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    Large Leather Sewing Machines

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  1. I’m sure I have posted the pros n cons of the The Boss before but in a nutshell - pros - really small footprint, it’s a hardy class 7 system so big thread and needle for heavy work. Portable since it’s so small. cons - you need to crank with one arm, and you need to crank consistently the same way. If you get lazy cranking you may skip a stitch. Think about cranking 500 times for a belt or bag strap stitch line - my arm is already tired. Other cons are small throat depth, and the last is the cost, it’s pricy. Spend the extra money and get a Cowboy 4500, you will not regret it.
  2. The Class 7 is like owning and driving a classic car, its more about the experience than the actual usefulness of the machine. I could watch this all day in a loop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=periHrxK-6Q
  3. Yes they are very similar machines, I thought the Adler was a Singer Class 7 until I got the dirt off. After I got it clean, I realized that most of the parts in the head are Singer, so at one point it was rebuilt with class 7 parts. I think the machine in the listing looks in good shape, however too expensive.
  4. There is a very inexpensive magnet laser marker sold at Harbor Freight tool. The magnet is not very strong but its $6. While the level is nice, you better off mastering the edge-guide. Once its set, all your work should follow that path.
  5. Your not that far away from The Leather Machine Co I believe? Take a look at the Cobra's, you wont want anything else after that. https://leathermachineco.com/
  6. I don't think there is a set rule if your going to make your own table-top. You just have to make sure it all lines up from the bottom to the top, so the motor and belt are not in the way of the table legs, plus it is heavy and you don't want it to lopsided so it tips over. They are typically offset to the right like in your picture to give you a little more room on the side for the project to float around as your sewing, and still access to reach the hand wheel. Looks like a nice table top.
  7. Sorry no not a leather machine, but you could make a nice pair of jeans.
  8. Is it the correct needle for the machine? Is it a new needle, sometimes the needles get bent slightly and that's all it take to rub and skip stiches this is a good video showing how the needle passes down and meets the hook at the right distance and time, to make a stich. This machine he is using is similar to yours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og1hM8iS22Q
  9. I suspect it's a Randall, but its missing some parts.
  10. Here is a video of the 111g156 running, do you see the part in the video? or is it not part of the needle and foot area? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8zxFHHChlo
  11. I don't think your picture got added, can you try and add again.
  12. the Forum makes it a little tricky to upload the manual, if you Google - Singer 111g156 pdf - the parts manual comes right up as the first hit. Henderson is also a great place to find manuals. https://www.hendersonsewing.com/manual.asp?page=42
  13. This is also the issue with the Tippmann Boss (that is way more expense), its hard to sew long runs, belts and straps, with just one hand and keep them looking good. Sure it can be done, its just tricky. That is a Chinese shoe patch machine. Similar to a Singer 29-4 in the operation, but that's about it. I don't think you will be happy with this machine if your going to try and actually make something and want it to look good. Save up a little more money and get a machine with a motor. It will give you much better control of your project and they will look better.
  14. Welcome to the group. I love that cast-iron base! I will give you my 2 cents, that is probably not worth even that. The big motor (yours is a newer one not original) once plugged in spins up to a some crazy RPMS and sounds like a small jet taking off and runs at full tilt as long as it has power. That front antique clutch has a spring that keeps your machine disk away from the spinning disk until you press the foot pedal, it then pushes the machine disk side into the spinning side to engage spinning and start sewing at warp 10. Once you take your foot off the pedal it the machine side pulls away from the spinning madness and the machine stops. If you look at a new clutch motor it will have a little arm that drops down from the pulley end that you directly connect the foot pedal, the newer motors have this cutch ability built in. The down side to this setup is clutch motor noise, the zippy fast speed, and the potential bump in the electric bill. I recommend replacing both with a new Servo motor, silent, speed adjustable, take less power, overall a much better user experience.
  15. *** Basic Disclaimer *** This is a simple collage of vintage Singer Leather Sewing Machines. I am sure I missed something, I can always add more. I just borrowed these pictures from the Internet for reference purpose only, not rights reserved bladdda bladda.....enjoy.
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