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Bob T

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  1. Universal Sewing Supply in St. Louis, Mo. should have needles for you machine. Good Luck. Bob Thompson
  2. $2850 Selling my Chinese clone of an Adler 366 Extra Heavy Duty zigzag industrial sewing machine. Comes with cams to do regular zigzag and 3-step zigzag. Adler parts fit this machine. It can easily sew thru 3/8" thick material. Foot lift is about 1" high. I bought it new from the manufacturer in China to do windsurf equipment repairs. Works great, very powerful, has 2-speed servo motor as well as speed reducer so the speed can be slowed way down if need be. Custom table with rolled front edge so materials don't catch on the front edge when sewing. Foot lift is air powered and the reverse lever is also air powered. The hook assembly which is the most critical part in an industrial sewing machine was made in Japan and is premium grade. Comes with spare needles, spare bobbins, misc. guides, and even a puller (currently removed). Smallest thread you can use is about size 92 or 138 and largest thread is at least a size 346. $6200 invested. Located in Corpus Christi. If you have something you would like me to "test sew", contact me and we will work something out, maybe you can send me a sample to be sewed. Also, delivery may be possible subject to negotiation. Ph: 361 - 857 - 5456
  3. happy birthday..Bob..

  4. Update: This machine is still available and ready to go to work. If you need reliabilty and performance, this is it! It can be in your shop and ready to start producing 5-6 days after payment is made. Call me: Bob Thompson (361) 857-5456
  5. For Sale: Aldler 204-64 Heavy Duty flatbed sewing machine. The machine has less than 200 total hours of use on it so it is in near perfect condition. It sews leather up to 5/8" thick, it has triple feed, sews in reverse, uses needle sizes from 160 to 230, can use thread up to size 386 and has a maximum stitch length of 12mm. It comes with the original OEM table, clutch motor, speed reducer, bobbin winder, and thread stand. IT has the original Owners Manual. It comes with a factory edge guide, some bobbins, some new needles and miscellaneous other stuff like a belt guard, an accessory box, oil bottle, etc. The 1/2 hp motor runs on 110v. All you have to do is add thread (and maybe a light) and start sewing It can easily handle the largest size of threads. I bought it to work on sails but discovered I needed a heavy duty zigzag so here it is for sale. The original owner bought it to build saddles, but shortly after purchasing it, he had a heart attach and never got to use it. I bought it from his daughter after he passed away. The machine has a nice slow stitch rate that is easy to control for precise work Machine is located in Yoakum, Texas. My asking price is $2450. Bob T. (361) 857-5456
  6. Last day of November and time to lower the price again. The price is now reduced to $2399. Email me at thombizatyahoodotcom
  7. You might want to consider my used Adler 204 listed about 20 items below. IF you're serious about production, it can handle it. Bob Thompson
  8. Last day of the month, the price of $2600 is now reduced to $2500. That's a great price on such a fine machine!
  9. Nixon66, This machine would meet your needs plus I think I can meet your expenditure ceiling of $2500. email:thombizATyahooDOTcomcorrected
  10. I have gotten the whole story about what happened with the sale of the Adler. It did sell to a buyer in Houston, but.... the buyer promptly broke a couple needles, scratching the hook and knocking the machine out of time. In this condition, they could not get the machine to stitch so they complained to Cambell Randall, saying the machine was a lemon and wouldn't sew. To appease the client, CR replaced the Adler with a different machine and instructed them on the proper operation of the new machine. Upon getting the Adler back to their shop in Yokum, the techs at CR checked out the problem, discovering parts of the broken needles, the damaged hook, and discovered how badly the machine had been knocked out of time. The problems with the Adler were completely operator error! They replaced the hook assembly with a new Hirose unit and put the machine back in time and it now sews perfectly. So, it is now back up for sale. The current price is $2600 if you buy it from me, and I will continue to drop the price $100 per month until it sells. If you approach Cambell Randal, they will have set their own price, substantially higher than mine.
  11. Over the long run, the Japanese shuttle hooks are going to perform better, be less succeptable to damage and produce better looking stitches. Having talked to someone at Cambell Randal about the very same issue, they told me they feel the Hirose shuttle produces the best looking stitch and does so for a very long time. I was thinking of replacing my Koban with a Koban and they recommended the Hirose as being the better hook in the long run.
  12. One of the machines I have uses the 328 and I get mine from: http://www.campbell-bosworth.com/index.html
  13. I just found out that Cambell-Randalls sale of the machine fell thru so, the Adler 204-64 is still available. Price is $2600.
  14. I want to add a small comment about the Chinese clones. I have a Chinese Adler 366 clone and generally, the castings, shafts, gears, etc. are pretty good, but the set screws, bolts, allen screws, etc. etc. are awful. The problem this presents is it is hard to tighten them up where they hold like they are supposed to. Consequently, it is pretty easy to knock the machine out of time. My solution is to completely replace every screw, bolt, allen screw, etc. with American made products. Since doing it, I have not knocked my machine out of time even once. Fortunately, they use standard off the shelf sizes so I can get replacements closeby at Ace Hardware.
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