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  1. One other thing to check, if you haven't already, is the bobbin case opener adjustment...if too tight they bind a bit. -DC
  2. I believe the 211U566A uses the large "U" bobbin and may be a Japanese model. The 211G266 is German made and uses the smaller "G" style bobbin. I'd go with the U model if its suitable for your projects. -DC
  3. The 134 system is a common needle I use on a couple of fabric-type machines....The "R" designation indicates ROUND POINT style. It comes in other points for leather etc. My Singer 20U33 and Pfaff 481 both use this system. Some of the other confusing systems can be seen in the photo attached: -DC
  4. Yes and Yes. I think this is the budget set that has all the parts in one go: https://www.ebay.com/itm/162817911154 Quality wasn't too bad, but it did require a tiny bit of fitting. -DC
  5. I've been using a bobbin cover to mount and switch the various binders I use for quite some time....These top-load machines make it very convenient to lock the binders in the position needed to perfectly run the different material/binder combinations, and retain those settings without wasting any time or material to resume work every time you change binders. Simply switch out to another pre-adjusted cover plate/binder combo, or back to a plain cover plate as needed. I shop-make my own plates from mild steel in batches. Machine shown is an old 111W152 someone discarded, resurrected as a dedicated binder. If you don't install a binder needle plate and foot set on these walking foot machines, you may chase your tail for an epoch or so trying to get decent results. DISCLAIMER: I only use this setup on heavy fabrics needing various inside curves, and I mostly use the double fold styles with my own bias tapes. I can't find the odd colors needed in any purchased tapes or webbing. -DC
  6. There is another side of that particular coin....many of the aftermarket presser feet are made to "about here" tolerances and occasionally require adjustment of the foot height to function correctly. The center (smaller) presser foot should trap the material you are sewing against the feed dog and move rearward in UNISON with the needle and feed dog. While this is not quite as positive as a 4-motion or elliptical feed dog motion, its not all that bad when adjusted correctly. Adjusting a two-motion feed dog is sort of not designed into the mechanism in many machines....the design assumes a certain protrusion through a certain thickness of the needle plate, but it has to NOT interfere with the material which the outer foot traps and holds when the center foot lifts and resets the presser foot to the forward position for a new stitch. If you remove the needle and cycle the machine by hand with a sample of the material you are having problems with under the foot, see if the foot has the material firmly trapped against the feed dog, to the point it is difficult to move or slip from under the foot. If you run it thru the whole cycle and the center foot allows slippage or does NOT feed it in time with the feed dogs, you probably need the check the adjustment of your presser feet. I'm not sure how your machine adjusts, but many of the walking foot types have you cycle the machine until the needle just touches the material you are sewing, then loosen a link on the upper feed bar assembly and let the feet "snap" into the correct position (for the height of your feet) and the material thickness you are sewing. Your mileage may vary, but that is how several of my machines compensate for the pair of presser foot lengths being a tad wrong. -DC
  7. It could be just the picture, but every moving part I see in that shot looks dirty and dry. It could be holding out for a cleaning and re-oiling. -DC
  8. The picture does show it has a walking foot, after all. -DC
  9. Superior Sewing Machine & Supply has an illustrated parts list for the YU-360-22, which shows it is an upper-and-lower feed single needle machine with no evidence of a walking foot mechanism. The parts list catalogs a reverse lever and associated hardware, but the pictures of the machine body don't seem to show it. I didn't find a spec sheet to see its capacities. -DC
  10. I second Greg's curiosity- what aspects of its performance do you find superior? -DC
  11. I didn't want all the particle board dust settling onto the residual sticky coolant film all over the VMC cabinet and getting washed down into the coolant system, so I used a water jet to cut out an aluminum plate router template for the various cutouts I use and cut the actual table holes with a portable router. If you use a "porter-cable style" base guide on the router, remember to adjust the dimensions to accommodate the guide and cutter diameter. The hinge pad dimensions are variable depending on if you use the ones on hand or if you buy new, ditto the rubber corner support inserts, so some edits to your DWG/DXF file may be needed. Having your own template on hand allows you to pop a machine into any "table of opportunity" you may encounter in your travels or inlet anything you make yourself. The LU-563 is a great machine and there are a zillion DIY speed reducer designs in the wild you can add to the mix later. -DC
  12. My Pfaff 481 (flatbed) uses the very common 134R needles.....also called DPx5 or 135x5. My Singer 20U33 uses the same needle. -DC
  13. Sounds like yet another possible case of Cork Brake Shoe Rubbing, *if* you are using one of the speed dial graphite brushed "servo" motors. The brake could be engaging while the motor is still having voltage applied at a very slow speed. -DC
  14. Singer model 78's....since we are in olden machines. -DC
  15. If you will compare the casting of your machine to a Consew 206RB-4, I think you will see some some pretty unique similarities. https://www.ebay.com/p/Consew-206rb-4-Walking-Foot-Big-Bobbin-110v-Leather-Industrial-Sewing-Machine/1458135144 I bet the slide plate for almost any of the later 206* models will fit it: (#18032) https://www.ebay.com/itm/Slide-Plate-Complete-for-Seiko-Consew-Walking-Foot-Sewing-Machine-206RB/123780802949?hash=item1cd1e92985:g:2XQAAOSw64Nck86C -DC
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