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About jmsq

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  1. Apologies if there is already a topic that consolidates the information about sewing machine manuals (user manuals, user guides, repair guides, engineer guides, etc.) I just purchased a Juki LU-1508N and had a hard time finding an online user manual. Here are what I turned up. I hope the information is helpful to others. Joe ______________________________ * Manual at the Juki website: http://www.juki.co.jp/industrial_e/products_e/alldocument.html * The LU-1508N manual:from the Juki site: http://www.juki.co.jp/industrial_e/download_e/catalog_e/lu1500n.pdf * A site with an "engineer's" version of the Juki LU-1508N manual (for certain other Juki models as well): http://semsi.com.mx/Manuales/JUKI/LU-1500N SEM02_.pdf * A (sewitworks) web page that provides links to the manuals for machines made by various manufacturers (including Juki): http://www.sewitworks.com/manuals/
  2. Thank you Wizcrafts. The info you provided is very, very appreciated. Joe
  3. I have been hand lacing & sewing leather projects and I'm now shopping for a sewing machine that can handle approximately 6 - 8 oz. leather. I mainly make bags of various sorts and sizes. Craigslist seems to be a rich source for purchase possibilities but I know just about nothing about sewing machines so I have been doing some reading about them on Leatherworker.net and at other sites as well. Any help with these would be much appreciated: 1) I'm in Long Branch, NJ. Is anyone aware of reliable, local sources for machines (preferably used/cheaper)? 2) Someone is selling a used Singer 211 G156 for $700. It includes a table. He says it belonged to his deceased father-in-law so he knows nothing about its history. He reports (and it appears to be the case) that the machine was well cared for. Though he knows even less than me about machines he's firm on the $700 price. Any thoughts about this machine for my purposes? (Note: I'm going to try to insert a photo of the machine below.) 3) Are there a few specific machines I should have on my short list? 4) If I want to line a bag with fabric should I shop for a specific/separate machine to do that work? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. Also, thank you all for this website. I am finding that it is an incredible resource; certainly the best I have found thus far. Joe
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