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Wilitrun

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About Wilitrun

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  1. Hi all, I saw a leather perforator come up locally for sale, and the seller is very reasonable, but the machine does not seem to come with the interchangeable punches for creating different broguing patterns. I've looked deeply on this site and have seen it discussed before, a couple of our members seem to have the same model, I wonder if anyone recalls where and if the tooling can be still bought anywhere. As you can imagine it would be pretty neat to be able to add broguing as an edge detail on leather with a machine like this. Here's a picture - you can see the paper ribbon that feeds under the platform for saving the cutting edge of the punches as they pierce the leather. This one has a badge identifying it as a Montreal Shoe Co. Model 50, but I'm pretty sure this was made white-label for that company by another manufacturer, possibly Peerless (although if someone here knows better please feel free to set me straight). The seller's made clear that it's going to the scrap otherwise, and I'd really like to rescue it but only if I can make a working machine out of it does it make any sense to bring this heavy (but beautiful) machine home. Thanks!
  2. I don't know if this will help anyone, but I received my order of parts for my 562 from Kava in Montreal (excellent service!) and the size of the guide loop is identical on the new part but the bracket positions it about 10mm lower on the body, seemingly to allow for the different swing of the lever.
  3. Thank you, this is outstanding. Is the only difference between the 0A0 and BA0 hooks the profile of the gib, or is there anything else I'd need to modify to make the 0A0 work with thick thread?
  4. Thanks guys, appreciate the concern. Vinito's thread does a great job detailing the steps involved, so I'm already up to speed on what's needed. Have you done the conversion with an aftermarket hook assembly, and if so what brand did you go with and were there any quality issues I should know about? The cheap Evernice ones are $21USD for a hook and ten bobbins with the genuine Juki ones topping $300 from some sources so there must be some differences but I don't want to waste even $21 on a hook that won't work. Thanks.
  5. Hi all, Converting a LU-562 to U bobbin, heavy thread, flat gib hook. (BA0 suffix) I'm trying to choose a hook assembly that will be of good enough quality for my purposes. I'm not doing professional, high-volume work, but auto upholstery with leather and vinyl at home. I was told by someone more experienced than I that there are hook assemblies made in Italy but have been unable to find any online. I can't justify spending the money for a genuine Juki hook but I'm suspicious of the ultra cheap Evernice, Kunpeng etc. Chinese units and I'm wondering if some of you with extended flight time on converted machines can direct me to a brand that gives good service or provide feedback about the various sources out there. I would not want to use a poorly manufactured hook as a reference when machining the saddle as the alignment is so critical during this step. I've been studying Vinito's conversion thread with great interest but this is a detail that affects the conversion cost wildly and I'd prefer to only have to do it once without overspending. Thanks for any advice.
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