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  1. Springfield Leather YouTube channel, here is a link to part 1 of 3. Johnny
  2. Thomas Can anyone confirm what the 145 H3 needle bar height should be set to? Mine has 20mm at bottom, again my machine is a H4 it has 14mm pressor foot clearance. Once I had the timing right I was able to adjustment the eccentric to correct the reverse stitch length. One thing I might add to adjusting the eccentric is to place reference marks on it to keep track of the direction and how much I moved it, do little bit at a time. Don't give up these are great machines! Johnny
  3. Thomas 1. Can anyone confirm what the 145 H3 needle bar height should be set to? My machine is a H4 and uses 190 needle system. I can give you that dimension if you want it when I get home. 2. Should I adjust it to be exactly 2mm and not touch the scarf? The needle bar should rise 2mm (for a C model machine) and should not touch the hook about .1mm clearance. 3. Timing for 134-35, 135-17 needles. If the only difference is the 1mm length then set the needle bar height using that needle. I probably would start with the recommended needle system for your machine. 4. Will any of the above adjustments actually affect the forward to reverse motion of the stitch length? In my case I could not get the reverse stitch length correct, I checked and made adjustments from the setup document and then I was able to get the reverse stitch length fixed. My needle bar height was way off and I am amazed it even sewed. Try this with a fine black marker place a line 1.5mm above the top of the eye of the needle and install it then bring your needle bar up 2mm the tip of the hook should be at the black line if not loosen the needle bar screw and adjust it so that it is. I am wondering if the reverse stitch length is not correct because of the welting foot and not having a regular foot installed? I have an extra set of pressor feet if you want I could send them to you and you can send them back when you get yours. I am happy to help if you like send me a pm and I will give you my number maybe be easier to help over the phone. Johnny
  4. Thomas What is the complete number of your machine located on the brass tag (mine is 145-P-6/1-216C H4LMN)? I would get a regular set of pressor feet, eBay has several sets at a reasonable price. Start with a new Needle (just to make sure the current one is not bent), I believe your machine should use the 134-35 Needles. Section 3, setting up your Needle Rise height, 3.2.6 the hook point should be just past the center line of the Needle this is important for the other adjustments. Section 4, check your Needle Bar height and adjust if required. Section 5, Needle to Hook distance, this one takes some patience to get just right. Section 6, Needle Guard easy one but important. Now would be a good time to check the alternating foot, foot motion, feed dog. Check to see if the machine sews good in forward. Now go back and adjust as above for your forward/reverse stitch length. Send me a PM I have a parts manual but its to big to attach here. Johnny
  5. Thomas This is as close to a service manual that I have found, not sure where I got it from. I have used it many times to keep mine running smooth. Johnny PFAFF 145-545 Setup.pdf
  6. TheFatBob I have a manual for one, it is from Keystone Sewing Machine Company. Johnny SQ5000Instructions.pdf
  7. I enjoy leather working but with a full time job already its more of a hobby right now, I mostly make western gun rigs and belts for Cowboy shooters. Last year I made several sets of holsters and belts for a Cowboy who supplied me with his own stamp, I didn't charge any extra and I actually gave him a discount because of the quantity he purchased. He was happy with the quality and continues to buy from me. I say make them, a happy repeat customer is all ways nice to have. Just my 2 cent's Johnny
  8. This may be of help. I really like the one I have, it would be fine for wallets and clutches. Not sure about spare parts being available so check it before buying it. Johnny
  9. hugocrafts I have a 145 with H4 lift, the machines are very similar.
  10. hugocrafts Have a look on page 3, I found it very useful when working on mine. 145-545 Setup.pdf
  11. From a Parts manual I found, N = 6.0mm Stitch length Manuals to big to attach, its 3.38mb. Johnny
  12. Not sure about the 6 being stitch length but I have a couple manuals and I will look to see if there's any addition information. I sew leather with mine, not sure about fabric. Johnny
  13. I have a machine very similar to that and it sews great, here is some info I probably copied from here. P = Four motion drop feed C = Medium materials H4 = High lift 14mm L = Leather M = Safety Clutch N = Stitch Length ? Not sure about the availability of parts I have not needed any, small bobbin but Its not a issue for me. Johnny
  14. BdB I have purchased small spools from here www.thethreadexchange.com and a great source for needles also. Johnny
  15. I have a Pfaff 145 and bought a set of feet from eBay and ground them off smooth, I have not found a really good selection of feet for these machines. I guess this worked for me and I stopped looking if there are other options I would like to know also. I left the feed dog and needle plate alone. Johnny
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