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Hi, I am new to the forum and have been reading around. Lots of great info here! I have recently inherited a Singer Patcher 29k71 that used to belong to my grand father who used to be a cobbler. He had lots of those, unfortunately, he ended up selling most of the old machines but fortunate for me, this one survived and was passed down to me. I was able to get it completely restored and repaired but i still cant get it to sew properly. I know the problem but i dont know how i can fix it. Problem is that it is timed properly but it constantly gets jammed because the thread ends up under the shuttle carrier. as such, i ordered a replacement shuttle carrier (not an original part) and installed it but i still have the same problem. I was able to get it to sew a few times but it ends up jamming in the end. What i noticed is that the bearing between the shuttle carrier and the driving pinion seems to stick up a little too much. As such the shuttle carrier is too high? Other thing i was thinking is that the hole on the shuttle carrier where you put the set screw is too low and when fastened on the driving pinion and there is too much play. Or the driving pinion is worn down and there is too much play. Either way, before i buy anything else, i could really use some help. Thanks! Andre
I'm looking at purchasing a Singer 29k and the shop that closed has 2 for sale. A 29k71 for $150 and a 29k58 for $200 both work well. I've researched the best I can on them both and read through various threads here on them most were from a few years ago so thought I'd ask as well. From what I can tell they seem pretty equal or am I missing something? I'm contemplating just offering them $300 for both, worst case one could always be used for parts. Any thoughts on this - get both or get one - if so which one? Appreciate the guidance/input.