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  1. The one I found costs $2 to purchase, and $35 to ship. Oh, well.
  2. The screw is not long enough. I would also have to cut the coupler. I'd rather try to obtain a new screw that is long and fits, before taking the saw and the grinder out of the tool box. But in the end, i will have to do what's necessary. /shrug
  3. I have a needle positioner that came with a CSM1001 to be installed in my 206rb machine, but the screw that fits the main axle by the hand wheel does not fit the coupler in the positioner. Does anyone know what screw I should purchase to install it? Thanks!
  4. Reporting back: Happy ending! The replacement for the bent piece has finally arrived. The company re-sent the part without extra charge, which was a very nice touch and an indication of a quite good customer service. The piece is now installed in the machine and ready for a final setup.
  5. I thought I had good luck, but alas, I did not. I sent them an email requesting help with the part (consew #18025) and received a response indicating that the part had been replaced with another part number. Sure, for $14, I will do it. The catch is that they required a $50 purchase. Sure, I need a knee lift. Done, all $60. I received the parts yesterday. The "lever" is nothing like a lever. It is another piece that has no resemblance to the screw piece I was expecting. And the knee lever is subpar: the quality of the molding would make any QA line scream their lungs out, not counting the rust that is covering all the pieces. I immediately sent a reply and I am still waiting for them to contact me back to proceed with a return. I will update this thread when I get some extra info.
  6. After months of searching and waiting for a good deal, I managed to secure a Consew 206rb-1 for a reasonable price. It came yesterday on the mail and the shipping company damaged a couple of pieces. The most important one is the feed regulator lever (I believe it is part #18025). It is bent and probably will not be able to fix it doing some unbending. I have already removed it by opening the upper lid and accessing the screw that allows it to move out, and managed to remove without problems the stitch length adjusting block, the setting screw/knob and the "wing" with the spring and ball that holds the rotation of the knob. All that to say that I can manage the repair myself. ;) I am looking for a replacement lever, and found some places on the interwebs that sells it, but some are $50+ and some are ~$7. That is confusing. Is the $50 one a scam? Or is the $7 such low quality that I should stay away? Does anyone have some opinions? If so, I would like to hear them.
  7. The quote I got from GoldStarTools is about $1500 including shipping (I have not been able to identify the taxes on the item, though). I just asked for a quote from Toledo I.S.M. to compare. Thanks
  8. Hi crafters, I am on the lookout for a Consew 206rb-5 (*) and wanted to know if anyone has any experience with goldstartool.com. They seem to be selling the head+table+servo motor for a very reasonable price. If you have any experience with any other seller, I would like to hear about your thoughts. Thanks! (*) I have been researching few options and the 206 seems to hit the sweet spot for price, reliability, parts, serviceability, information on setup and maintenance,...
  9. Hi Got a second hand LSZ-1 and the tension on the tension disks seems to be coming and going. As one can see in the attached picture, if I increase the tension all the stitches come similar, bit when I lower it there are some stitches that are deep and some that show the lower thread on the upper surface. Any hints?
  10. I'd say the reason is the reduced friction the dog foot has against the wheel when compared with standard pressers. That friction reduces the travel of the fabric by a tiny bit per stitch. But is just a hypothesis. Have not tested it.
  11. To explain with a bit more detail what was happening: the cobbler came with one of the pieces broken, the one that connects the arm that's in front of the machine with the needle arm (pictured). The seller sent a replacement, but it was shorter. With the new piece in place, it changed the height at which the needle rests, so when the loop is created for the hook to grab through, the thread end that pulls through the needle's eye was pulling upwards and the bobbin case was pressing it against the wall. The spacing between the walls and the bobbin case is so tight that the thread is essentially cut. Again, thanks for the help!
  12. I went back to the workshop and started looking at how it should behave. I realized the needle was not going all the way down and decided to move the pipe that holds the needle an 8th of an inch down so that when the needle moves a bit up to create the thread loop that the bobbin shuttle hook catches, the needle hole is about at the bottom of the bobbin. Now it works fine. Thanks for all the comments.
  13. My new Chinese cobble machine keeps breaking/snapping the thread as seen in the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqigqC8Igrw Any help on how to fix this problem is appreciated. Thanks!
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