Egits

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  1. Egits

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    I really like this machine. With the "Monster Wheel" it sews any leather that can fit under the walking foot. I sewed some ballistic type nylon strapping together and the machine did beautifully. As you can see I added some of my own touches. I do like that it has a handle especially if you don;t have a carry case. The machine also comes with a zipper foot which was a nice add. Sewing is not good for fine materials without having to tension adjustments top and bottom. I think this is an issue with any machine of this type. I have a coup;e of other machines better suited for light material. I did opt to use the set screws to lock down on the "Monster Wheel" rather relying on the clutch system. Down side you lose free spinning hand wheel for bobbin winding. I have a stand alone bobbin winder for that convenience. For the price point is good as compared to it's competitors with the same features. .
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    My "Barracuda" the the Sailrite "Monster Wheel". Made a metal guard for the new handwheel. I extended the two motor machine bolts to provide a secure mount for my simple guard. Will be adding a thread guard from Sailrite next.
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    My barracuda on HF work table. Cut hole in the top of the work table to accommodate the machine. The 2nd shelf provided storage for my two "Speedbinder" carpet binders.
  4. Egits

    Sewing Equip.

    My cleaned up/turned Chinese Leather Patch Machine. Made a few modifications and place it onto HF grinder stand for easy use and stability. Love the simple mechanics and ease of use.
  5. You might check out this link. Looks a lot like your machine. https://www.naehmaschinenverzeichnis.de/verzeichnis-der-naehmaschinen/claes/
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    Added steel ruler to my patcher.

    You can't tell due to the lighting but the measurement scaling is black and easty to see. I used the HF ruler because of the poor quality of metal. It bends pretty easy. Higher quality ruler most likely would be hard to shape/bend due better steel.
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    Not at all, looks good. I like the having a handle to provide a little more control.
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    I added a larger handle, made from an old sewing awl. I also added a couple of additional thread guide. The felt pad under the thread spool also helps prevent thread from riding under the spool. I adds a little friction to prevent free spooling and thread tangle.
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    I just gave my a made up name. Being it is built like a tank I named it "Bruit 2019". I purchased it on amazon. It came pretty rough, oily and unfinished. I made several modifications and did a lot of polishing. I got the stand from Harbor Freight. I was really pleased with what the machine can sew. I found a great site for spare parts, " bantamsaddletack.com" I spoke with the owner and what a great source of information. You can purchase a machine from bantamsaddletack.com. The machine is tested and will come to you in a ready to use condition. Had I know this I would have ordered the Patcher from them. I'm into my machine about $160 including the stand. Doing a little research I found that it is a copy of the Bradbury Sewing Machine company. Their machine was produced up to 1929 when Wall Street crashed. Many tink this is a copy of the Singer model 29.
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    Chinese patcher Machine modification

    I used a Harbor Freight Bench Grinder stand. Inexpensive and very stabile stand for the patcher.
  11. I bought one of those Chinese Patcher machine. I spent two days cleaning and polishing it out. They come oily and unfinnished metal surface. I also made several mod to help it sew better and give it a unique touch. I a HF grinder bench for height and stability. The tripod base that came with it was useless. I have posted pictures my finnish machine on this site. As for sewing I love it for the price point. It sews well once all adjusted. Great machine for tight and awkward sewing. Love the simplicity of the unit. I did order spare parts to have on hand.
  12. Upgraded plastic wheel handle. Used the backend of an old awl and adapted it to the turn wheel. The handle even provided storage for small items. This mod allows more grip and control when sewing over the little plastic wheel it had. Also added extra thread guide and spool platform.