'm looking for something that may not exist. I would like to be able to sew using threads that range from #138--#277 (maybe but the need hasn't expressed itself yet). I would like to be able to sew medium and soft temper leather, as well as tooling veg, bridle, latigo in thickness that range from 1/16-3/8". I make bags, wallets and belts. Not holsters or sheaths. I also will occasionally be sewing fabric linings and canvas, wool or denim. The CB 4500 looks like the best choice for heavier weight materials and thread but I think it's overkill for what I need, and based on info from Ryan Neel, it doesn't sound like it will handle the thinner work. I do like the 16.5" arm on those machines. Based on some other posts, it sounds like I might be in no man's territory and there aren't really machines that can work in the thread weight range. Do I understand that correctly or am I missing something? Any suggestions would be great to hear! Thanks! Patrick, The Masses
  19. Enduro pro sm645-1p

    I recently purchased a juki lu563. It came with an extra motor, a enduro pro sm645-1p. It was missing the fuse cap and fuse. I contacted enduro and they can’t tell me what amp fuse is used with this motor. Does anyone know what amp buss fuse is used with this motor? I’d like to get it running. thanks
  20. Enduro pro sm645-1p

    I recently purchased a juki lu563. It CSM with an extra motor, a enduro pro sm645-1p. It was missing the fuse cap and fuse. I contacted enduro and they can’t tell me what amp fuse is used with this motor. Does anyone know what amp buss fuse is used with this motor? I’d like to get it running. thanks
  21. Treadle Based Machine For Sale in NavasotaTX

    I have a machine we bought to do shows and it just did not work out doing shows(not the machine,the shows) So we added a treadle base and made it usable as either a hand cranker or a treadler. It sews light leathers, uses regular machine needles (including the home type leather points). Easy to clean and take care of and would be great if you wish to use it out front at a ren faire or the like. I have video of it going and all on FB so using the link to my page there for pictures ETC. Email me dancethellano @ hotmail. Asking $300.00 for it https://www.facebook.com/pg/Cassandras-Dragonworks
  22. I found a walking foot machine with reverse that fits my budget ($450). It's the CONSEW 118. I haven't found too much info on YouTube for this machine. The seller claims it was a back-up for him and has been stored indoors for the life of the machine. The pictures seem to support his claim as it is a clean machine. I intend to use this machine for leather wallets, backpacks, messenger bags using thinner leather. I'd like to do some basic holsters and upholstery in the future. I would very much appreciate your honest opinions, especially information regarding; space parts vendors/availability, needle recommendations, where to purchase additional presser feet, etc. Thank you all. Mark in Colorado.
  23. Hi all! I am new to everything sewing... so you can bet that I have watched every tutorial out there that I can find. However, I cannot figure out why my machine sews 2 full stitches before my skipping many, many stitches. I have a Rex607z (shh! I am poor). I have been trying to learn for its equivalent machines like barraccuda 200z amd sailrite LSW. I have rethreaded, changed the needle (135x15 tri and upholstery thread...should be #69 but it does not say clearly), re-done bobbin, changed needle bar height, checked for burrs and bent things, and re-oiled everything. The kicker, the sewing machine will sew through jersey knit fabric (1 layer) with no skipped stitches. When I sew deer hide with a straightline, the ol' Rex makes two stitches then skips everything after. If it is in zigazag, it will only pick up the bobbin thread in a straight line..not in zigzag. Anyways, if anyone has any auggestions at all about what is going on and how to fix it, please let me know! Thank you all!
  24. I've seen many helpful topics on leather sewing machines, but what hand cranked machines (especially older ones) are good for, say, up to 2 pieces of 8 ounce veg tan? Any advice would be much appreciated! Did Jones ever make one btw? Apologies if this was covered and I missed it.
  25. I have a Techsew 5100 se and I need to adjust the height of the presser foot but I have no clue on how to do this, watched the dvd read the manual and neither mention how this is done. Any help is appreciated. I'm trying to lower it all the way down.