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  1. 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
  2. Someone's wife is going to be happy .... great job!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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?
  9. 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?
  10. If anyone can help me with parts or information on this old skiver it would be greatly appreciated.
  11. Yes I agree I could watch that video all day as well. Makes me want to go buy a class 7 LOL
  12. hi Brownie1. can you pm me please.


  13. Thanks JJN, the big question is do you buy the machine and set it up and keep it for big jobs. Really not sure what you would use the machine for. I have done some reading that it was possible used for canvas tarps and ropes. Not sure why or how they would sew ropes together.
  14. Make sure you take before and after pics of the model 66, love to see how it cleans up .... being able to produce your own parts is a hugh bonus Snakeoil.
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