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  1. You're going to have a tough time finding a museum piece. May as well buy a beat up one and respray it. The prep isn't too hard at all. I feel like almost anything you find that is in immaculate condition is going to be someone else's respray restoration anyway.
  2. The Consew servo was pretty much the only servo with suspiciously numerous negative reviews. I went with the sewquiet and get stitch by stitch on my 226 if I tap the pedal, but other people like the familysew.
  3. Wow that's exactly the info I was looking for. Would not have considered "bronze" would match grey. Thanks! What exactly is the front cover called? I can't seem to locate it.
  4. Did you even read what you originally quoted? Point out where I said it was wrong or "less than" me. I literally said it was a different approach, as you just agreed with. I don't care if you recommend two gerbils in a hollow flywheel Get off my ass with this nonsense.
  5. And treadles worked fine before clutches showed up. What's your point?
  6. well that's a different approach -- recommending a clutch over a servo. As far as servos, i tried the Rex version of the family sew that everyone recommends from Toledo -- didn't like it (thank god for amazon return). Bought the sewquiet and it's perfect. Better pedal control and i can do stitch by stitch without messing with additional pulleys. Considered the consew because i like having separate controller for top mounting, but the reviews i read on it were pretty bad, so I didn't bother. Not sure why everyone jumps on the family sew bandwagon, but to each his or her own. Maybe it varies based on machine.
  7. I was looking at the Rust-Oleum grey. Close enough but will need to respray the entire head. I'm also looking to buy the front cover (the plate you remove to adjust needle bar height), so if anyone has a lead on one, it would be appreciated. Looks like the previous owner cut one out of sheet metal and did a sloppy job. Thanks
  8. Thanks guys. It looks like the grey is the original part because the black bed wasn't done well. If I had a closer match to the grey I can just blend at the cut off line, as the rest of the head is in pretty good shape. I'll try what shoepatcher suggested and contact the paint co
  9. I picked up a nice 226 but they resprayed the bed black. The machine is functionally perfect, so I'd like to make it look pretty. Anyone find a solid match for the hammered Consew grey? I saw another thread with a juki paint match, but I think juki has more brown in it. Thanks
  10. Can the 2800 use 335 parts? On one hand you have Ron saying it's a 335 clone, on the other you have Uwe saying "Techsew2800 is not really based on the Pfaff 335. I'm not what it's based on." This past month I've tried contacting techsew from their website, no reply. Tried contacting Ron on this forum about a week it so ago, no reply. --leads me to believe Uwe probably knows techsew products more than their brand ambassadors.
  11. Well that was easy. Thanks! Looks like it's out of stock. Time to check Alibaba
  12. Just wondering if it's possible to convert a 2800 binder to a regular straight stitch like a 2700? Or is the machine pretty much stuck as is? Not sure if I can purchase the parts separately. Thanks!
  13. disassemble everything? that's A LOT of work for a machine that isn't very valuable. i'd just sand the paint as best i could, soak it in solvent (replacing all non-metal parts), tape it off, spray primer, spray paint
  14. Nice setup you have there. How does the pedal work?
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