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  1. I do have the same motor and controller on my machine however I set it up several years ago so can't remember how I did it. I have extended the pedal arm and the speed controller arm to give more movement. Minimum speed would be set to as low as it will go while still be able to move, maximum speed I set really low but it would take ages to wind bobbins so I increased it so as it was still slow but fast enough to wind in reasonable time. On mine the controller is at the front of the machine by my right knee with the additional controller on the top of the machine.
  2. That seiko looks very similar to my typical tw1 899 machine which is also similar to a brother machine. The typical machine I have is fantastic and I couldn't recommend it more, I also have a juki 1508(?) at work and the typical is nicer.It seems to be smoother, less fussy and just easier to use. I guess it would be like driving a lexus compared to a ford. I use it for auto upholsery so sometimes up to eight thicknesses of leather which it copes with fine.
  3. Check out nippy_kikai on instagram, they make skiving machines and have some helpful videos on using and setting up.
  4. Check out nippy_kikai on instagram, they make skiving machines and have some helpful videos on using and setting up.
  5. I found that changing the stone feed roller for a silicon/rubber feed rubber eliminated the waste from sticking to the roller and coming back out of the top.
  6. I just use my reverse lever to position the needle before it makes the corner hole, obviously the stitch will be shorter than previous stitches.
  7. I don't have a juki but do have a Typical machine with this feature except I also have a switch which puts it on max foot lift.I love this feature, I do car upholstery and its fantastic when you come to intersecting seams with lots of bulk, hit the switch and it just climbs over the seam without banging into it and shortening the stitch length.I've now moved the switches to the top of the machine for extra clearance and so I don't accidently hit them while sewing.
  8. I have a Typical sewing machine with all the electronic bells and whistles, also needs an air feed for certain operations, however if the air feed isn't connected it will work with basic functions, ie no auto footlift, no auto high foot lift, no second stitch length on switch.I imagine as long as the motor works it will also function in basic mode, if not a swap to a basic servo motor with needle postioner will get it working fine. However we also have a durkop adler machine at work with similar functions but due to an electronic fault will not work, no manual foot lift so cannot be used even if the motor was swapped out.
  9. Skiving machines skive skin as well as they skive leather, first use of mine and I removed the tip skin of my thumb.
  10. I do auto upholstery and use the rubber feed wheel as it stopped the problem of waste leather being pulled back over the top of the feed wheel and spoiling the leather.
  11. On my machine I've extended the levers on both the pedal and the speed controller to give better control. I've also st the maximum speed to a lower speed (poss 2200) so for the full movement of the pedal its over a smaller speed range which I think gives better control than over bigger range.
  12. I have a global machine I use occasionally for auto upholstery(no vacuum). I don't think I need the vacuum, although I do use a rubber feed roller and have fitted an led light next to the bell so I can see if waste is caught up.
  13. I have a Typical which is a copy of a seiko and/or brother (who copied who?).Fantastic machine.
  14. I have a Typical machine which is made in China and it is far better than the knackered old Juki I was previously using.Mine was bought secondhand so I have no knowledge of how it was used before but is now used in a work setting and has proved faultless.
  15. If the consew uses the singer style foot then the feet are cheaper, more available and more choice of style.
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