eengledow

Consew Model 118 Walking Foot

5 posts in this topic

CONSEW MODEL 118 $395.00

WALKING FOOT SEWING MACHINE

WORKS FINE

COMPLETE WITH MOTOR AND SEWING TABLE

NEEDS BELTS AND SOME TLC

405 514 1380

IF I DON'T ANSWER, PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE

118.jpg

post-13663-126848697807_thumb.jpg

Edited by eengledow

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just thought I'd mantion that all the parts are still available for these machine & it would be a great machine f/Chaps,it'll use 46,69 & 138 thread.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On March 13, 2010 at 6:59 AM, CowboyBob said:

Just thought I'd mantion that all the parts are still available for these machine & it would be a great machine f/Chaps,it'll use 46,69 & 138 thread.

What is the max leather thickness this machine will sew, Bob?  I am comparing several machines and can pick up a 118 head only for $200. I saw in the PDF of the Manual what table I will have to find but I did not see anything about thickness and the current owner doesn't know. 

Thanks for being such an amazing resource!

TY

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My old 118 will happily sew through 5/16", but will sew up to 3/8" to go over seams without issues.  Anything more than that isn't what I'd call "graceful".  The presser foot lifts 1/2".  It's great for garments, chaps, purses, etc.--not veg tan belts, or knife sheaths, though.  The most I ask from mine is to go through 3 layers of chromexcel (and that's pushing it).  Great old machine, but might be too light for dog collars, definitely too light for halters.  I'm sure a lot depends on how it's set up.

Hope that helps...

Jen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I picked up the 118 and ordered thread, needles, servo, and some missing parts from Bob. Also ordered a CB3500. Wow- was that a chore to get in the house by myself!!!  I am excited to get everything put together and start using both machines, but first I have to catch up on grad school. Sewing with my new machines will be my reward for mastering Braille. Sigh- it could be a while. 

Thank you for your input, Jen! 

TY

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now