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  1. Yes. My worry was that the presser foot wont do its function because its not over the throat plate. I did another batch of stiches and it seems to be working ok for now.
  2. I was thinking the outside presser foot presses on the area where the feed dog is and interfers with its motion/doesnt actually exert enough pressure to keep the material in place since the feed dog moves underneath. @Wizcrafts I havent really found any narrower feed dog/throat plate combinations if I do thats also one option.
  3. I bought them from CKPSMS. They are very supportive and open in communication so for now no issues there. Im just wondering if im over complicating things with the zipper feet. Ive attached pictures from both feet and how they lie on the feed dogs
  4. Hi all. I bought some basic feet for my 1245 from Ebay and the standard foot was a bust. Hole for the set screw was too narrow. Two other feet I bought were L/R zipper feet: https://www.ebay.com/itm/165955172718 These actually fit on the machine but they are so narrow that the outside foot is actually on the feed dog by a couple 1/10s of a mm. This doesnt seem right. Or am I overcomplicating? Id like to know before I start a reimbursment process and send the feet back to china. Thnx.
  5. Thnx all! Got it all setup now. The cleaning was pmuch done when i took a can of compressed air and just blew out the lint. No real goo or anything stuck and the machine spins freely and nicely. I oiled it up and did some test stiches. The servo is a bit fast (it came with a 65 mm pulley) so i will eventually replace it. Otherwise its running great!
  6. In the end I took the pfaff. Clutch motor. Could feather it quite easily when testing but its really noisy. Carrying the assembly up to the 4th floor was also an edevour. Machine is also quite clean. Needs good oiling however and maybe cleaning of old gunk. What do people use/recommend for cleaning? isopropyl alcohol? Or cleaning gasoline? I can post pics to see if thats even needed.
  7. Yeah the singer was a dead end. Broken lifter lever so to even thread the machine I had to use the knee lift. Bobbin winder was barely functional and would need replacing. A lot of play in the needle bar and apparently it was setup with a different needle system than the 135×17, the needle was a lot shorter than the ones I bought and brought with me and the hook and needle were out of time completely with my needle. Hook also seemed in bad state and the latch for holding in the bobbin housing was broken so I had to use tweezers to even unlatch it. Motor was also behaving wierdly. Sometimes after turning on it started running the machine without any input. But thats probably solved via pedal linkage adjustment. All in all I dont have the patience and probably the knowledge to fix it at this point of time. Ill go take a look at the pfaff next when I arrange a meeting with the seller. I got a quote for the Adler repair. 200€ + part cost. jikes. If I go with that one the repair will be a DIY job.
  8. Tnx. Ill take it in consideration. Just to give something back. I've been researching the adler 167 timing belt change and found this video. At 5 min mark it explains the bearing is glued inside and he loosens it with hot air from the inside. Hope it helps anyone.
  9. Tnx for the offer Ill take you up on it if I'll need it What dissapointed you about it? Just the small bobbin? P.S. Your machine does look nice after the overhaul
  10. I've recieved the info about the Pfaff and just to be sure I'm not ignoring a good machine Id ask a couple of more questions. Here is the plate: If I'm reading this correctly the type is 1245 - 706/07. I havent found anything referecing to this exact model except that it uses needle system 134-35. When ever I try to find needle range it mentions models A, B, B/C, C or D with the latter three being 1245 and the first two 245. 1245 seems to be for needle sizes 110-140 or higher. So what I'm trying to figure out if any one has the experience with this type. Can it be used with needles size 14 (90 metric) and thread 45 (tkt 60) (and up ofcourse) or is it too heavy duty?
  11. According to the manual I found online the 666 class has the smaller bobbin. 466/766 are the variants with the larger bobbin. Im not completley sold on either machine. Im not a great sewist and I like to do things well so I would prefer low speed control. If thats possible with just a servo upgrade on the singer Id be happy and done. I dont think I need the punching power to go trough stacks of veg tan leather (nylon / polyester should be easier to pierce even with the amount of layers im working with). The adler really suffers from expensive parts. The belt is 50€ shipped and each additional foot is between 30-50€ which also adds up (zipper feet are a must). Still from reviews it seems like a more quality machine which would serve me well if I get it serviced or I service it. I'll call the local mechanic and see what he thinks about the repair. I did think about buying a new machine but the offers here seem quite poor. Linked machine is available for 1100€. But I cant find any reviews or experiences regarding that brand or exact machine. Paying that much money for a unproven clone is a bit much in my book. https://www.zoje-europe.com/zoje-zj0628-set-lockstitch-machine-for-upholstery-and-leather-unison-feed-with-zoje-servo-motor-complete-machine/item/1044149
  12. Yeah Im taiking a look at the singer on tuesday and if thats a dud ill go check out the adler. The timing belt change looks like its a bit of a pain but not impossible. Ill check that the forward and reverse match. The stich length of 5 mm is plenty. If you have any more advice what to check on the Singer I'm open to advice. Any case thank you all for all the help. Its very much appreciated
  13. The seller sent me a picture of the inside. The belt looks like it's rubber, but it also looks quite worn. Would this need replacing?
  14. Tnx! Yes from the additional pics Ive gotten it seems its equiped with an efka variostop. Ive attached the pictures i got. Could you (or anyone) also give me some advice what should I check on the machine before I purchase it. That makes a lot more sense
  15. Thats definitly an option but the main issue I have with clutch motors is the permanent on status and the noise that comes with that. But thank you for the tig welder foot pedal tip. Was just searching for something similar for a different project and this seems like it will fit the bill.
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