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  1. So after reading through the thread I am aware of all the basics, thread size, needle size etc. However taking the suggestions again I decided to retrace my steps with good thread, brand new needle proper for thread size and material and then retraced how I was threading the machine. Turns out due to my declining vision I missed the hook between the tensioning springs and with the new needle it worked out and started to sew properly. So just wanted to say thank you for making me retrace my steps; it fixed the problem! yeah!!!! On a side note, there are no marks on the needle bar to assist with setting the timing. So I was wondering if anyone had any manual on how to set the timing and specs for a rather modern day Singer. I have watched some instructional video on how to set some of the machines up but would like something more detailed or specific; not sure if what I'm asking for actually exist?
  2. Could some one give me some advice on how to set up the timing on a Singer Model 2732. It's not a heavy duty machine it is supposed to sew zigzag and decorative stitching but everything seems out of wack. It breaks thread and sounds like things are binding internally and skips stitches; I'm sure it's the timing. Does anyone have instructions on how to set this machine? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Kevin
  3. Hi guys, I'm looking for some advice as to what machine to go with if I were to purchase one of the 2 machines. Either the Consew 227R or a Mach 3. They are both comparable in price. What are your thoughts? I'm presently making small leather goods such as passport holders, some leather and canvas bags and change holders out of veg tan leather. Thanks Kevin
  4. Someone's wife is going to be happy .... great job!
  5. I recently ordered a part for my machine, a guys said he had a race for a singer class 7 that would fit my 7-55 so I went ahead and ordered the part from him. I don't know what he sent me but it definitely does not fit my class 7. does anyone know what this part would be for? The guys I am dealing with was closing for the day so he said he would call his supplier in the am, he seemed good and knew what he was talking about. The old race is the smaller one, obviously.
  6. Another question, the presser foot on this old 7-55 makes it so that it will not climb over welts. The front part of the presser foot (toe) once it hits the seam or welt it lifts the rear portion that makes contact with the feed dogs and thus the material does not feed. Is this normal for these old machines? I'm not sure what to do to combat this issue, any ideas would be great.
  7. Wow, those are some serious modifications, it looks great! You definitely possess the ability to design and construct. I totally understand about space being at a premium .... love to put more machines in my small shop.
  8. Thanks for all the good information guys I appreciate it. For some reason, and I don't know why, but it looks like someone had modified the race, it doesn't seem to have any effect on the machine other than the shuttle frame moves more when it gets to the top where the race was modified. Long term effect it may compromise the shuttle frame???? I was thinking of ordering a new race but I'm being cautious.
  9. Constabulary you are awesome!!! In the third photo with the large screw head on the slide with locking bolt on other side, I moved it as far down the slide as it would go and it did what it was supposed to. I can put 1/2 inch or more of material under the foot and no problems. Thank you Now do you have any good sources for presser feet for this machine?
  10. Constabulary, here are some side shots of mine. It looks like one of the arms have been pinned so I'm not sure if that's normal or not. Is it possible that it was pinned at the factory that it was being used at back in the day to prevent slipping or prevent someone from messing with it?
  11. Hey guys, I recently purchased a Singer 7-55 and have been cleaning it up, of course after taking things apart and cleaning and then putting them back together when the presser foot walks over the fabric the rear foot the one without the needle does not seem to lift as high as I want it to. So as it makes the step and then picks up the rear foot to spring forward, it doesn't really lift that high. I was alway under the impression that it would lift higher. Is there a way to get follow up foot to lift higher off the material after it completes the stitch?
  12. If anyone can help me with parts or information on this old skiver it would be greatly appreciated.
  13. Yes I agree I could watch that video all day as well. Makes me want to go buy a class 7 LOL
  14. hi Brownie1. can you pm me please.


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