If anyone has any advice on the suitability of this machine for my needs I would be very appreciative.
The machine I am looking at purchasing is a rebuilt Adler 467 Single Needle Walking Foot with Large Top Load Bobbin and Reverse ($1200+$200 shipping). I will be using the machine to sew together leather and canvas bags and also zippered pouches from 6-7 oz leather. I envision the maximum load being sewing 2 layers of 10oz bridle leather straps onto several layers of heavy canvas. I am relatively new to using a walking foot machine but I would still like to have to be able to make smooth, controlled and neat stitches, even around corners.
The machine is equipped with:
new 110V Nick-O Sew 3/4 HP Servo Speed Control Motor along with NKS-SR-2 Dual Speed Reducer
smooth feed dog
presser foot lift of 1/2"
maximum thread size is a T207
Just wondering if this sounds like the perfect machine for me? Would a different model be better?
Also, are there any questions or concerns that I should ask the dealer before making my purchase?
Many thanks in advance!