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I am looking to get a good walking foot machine that is a true triple compound feed. So far the 1541 models are the ones that fit the bill and the Thor looks good at its price point but I am wanting to make sure I have long term quality. I would like to get a cylinder arm but financially it's not in the cards right now. I would prefer to stay in the 1500-1700 range if I have to in order to get a quality triple compound feed machine. I have been reading different posts and kind of using Wiz's tips as guidelines but with so many its just difficult when you can get the whole setup for a few hundred dollars less and it "seems" like the quality is the same but I was hoping for more insight from those who have had more experience with "knock-off" brands of the proven manufacturers.
I’m in the market for a flatbed industrial sewing machine. I want to make things such as belts, rifle slings, wallets, EMT bags, police duty belts, saddle bags, patrol bags, and patrol rifle bags. I want to stitch both leather and heavy duty nylon. I’ve been looking online at the Cobra Class 17 and 18 machines and they look pretty tough. Do any of you have experience with these machines? I’ve also looked into the Chandler 406RB-1 and Consew 206RB-5. I’ve used both the Consew 206RB-5 and Chandler 406RB-1 machines before to reupholster car seats. They did great on thick cloth and vinyl, but I’ve never sewn leather with them. Could they manage to sew something like a rifle sling or police duty belt leather? Most duty belts I’ve measured are two 1/8 in. leather pieces, sewn together. Could the Consew or Chandler hack that? Any information is always appreciated. Have a nice day, Andrew