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  1. Sailrite are generally expensive but have a good service reputation. This looks like their LS-1 painted green portable walking foot sewing machine placed in a table with a decent servo motor. The maximum thread size it can handle is V92. If I'm not mistaken they were once sold through Tandy stores. These portable machines were designed for sewing sail material not leather. Most portable walking foot sewing machines have very aggressive teeth on their feed dog and pressor foot and have a tendency to leave marks. For about the same money if all you need is a walking foot (feed dog, pressor foot) you could get a Juki DU-1181N ( max thread of V138) for about the same price. Personally I would look at a triple feed machine where material is feed through by the feed dog, the needle and the pressor foot. I would recommend you look at upholstery class machines like the Juki DNU-1541S ( max thread of V138) for about $1800 or a clone triple feed maybe like a Consew 206RB-5 for about $1500. Also I would recommend you visit a vendor and test drive a couple of machines with a sample of the materials and the thread you are planning on using. Just like cars there is also the used machine market where you can buy a good used machine at a reduced price. Buy Once, Cry Once. kgg
  2. I don't know what sewing machines are available to you in Slovenia and am going to assume you are needing a cylinder bed machine. I would think you are going to be looking at cylinder bed machines above the Juki LS -1341(V69-V138) like the Juki TSH-441model (V346 and above) and clones. It will also depend a lot on what thread size you are planning on using not just the thickness it can sew. As far as being portable machines that are capable of sewing what you want is probably not going to happen. These machines are going to weight much more then the 9.5 kg (21lbs) Tippmann Boss you are use to lifting around. Expect the machine heads to be in excess of 37 kg ( 81lbs ) for 1341 class machines and 56 kg( 123lbs ) for 441 class machines. Also these machines are expensive (3 plus times the cost) of your Tippmann Boss). Another option in the one armed bandits maybe a Weaver Cub ($1650 US). I have never used either the Tippmann Boss or the Weaver Cub myself but I would suspect the Weaver Cub to be quieter as it uses a wheel to cycle the needle versus a lever action. kgg
  3. Any chance of providing some extra photo's showing how you have threaded the machine from the top thread spool to the needle, machine name and model number. kgg
  4. To get a good answer could you give a get a photo from the front and what the stamped information says (numbers and manufacturer info) . The stamped info then can be tracked back to the manufacturer and it's intended propose. The attachment appears to be made by Tennessee Attachment Company (tennattachment.com). The machine appears to have had the original pressor foot removed, possibly the feed dog changed and the bottom thread guide and screw located just before the needle appears to have been replaced with a make shift guide arrangement. kgg
  5. That just cracks me up. I needed a good laugh. kgg
  6. As Wiz said it is a Singer 29k72 clone. The AXIS brand appears to be Tomsewing (www.tomsewing.com) which is Liya international Group (http://www.liyainternational.com) house brand who mostly deal in used sewing equipment out of China. These machines can also be found on Ebay. Good, bad or indifferent who knows but I would expect little after sales support. kgg
  7. I am not a fan of the Chinese 3d printers but it looks like the Ender finally found something it can do reasonably well. kgg
  8. If you go to the Landis site ( http://landisinternational.ca ) you maybe able to find some close matches. The important point is what are you planning on sewing and with what thread sizes. Then look at machines which will be able to handle those projects. From looking at the other ads the owner has up they may have been used in a shoe repair shop environment. Looking at the condition of the machines my thoughts are : i) The post bed looks like it has seen better days as it appears to have been stored for some time, rusted parts maybe present. ii) The Singer appears to be maybe a model 17-41? and parts like shuttles maybe hard to find and limited to V92 thread. iii)The flatbed seems like some form of a Seiko STH-8BL or similar and appears to be in good cosmetic shape and probably able to handle V138. iv) All three machines have clutch motors which you should replace with servo motors for many reasons. If any of these machines meets your needs go take a look and see if they will sew your stuff with the thread size you want to use. kgg
  9. The in the catalogue photos there are two major differences from my Juki DN1541S other then the accessories I installed for my needs. i) the bobbin on mine is accessed by sliding the bobbin access plate to the left and sliding the bobbin horizontally in the bobbin case vs the double plate in the above catalogue photos where the bobbin is in the vertical position like the 1508 or the older 563. ii) the top thread tension assembly in the above catalogue photos is a multi tensioner system found on the 1508 versus the single tensioner system on my Juki DNU-1541S kgg
  10. They don't look like my Juki DNU-1541S. kgg
  11. The thread sizes you are using if my conversion is correct are: Belts: thread size 15/3 or even 10/3 if possible These Tkt numbers converted to the "V" size would be V 207 for 15/3 and V 277 for 10/3. Bags: with thread size 20/3 This Tkt number converted to the "V" size would be V 138. Wallets: with thread size 30/3 or even 40 These Tkt numbers converted to the "V" size would be V 92 for 30/3 and V 69 for 40. Personally I would probably look for a heavier duty machine then the DNU-1541/X55245 machine if most of your work involves using Tkt 10/3 ( V277) thread top and bottom. You maybe need to look at having two machines, one for the Tkt 10/3 ( V277) projects and one for the rest. kgg
  12. To get nice stitches particularly with the Sunbrella material which will depend on the denier, you will need at least 3 layers or more. I found it acted more like ripstop from a sewing perspective and getting the bottom stitch up into the material can be a chore. kgg
  13. This maybe as simple as the nut on the tension disc is screwed in tight so the coiled tension spring is putting to much force on the discs. Try backing the nut off and see if the discs become slack when the pressor foot is locked in the up position. They could also be seized together from lack of use. It maybe that the rod that pushes the apart is damaged or worn out. A photo of the tensioner may also help. kgg
  14. I looked at your photo's and I would suggest a couple of things to try that may or may not work. i) remove thread from your needle back to the vertical guide just before the tensioning discs. ii) lock the pressor foot in upper position and retread. This will release tension on the two discs. The discs now should be slack and movable. Rethread as you did before. Now you will assured the thread is in as far as it can go between the tensioner discs as possible. iii) when you have threaded the needle unlock the pressor foot from the up position. Test drive and see if that makes a difference. If not the discs may have a thread path worn in them. So I would turn the very first guide from the vertical position to a horizontal position and thread like a Juki 1541 which has the first guide in the horizontal position. This would change the position of the thread through the discs. kgg
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