sempersam

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  1. where did you find the EGA stamp. Ich bin ein tuefel hunden. Ive had my eye out for one for a while. Sempersam
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    Too much torque?

    Well I broke down and did it, I bought a servo motor and I am in love. Running it through my homemade speed reducer (3" pulley on servo into an 8" pulley, then a 2" pulley out to the stock handwheel), I can adjust from extremely slow to faster than I'll ever use and it has enough power to cleanly sew 2 layers of 12 oz veg tan cleanly. Now time to play with needle/ thread size. There seems to be several good posts on that topic already in the archives so time to go browse some more. Thank you all for the info/advise/encouragement
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    Too much torque?

    thanks for the chart, it will be very usefull.
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    Too much torque?

    I didn't know that. I probably could have made a 1725rpm motor crawl, but if it had a low spd motor on it too begin with I probably wouldn't be able to convince myself to buy a servo motor when I redo the table next month. It turns out that this is the same model machine that my Dad learned to sew on in the Marine Corps.
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    Too much torque?

    the machine seems to run fine with this setup but the torque has most definitely increased. it has noticeably more power. I assumed it was okay but I have also been hesitant to put the machine though its paces since its ability far surpasses my skillset. thanks for the response I'll take her for a test ride this evening.
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    Too much torque?

    3450rpm motor with 2 in pulley to 10 in pulley, then my choices are 4 to 2 in, 3.5 to 3 in, 3 to 3.5, or 2 to 4 in..
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    Too much torque?

    I have a singer 111g156 that I've been modifying to meet my needs. Eventually I'll switch to a servo motor but for now it's a clutch motor(3450rpm). I made a speed reducer for it. The motor pulley is a 2in, it drives a 10in pulley that then drops to a 3speed pulley that came off an old craftsman lathe it goes to a matching 3 spd pulley that is mated to the hand wheel on the machine. I like my speed(s).. Now to the question, can I create too much torque? I don't want to damage my machine?