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Everything posted by Southerngunner

  1. I would not hesitate to buy from him again everything about the purchase was amazing . He did what he said he would do and was professional and courteous through the whole deal. I would highly recommend if you are in the market for a machine that you give him a call
  2. Fast forward to 2024. This is an old thread but I think this is where my response belongs. I ordered an AT441 from Mr. Levy after talking to him on 2 or 3 occasions, he gave me a fantastic price and set the machine up the way that I wanted it. He changed the drive pulley on the servo to a 2" and included a bunch of needles, oil, and a giant spool of 210 thread. He said that he packed it up for shipping himself so it would get to my place without damage. It showed up fine yesterday and all that I had to do was get that big heavy rascal on the table and thread it. I was very pleased when it sewed good from the start. I need to figure out what I'm going to make on it now
  3. It has been picked up by the shipping company if they don't destroy it during transit I should see it in 5 to 7 days , my fingers are crossed .
  4. Well I guess it doesn't matter much anymore since I just bought a new 441 clone for a good price, waiting on delivery.
  5. I accidently ran across this machine while searching for a heavy sewing machine. I understand it is basicaly a 441 flatbed. I know that I can turn a 441 into a flatbed, I'm just more comfortable on my consew 206 than the cobra 26. In all fairness I haven't done a lot of sewing yet on my cylinder machine . Any input would be appreciated since the cost of either machine is similar.
  6. Usually I'm a glutton for punishment as well but instead of hearing "I told you so" from the little lady for buying someone else's problem I passed on the 168W-101. I think that my next machine will be a new 441 style, if I'm going to get in trouble it's either going to be go big or stay on the porch.
  7. Well I went to the shop today and took a closer look at the 168W-101. It did not have any knee or foot pedal presser lift option besides the one behind the needle bar. The front cover was missing and there was a broken off screw that would hold the plate. I had to screw around for almost an hour to get it to pick up the bobbin thread, the walking foot appeared to work properly as I got it to stitch eventually by turning the hand wheel. The drive belt didn't look like it was been replaced for several years as the edges showed some slight fraying. The owner of the shop hasn't touched it since it got there on consignment over 2 years ago and wanted to sell it as is. He did not have a belt for me to try it plugged in. There was enough little alarms going off in my head that I wasn't willing to take a chance with it ( I dont need another project that I propbably can't get parts for). It was a cool machine nonetheless and eventually I may end up with post machine just not today. It was probably worth the $250. But I did end up passing on it
  8. What is the difference between the g and the w models ?
  9. After a year and a half of using my other machines I am comfortable enough to find my way around my first post machine. I still have a lot to learn but I'm not afraid to tear into one now and troubleshoot it. Thanks to the very knowledgeable and helpful folks on the forum, I'm sure that I will have some dumb questions before it's all said and done
  10. As soon as I get it here and cleaned up the servo will be on the way if it doesn't need and other serious repairs
  11. My dealer still has this old Singer 168W-101 that I almost bought 1-1/2 years ago. I'm pretty sure that I don't need it since I already have ,a cobra 26, consew 206 rb -2, and a econosew 18"arm 29 k copy. I gave him a call today and he said that I could have it for $250.00 with the table clutch motor and light and bobbin winder. I'm supposed to go get it next week, he said he is tired of looking at it. I hope I'm not making a mistake.
  12. My class 26 has the pan also, I believe it is a catch pan to keep excess oil from your table
  13. Thanks for your reply, I passed on that machine but it is still at the shop 1 1/2 years later. Every time that I stop in I'm tempted to ask about it just because it a cool vintage machine. But I am actually thinking of a cowboy 4500 or cobra class 4 to do more than my class 26 cobra can do, I also picked up an enconosew 18 inch arm shoe patcher copy of the singer 29 series..
  14. McGyver is alive and well, us old guys are packrats and fixin fools
  15. Thanks, I kinda like the look myself. I bought the servo motor, pullys,belts, and 1 sheet of 3/4" plywood so I'm in it under $300. Everything else I already had and it has been paid for a long time ago( I don't throw good stuff away) so I don't count it in the tally. Including the cost of the class 26 the total is well under $1600 and of course all of my time is really cheap.
  16. Maybe later but for now I am tired of messing with this thing.
  17. I built a drawer and a pull out shelf. I won't be moving this much as it weighs a ton , but it doesn't shake,vibrate, or move around and the machine is solid and smooth when running
  18. I have finally completed my homemade table and cabinet. My build is done except for a couple lights which has been ordered. Now I need to start sewing a bunch of scraps so that I can get used to the machine.
  19. Everyone can't afford to drop 3 to 5 grand or more for a sewing machine. I bought one when I finally decided that hand stitching wasn't working any more. I gave it to my daughter for a no power required sticher. It took a lot of tinkering to get it to work but if you don't push the limits its a good inexpensive option to sew with.good luck.
  20. Thanks for the reply. I haven't touched my welder for a few years also, but after a couple passes on scraps it started coming back to me. I plan on statring to building a side cabinet today and then I need a light. I did make my own thread stand however. My wife thinks I'm nuts to take time to build something that I could order for $15.00.
  21. Thanks, I was a welder/ fabricator/ heavy equipment mechanic for 45 years. It felt good to do some welding after a couple years of not working with metal.
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