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  1. Honestly I'm a weaver fanboy. Weaver has wonderful chisels. They're priced good. Cheap enough to throw away when destroyed.. but honestly I don't use chisels that often today anymore with the laser cutter.
  2. This sizing is accurate with 36-40 also being my most sold sizing.. we've sold hundreds of belts too. We don't go above 50" so I don't have data about that.
  3. It looks like Zach White & RJF leather also has some English bridle.. I think I need to assess it. It appears to have a pasted/finished back.
  4. Hey guys. I'm currently using W&C English bridle & Chahin English Bridle for some strap work, but I'm looking to move to a leather that is a bit drier. The only thing is that I'm looking for leather with a pasted back and that is relatively clean. Any good sources? I know I can custom order a skirting leather from W&C and ask for a pasted back but I'm trying to avoid spending as much on it.
  5. Just something to note - weaver sells the machine now. Their accessories fit and work just fine. https://www.weaverleathersupply.com/catalog/item-detail/63000-01/foil-and-hot-stamping-machine/pr_64162 Source: I have the 000002 serial number of Weaver's model.
  6. I use to buy a ton of Hermann Oak English Bridle from Weaver - mind you I have a wholesale account so I generally pay cheaper pricing. Although, I believe if you order more than $500 of leather at a time you can get the same wholesale pricing. Weaver's Hermann Oak is $10.41/sqr foot for 10/12 oz. Backside is pasted and clean. I usually end up spending like $250 / side on average. I cannot comment on SLC's Hermann oak. I've bought their other leathers, but never HO.
  7. Hi guys. I'm a wh*re for sewing machine apparently. Currently I have a Techsew 2750 pro, a Cobra Class 4. I'm now looking for a full time flatbed machine. I use the Class 4 for sewing all of our fire & Ems equipment with 277 thread. The techsew is primarily for bags and small goods. I'm either looking to turn the techsew into a full-time binding machine, or turn the techsew 2750 (Juki 341 clone) into a flatbed essentially and get a full time binding machine. ( Just looking Uwe https://uwe.store/collections/featured-items/products/ut341-flatbed-for-juki-ls-341-class-machines has a option ) and then build another table which supports and fits around the platform Uwe has. So I found someone with a Highlead Walking Foot Cylinder Arm GC2698-GC - and I can't seem to find a lot of information except its "like a Pfaff 335". Will this work for general binding on leather bags?
  8. I did get a manual with it... I believe it’s a comet-10 special.
  9. I ended up purchasing all the equipment in a previously abandoned shoe shop. Apparently the owners died years ago, taxes went unpaid... the building was sold to a new owner who wanted everything gone. At least, that is what I'm being told. For the total price of $1700, I ended up getting.. 3 - Landis Model K - No.12 stitchers 1 - Sutton McCay sticher of some sort. 5 - Various autosoler models... 1 - Antique singer patcher 1 - Champion sander/polisher machine 2 - Landis 5 in 1 (1 may be a champion) Various other tools. Tons of stuff. Sole presses, So I definitely have questions about everything. First of all, we're doing really well for ourselves in our current niche market. I've had a big drive to get into footwear at some point, and figured this could be a decent deal. I Q1: Do I need more than 1 Landis Model K? Q2: How about autosolers? A few of them look different, but theres 5. Here are the photos https://imgur.com/gallery/3I9wr06
  10. Any chance you think a 30x30 pallet would work? It might be easier to palletize them.
  11. Hi guys. So.... I've come into a couple Landis 12 model k stitchers (3) as well as a hi speed chain stitch mckay stitcher.... among others... The biggest issue I have is that these all machines are about 1.5 hours from me. They're obviously heavy. I noticed they have holes in the bottom of the machines that are either for bolting to the floor or possibly casters/wheels. My plan is to use an engine hoist to lift the machines, install casters and then be able to roll them into an enclosed trailer. Does anyone know how big the holes in the bottom of the machines to bolt casters to? I didn't think about it until I took photos of them.
  12. Hi Ron, I totally understand the challenge with the global pandemic. I hope you don’t take it as an attack. I know your machines are good and your team is good. My challenges with my machine are because I put all my eggs in one basket. It’s my only machine. I totally get the challenge of getting more volume in orders but being unable to get more on the support side. (Currently where I’m at). I’ll send you a personal DM with just some direct feedback.
  13. I think I'm between the Cowboy CB4500 or the Cobra Class 4P. Essentially the same machine from what I'm reading. Not that techsew isn't a quality company... but my current machine has been a nightmare from hell, and during the pandemic their support (understandably so) lacked a lot. I know Ron and his team are good people, .. but it left a taste in my mouth. We went a few weeks without a control box on our machine because it gave up the ghost (a capacitor exploded). Being in America made everything take longer too. So it isn't anything against Techsew, just want to get something from an America dealer instead.
  14. Hi folks. Almost two years ago I purchased my first leather sewing machine - a Techsew 2750 Pro. We initially were sewing bags and wallets, and at some point during the pandemic shifted to more strap goods. We're sewing about 11-13oz leather straps at this point with 207 thread. The problem I'm having is that we're at the far max of our sewing capabilities (207 thread) thus we're running into some problems. At this point we're ready to add another machine to the collection. We're basically now fulltime sewing 207 thread. (Wanting to play with 277 as well). Somewhere around 10-20 hours of sewing a week. Our 2750 pro isn't cutting it anymore. But we're having some trouble figuring out what machine to go with next.... Obviously we don't want to max our thread size at 207.. we probably need to be mid 300s-400s. Something else to consider is that depending on the project and hardware (fire & ems equipment) we've gone as far as 3 layers thick of 11-13 oz leather (vary rarely). Mostly just 2 layers. So 1/2" to 3/4" pressure foot is probably not a bad idea. A 441 Clone? Alder 205-370? Some pfaff variant? Not saying either that price doesn't matter, but something that gets the job done on the cheaper/reliable size would be a good thing. Maybe used machines to keep an eye out for?
  15. Hi guys. I have a Cobra Class 14 Splitter for sale. We ended up purchasing it new in March of 2020. Its been used a handful of times, but we're just not using it anymore. Probably wasn't the best purchase. Looking to get $2400. its $2900 new + shipping. Not looking to ship at the moment, would prefer pickup. I'll help you load it as well.
  16. I haven't had the same issues with brass snaps failing. We're currently using weaver's solid brass snaps. How are you setting them? We've been using the weaver little wonder and their attachments for line 24 and line 20 snaps. Could it be a hammer action that is work hardening rather than the single action from the press?
  17. For sure - I kinda wanted to be lazy and have all the stamps ready to go without needing to stamp individual numbers... not that it wouldn't work.
  18. Stock in Barrel Shows a punching kit where they have sizes on them. We're doing a lot of belts and I'm looking for something similar, but just on a budget. Any idea where I can find something like this. Apparently tandy isn't selling them anymore. (I'd be happy to buy off someone too if they have it )
  19. This is exactly what I'm looking for. You're not interested in shipping are you?
  20. Placed an order with Texas Custom Dies. I couldn't find any reason why Milwaukee's acrylic / blade die would be better over Texas'. I've had a great experience with them on a previous order. No reason to fix whats not broken. Thanks again everyone.
  21. Hi guys. I sent over a pattern to 7 different die makers this week to have a bifold made. 3 Didn't respond. 1 found me on facebook and messaged me saying they needed more measurement (adobe AI pattern provided) 1 said their engineer was out and would quote me on monday. 2 quoted me. I'm between two quotes right now. One is with texas custom dies and milwaukee dies. Milwaukee quoted me $415 Texas Custom Dies quoted me $344. So an obvious difference. My understanding is that Milwaukee embeds their dies in an acrylic and uses a steel rule die. https://milwaukeesrd.com/ My understand is that texas custom dies steel and sharpens it into a knife. http://www.usacuttingdie.com/die-examples.html Whats the advantage of going with the steel rule which is a thinner blade vs the sharpened steel ones. Is there any advantage? Am I overthinking it?
  22. Yeah I was thinking it was either a 10oz or the 16 oz mallet. Thanks!
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