brmax

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  1. In one of my opinions I will say yes, with regards to the machine has been sewing great. With that its great to remove the cover plate and feed dog. Using this for your option to view the hook to needle alignment with its position. I cannot say what distance of needle lift past bottom center your machine is needed for spec.. good day Floyd
  2. We really might be talking two distinctly different needs with regards to leather and canvas heavy tarps. Can you help with your 90% of the time tarp weight and a thread you want or need, appreciate it. With that I do understand the brief need of cylinder arm requirement! in canvas work. In all this branding hoopla, I understand kgg. Theres just know way we can give holidays and benefits as we do, with the added hr, we have as a nation worked up to. Though these first brands mentioned weather copied early or late have proven themselves. It doesn't come overnight, as any professional learns, and then gets relied on for. Whats this you say! Its getting the task done under stress in situations with restrictions and being able to use experience ( yes experience matters ) to finalize the assigned or commissioned product goal on time. Hey its Friday See ya later man Floyd no offense intended: i run a cobra and juki but many sewing factories in china run Juki and DA
  3. brmax

    Best Juki LS 341 Clone?

    I would look further into your leads as of now, I think your onto a good lead. If its in the continental 48 and uses paypal. They work pretty good for the buyer as I understand. But I haven't had an issue. In any case, each brand name has its professional record to establish. So here we mention Juki. Im not sure how many factories are now! and have been filled for the last thirty years with other than Juki. I will easily say the Europeans I guess to use many Durkopp Adlers, while some other parts of the world use Seiko. These names have obviously, metaphorically very big shoulders, in that they have proven themselves daily!!! In factories throughout the world. So when they have newer designs we should look to them. Additionally I always keep an eye out for their equipment in the succession for any interest. Im happy with ebay, if theres an option elsewhere still using a payment option as pay pal all the better and great. I believe they stick to the sale as I understand, as long as one sticks with them. There are some articles on tips using these on the site here, regarding transfer of responsibility. Other than buying new from a dealer, I found myself when using online, my sense of security needed to have adequate insurance coverage on such a shipped item. This is seldom seen on person to person ebay types, as the standard is minimal coverage amount. Fyi, meaning up the coverage is likely required when above a 100$ So, if you can do it, pick the newest design in the industry, second opinion is the newest in a branded name. With this machine foundation no matter ones time on it, we can base a consistency and reputation. Knowing we all have to start somewhere, Experience Matters, Testing and performance results are to be respected. Lets not sit that tested reputation of machinery aside so dam easily. Have a god day Floyd
  4. Would it be an advantage if one had no electric! If this is the deal. To obtain and use the standard head from a Cobra or Cowboy with! the present pulley or modify a larger pulley ( solely for hand wheeling ) I honestly know this would be my path to leather stitching enlightenment, if’n I was in the deep woods or elsewhere with no electric. Then again, I'm not sure why I would be choosing that situation, and any sew machine. I mean my list of items is incomplete. Just sayin if I was just a road runner, I am positive a generator for even minimal other usage would be on top of a list. I guess in serious supposing, of all these possible situations, this I still know. As an old mechanic, Im not getting rid of the wheel! And all it has help in our times. Now being a positive person, and team player I consider if a person was in space a wheel is less important, ? so with that a new proposed article for popular mechanics. All in good humor have a good day everyone Floyd
  5. Just curious, what color is the plastic spool. Particularly for the red Good day Floyd
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    Juki 563L

    Totally understand! In the same task, I have my biggest problem twisting the thread in order to get it to the left side of the bobbin case lever in a loop fashion going towards the needle side. What a pain, sometimes a pencil can help as the angle seems to help my frustrations sometimes. As mentioned though holding the bobbin is a required and great benefit. It seems once I get the thread past the bobbin case opening lever, I can just give it a slight pull towards the rear 11 clock hook position. You can then feel it get into position, for next hook task to bring it up top. I guess it gets to be a habit and fortunately we forget about it. Good day Floyd
  7. Are you considering a formica type material top laminate. Just curious, in any case the wood recommendation is to be pretty thick for your best outcome. As that big of a rectangle does put a sway in the tops. An other tip is some machines need the v-belt slot very close, and many remove the part between the two holes. I would keep that area between the machine and v-belt if by all means possible. For what its worth I think 3 sheets of 3/4” plywood or particle board is minimum. As your familiar with the router a slight! Gap between the machine and top edge is helpful, as when tilting the requirement width is a bit more. I would suggest a 1/16”- 3/32”. Hey thanks for sharing your project, and keep us posted. Floyd
  8. In my opinion, a key point that you and all face is thread size. The products we used regularly have found a standard to use, say blu jeans, coats and suits. With this to remind us of tested and proven types and sizes, we have a good base to consider. In some leather projects we can and should pick our priority. Doing this painful task we find standards of thread used in proven ways. All this hot air leads the conversation to machines were designed to use a certain range of thread, and tuned for a specific! This sounds simple and is. What is not obvious is the machines inner workings are designed to punch holes and pull/tension on these threads we choose. Some of the machine names are old and have proven themselves, some 24/7 with a factory operator who many times could be piece work paid, these operators do have a speed and its usually the machines top. These are the machines to consider for heavier duty rated sewing. Good day Floyd
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    overwhelmed with options

    The class 4 cobra and the cowboy 4500 both have options on packages! In that they offer many or most all the feet options along with other handy items “if” you need them. These are not cheap but consider your work. I believe the standard on the class 4 is the center foot and a left presser foot, as your setting looking at the machine during sewing. As you probably been seeing premium packages with many other options. This I also believe is the same for the others like the 4500 in that hd grade machine, and which there is getting to be several, newer and older. In any case enjoy the hunt, and do look around there are plenty used in new shape in my opinion. Just takes a good eye and tough patience Good day Floyd
  10. Many times hidden, but in the manuals I have seen these cutout measurements with a small scaled picture. This may be best asking one of the machine sales guys on the site banners. I know they typically have tops, and do the machine “ routing” of the proper spec. They likely have so many templates they have to hunt for the particular model. I found my self changing to new style tilt/mounts, so this is just another something to look and value the condition. Good day Floyd
  11. I agree with the others, and for sure I would remove the mount to straighten it. Even though it is double secured with screws, I would say its to fragile an area if trying to bend the mount. Have a good day Floyd
  12. Thanks Gregg for the photo! I found another manual this procedure is in, though its been hidden as I stuffed it in a sleeve folder in the binder. Its called; Juki instruction manual #no.05 and with a series number 29349503. this has all the languages and its clearly a great manual in actual operator sense, better than a lot. In that aspect I totaly recommend it. In any case I hadn't looked at it well enough but this adjustment, its in there! On page 28. Instruction no. 19. This description is much much more normal, I believe or it is for me anyway. ( i dont need as big of a sign ) But this manual here its not the quality of that engineers manual that is linked with a big thanks to dikman. I have that one printed and in binders for each of the 41, seems handy and I write down what and any dimension i used in each step in adj. specs. Maybe a slight issue in ocd ness, yet its a record. Have a good day everyone Floyd ps:
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    Servo motor quit? Why?

    You may have to make a longer video, especially showing your transmission to the machine head, that sounds interesting. I understand your idea of speed control, then using some existing pulley transmission system. Although some more views or photos of all this is really required. It can sure help me understand better, your reason the servo is not slow enough or the control is not, and requiring a constant other setting. As this control part is something many of us have had to address in several ways. Good day Floyd
  14. I understand, mine don't either. I sure wished, but in any case that specific adjustment for us both on standard styles will be pictured on top of page 10 and its written adj. procedure adjacent page. The adjustments now for the walk and presser foot ( equal ) are listed as mentioned pictured on page 12 of the Juki manual and written on the adjacent page. It does as you can notice have a separate designation photo for machines with automatic thread trimmer. Mine doesn't so the photo left is relevant to me. Many times reminding ourselves the stitch knob positioned correctly for these adjustments is critical. They many times require different settings for different steps in these adjustments. Have a good day Floyd
  15. Heres a step from the link that can help. I think the picture is at top of page 12 in the manual linked, and corresponding to this copied text below. Pretty sure this works. It does and did on each of my 4 Jukis Good luck on your mission (2) Alternate momentum 1. Set the stitch dial to “0”. 2. Turn the handwheel to make sure that the amount of alternate vertical movement of walking foot 1 and presser foot 2 is almost equal. 3. When the amount is not equal, loosen setscrew 3 in the top feed rear arm and adjust so that the amount should be equal. Adjust the amount almost to A = B. TM When the amount of alternate vertical movement of the walking foot is larger than that of the presser foot : 1) Loosen setscrew 3 in the top feed rear arm in the state that walking foot 1 is raised a little, press walking foot 1 to the feed dog. 2) Re-tighten the setscrew and turn the handwheel to make sure of the amount of the amount of alternate vertical movement of the walking foot and the presser foot. Adjust the vertical stroke of the walking foot so that it is larger than that of the presser foot in accordance with the sewing products. TM Sewing sponge material or the like TM Sewing material with overlapped sections When the alternative vertical strokes of the walking foot and presser foot are considerably different TM The stitch pitch is different from the value set by the dial. TM Decrease the number of revolution of the motor a little since the feed efficiency is decreased.