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  1. Does anyone have this machine and if so, how do you like it? New-Tech GC-8B Cylindrical Bed Compound Feed Lockstitch Industrial Sewing Machine.
  2. SLAMMINSAM

    Thank you accepting me.

    Hello and Thank you excepting me into the Group. I have just acquired a 111W SV14 Industrial Singer sewing Machine. With stand/table and some other accessories. Assorted string, one needle and 6 different size scissors.. The machine was in a garage for 13 years that I know of. I acquired it from a 92 yr old lady who told me it was her husbands father machine. I have since cleaned it and re-oiled and greased it. I am waiting on a new timing belt which should be here tomorrow via USPS. The original one broke while I turned it by hand to make sure it was not locked up. Interesting way they made the timing belt back in the day. Looks to be a nylon string with three heavy wire clips per tooth. The closest machine to mine that I have found researching it is the 111W101. I have reconditioned the table lamp and string base for the spool tree. I have not touch the machine head except for cleaning and re-greasing it. The lacquer paint is chipped and scratched on the head but it is original and definitely shows it was a machine that was well used a lot in it's hay day. I would love to learn more about it. But we all know this SV model and many others have no records available. Would love to share pictures of my project, but Sorry my photos are to big to upload here. they are 2mb each or a little bigger. Thank you again Sam
  3. I am looking for recommendations for grease for the gears under the 3 gearboxes on my Pfaff 145 that I am restoring. What I have found under the bottom two was probably the original, very petrified. I just took off the top gearbox, as I move through the machine. It wasn't as petrified, but it defiantly must be cleaned out and replaced. And yes I have a gallon of Lilly White Sewing Machine Oil for the oil ports. I saw where Uwe recommended tri-flow for the gears, but they make 2 kinds, and I watched the Consew 206 RB video. I would like to know why you use it, which version if the manufacturer makes several different greases, and where you have found it. I live in Central Indiana for reference. Thank you. I really appreciate all the time and effort so many of you put into answering questions and sharing your experiences and knowledge.
  4. My friend purchased this machine for me hoping to help me with some of the thicker equine leathers, which it does work beautifully for. However, he did not realize that it needs a pneumatic air hookup, which I do not have. So, regretfully, I am selling this brand new machine that has never been used. Retails for $12,650. Complete description below. I prefer local buyers for pick up only as this is a beheamoth of a machine (approx. 500lbs) or buyer to arrange shipping/pickup. Location: Newburgh, NY. Adler 969 ECO Cylinder Arm Sewing Machine, Complete with Stand: Precision German engineering, high tech features and heavy-duty sewing capabilities make this a must-have machine for anyone with extreme sewing needs Sews thicker materials including leather, nylon webbing, plastic coated webbing, rubber, synthetic material, and canvas as well as accommodates thicker thread sizes Great for the extreme needs of production with excellent performance in stitch length, foot stroke and sewing speed Consistently tight stitches, even when sewing with extremely thick thread up to size 415 Large clearance (16-1/2" wide and 8-3/4" high) for easy handling of large workpieces Electropneumatic sewing foot lift is standard Accommodates two different needle systems (794S and 1000) Boasts a myriad of features including needle positioning, automatic foot life, automatic back tack and two-function keypad with ergonomically-arranged favorite key Adjust speed up and down with a quick push of a button Features an extra-long 16-1/2" arm for lots of sewing room Integrated direct drive motor Features a 70% larger bobbin size than the Adler 205 for longer sewing cycles and more productivity An independent integrated bobbin winder will operate when running machine Jog dial offers electronic needle positioning for added sewing control when needed Specs: Instruction Manual Included Stitch Length: 1/2" Sewing Speed: 1,000 stitches/minute Sewing Foot Lift: 1-3/16" Wgt: 464lbs
  5. I finally bought a sewing machine, a Juki 1541s after months of deciding witch one to buy. I was going to buy one from one of the banner ads but didn't want to pay shipping. I found out I live 30min away from Keystone sewing and could pick one up . After a couple emails and a few phone calls to @Gregg From Keystone Sewing helped me pick out a machine that would suit my needs. The level of customer service that this company provides is just not found anymore, Gregg spent over 2 whole hours going over the entire machine with me. I actually felt bad for taking so much of his time up, but he insisted that I was comfortable before I left. When I first got there and walked threw the old wooden doors I was nicely greeted by his mother running the front desk. There shop has an old style vibe with the solid wood floors, the place probably hasn't changed much since the day it opened except all the new machines lining both sides of the store. I told Gregg it reminded me of one of the machine shops I used to work in that had the pulley system on the ceiling. He then asked me if I wanted a tour of the place and his machine shop, of course I did I love this kind of stuff. I wanted some left and right single toe presser feet that were smooth on the bottom, he was actually out of stock so he took some double toe ones and made me some while I was there. I was also interested in a binding attachment so he went over different setups with me for binding attachments. I could go on and on about my whole day there but don't want to bore everyone with the details. Thanks to this forum I found a place I can get great customer service at, I am sure the banner companies provide the same since there always here to help anyone. I am just happy Keystone Sewing is in my own backyard, my next purchase I will be buying a bell skiver from Keystone Sewing and a cylinder machine. Thank you again @Gregg From Keystone Sewing for all your help next Philadelphia Eagles Parade I owe you a beer, hopefully next year. I also practiced sewing with 92 thread and 138 and had no problems at all, was a little nervous on my own but nothing time won't fix.
  6. I have an amazing Juki LU-563 walking foot sewing machine for sale. Heavy and solid cast body, made in Japan. The entire machine was overhauled by Sloan Machinery in New Hampshire about 3 years ago. They replaced the internal parts that had any signs of minor wear, installed a Sew Green Servo Motor, and changed the drive belt. They also mounted it on a good sized, very sturdy table. Mounted beside the machine is an automatic bobbin winder that runs while you sew (it’ll fill a full bobbin before you’ve used half of the one in the machine). You can also wind bobbins when you’re not sewing. The machine has been meticulously maintained and is in excellent condition. It’s always been used and stored in the climate controlled portion of the house. Every time I use it I oil all oil points with the included sewing machine oil (all oil points are marked so you’ll never forget). The Juki LU-563 is a workhorse of a machine. I used it to make leather bags and accessories, sewing up to 3 layers of 4oz leather with ease. I bought it for $1500 and am including a bit over $100 worth of thread, needles and spare bobbins. They run for about $1500 on eBay in similar condition so I’m asking for $1300 cash. I won’t ship, but I’ll gladly meet you around the Hartford, CT area. Please let me know if you have questions or would like more pictures - I can send as many as you'd like! Juki LU-563 Built in Japan Motor: Sew Green Electronic Servo Motor Model FL-400 110V 400W RPM: 0-3450 Table: Sturdy adjustable steel frame with laminate top Built in Peddle Made in the USA Light: Adjustable ultra bright LED light Bonded Nylon Thread Size 138 Navy - 3 x 4oz spools (2 brand new) Black - 1 x 4oz spool Gold Brown - 1 x 2oz spool Brown - 1 x 2oz spool Size 92 Black - 1 x 4oz spool Size 69 Black - 2 x 4oz spool (1 brand new) Needles 3 packs of size 23 Organ Needles 1 pack of size 22 Schmetz needles 1 pack of size 21 Groz-Beckert needles 1 pack of size 20 needles Bobbins 8 Metal bobbins Oil EW White Diamond sewing machine oil (about 75% remaining)
  7. AndyL1

    JUKI LS-321

    FOR SALE: My Juki LS-321 with Reverse. It's a great little workhorse of a machine, medium to light duty leather stitcher. Works just great, never a skipped stitch. Includes a bobbin winder, pair of bobbins, thread stand, clutch motor, speed control, spare needles, machine oil, LED work light, owner's manual. LOCAL PICKUP ONLY please. I'm in Southern California, outside Los Angeles. Asking $1250. Shoot me an email andy@blackthornleather.com or PM me here. https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/tls/6306297699.html
  8. For sale: TechSew 2700 Pro Like new condition, purchased on 07/29/2017 and received mid-August Made a couple of bags and have decided to go back to hand sewing only Machine is in perfect condition, except for a stripped screw on presser foot Click on the link in the title for pictures and full specs on the TechSew site RRP = $2,149 plus an extra $350 for freight delivery to a residential address Delivery If you live within 2 hours of 44221 I'm willing to drop off for $50 You are welcome to come and pick it up in person for free ofc Otherwise -- I can only ship the sewing machine head only (no stand, motor, or flatbed) Price Drop off & Pick up (w/ stand, motor, and flatbed) = $1,949 (save +$500) Shipping method (sewing machine head only) = $1,549 + shipping Please DM for contact details. I can also provide: pictures, videos, original purchase receipt and anything else required.
  9. bikermutt07

    Sewing machine blog....

    For the newbies out there, here is a well written sewing machine blog I discovered. It mentions this site for leather sewing information so I figured I would share it. http://vssmb.blogspot.com/2012/04/difference-between-domestic-industrial.html?m=1 Enjoy.
  10. Hello all! I am here to ask for help narrowing down my choice of leather sewing machine. Please allow me to explain my needs, and also offer the disclaimer that I definitely don't know all of what I'm talking about. My first passion is music, which means I have a lot of time for my second passion, which is leather. I'll make anything anyone asks me to, as long as it is within my abilities. I want to be able to easily make all sorts of garments, everything from pants and shirts to full bodysuits. I already do a lot of saddle stitch for making pet supplies, straps for cameras, wallets, and anything like that. I've even had friends ask me to make leather intimate stuff like corsets and the only reason I said not right now is I don't have a machine for putting together bigger projects like that, and no way am I hand sewing large, complex patterns and designs. I know that a good leatherworker likely will have more than one machine. However, as this is going to be my first real machine, I feel like I should be getting the one that can do the most all around work. I've been researching, asking questions, contacting manufacturers for a long time and have finally narrowed it down to basically one or two models over a few different manufacturers. I also know that everyone might have a different opinion but that most of these machines are on the same level and can't really go wrong with most of them...but still, I like to see what others say. The main piece of advice I have gotten so far is a flatbed compound walking foot machine for light to medium weight material. I mainly use garment leathers and thickness isn't usually much more than a few layers of chap leather, but wouldn't mind being able to sew through thicker, sturdier leather as well. Maybe 2-2.5 oz at most? Here is what I am looking at so far (my price limit is ideally $1500, but I'm reasonably flexible)... Artisan 1797 AB LTHR Consew 206 RB-5 Techsew 1460 OR 1660 (Does anyone know if the 1660 Pro is worth the extra money?) I want to be able to do some things with shape at some point, but know I probably need a cylinder arm machine for that. I have looked at the Artisan 335 B for that option, and briefly spoke to Jerry at Artisan about that machine...would that be a viable option for that "first machine a leather worker should have" because it has the "flatbed worktable" option, which is just a smaller table that sits on the larger table? I already assume I am going to basically get a no on that question. I have been told numerous times to start with a flatbed compound etc.... If there are any other machines that I should be looking at based on what I listed above, I am more than open to suggestions. Also, feel free to ask any more questions that might help decide. Thank you everyone in advance. It kind of seems like all any of the machines I have on my final list are fine choices, but I'd like to hear other people's experiences with any of them. Thanks again! Aaron
  11. Christine98

    Cobra Class 3

    Hello all! I have looked through the supplier forum and haven't located what I need info on so I hope you all can help a gal out. I am almost ready to purchase a Cobra Class 3 or 4 and have read about a company with a man named Cobra Steve. Can you tell me where I can get this machine or get in touch with him? Appreciate any information you can give me. Thank you in advance! Christine
  12. I just ran across new Consew machine p1206RB it seams to have the same capability as 206RB-5 with the same type of feet but for $950 vs. $1250 for 206RB-5 with the table and servo motor, I like that it has built in bobbin winder. Anybody tried them? Are they OK to work with leather? I found in my area they are sold by Vasey upholstery: http://vupholstery.com/wa/p1206rb.asp , anybody have experience with this guys? Is there anybody else selling these machines in Seattle area? Thanks.
  13. Hi, I am new to sewing machine, I handsewn most of my items, I drove 3 hours to L.A. to find sewing machine that I can afford, because I heard that they can buy under 500 or little over that price for an industrial sewing machine, is there any recommendations? I mostly use 5/6 oz, 8/9 oz, 9/10oz veg tanned leather, I will really appreciate your suggestions. Thank you.
  14. I have recently started to work with a Juki 1541. After overhauling the timing and sewing successfully for a few days, the machine broke down mid-stitch. At first, I thought I'd have to reset a safety catch like on my Juki 1541S, but there is no such creature on this machine (the same button is there, but it is just a filler on the chassis - it doesn't connect to anything). Digging around underneath, I found that this little tine with a bump on it is catching in the hook assembly. I can't find anything about this part in the manual, figure out its name, or catch on to its purpose in normal operation yet. Here is a picture: Note: this is not an actual picture of my machine, just one I found online and marked up. Anything you can tell me about this part's name or function will be helpful to me. Also, if the problem sounds familliar and you know how to troubleshoot it, that'd be great. Thanks for the help, Brian
  15. Hey folks, I'm new to the board here and hopefully I'm not violating forum decorum (hey that rhymed), but I've got a couple industrial sewing machines for sale. Got a Pfaff double needle post bed with roller foot that has a 1/8" gauge and a powerful clutch motor, comes with table, thread stand, and light. Also have a Pfaff double needle flatbed with a 1/4" gauge and a super powerful clutch motor. I bought both of these machines just about 4 months ago, before I learned which machines I really needed for the work that I do, and ended up not using them at all other than to test them out. They're both a few years old but in perfect working order. If you do a search on Ebay for Pfaff post beds (this one is listed there), you'll see that others are much more expensive than mine, and that this is actually an excellent deal at $2,500. Same with the Pfaff double needle flatbed - a steal at $2,000. If you pay for shipping, I'll ship them via a trucking company and it will cost usually between $250 and $300, though obviously I would prefer a central Florida buyer (I'm in Kissimmee, Florida). Post bed machine: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pfaff-Industrial-Sewing-Machine-Model-1296-Double-Needle-Post-Bed-w-Roller-/221732080341?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item33a0430ad5 Flatbed machine: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pfaff-1422-Double-Needle-Industrial-Sewing-Machine-/221733596270?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item33a05a2c6e. If you are interested in either machine, let's talk. My email is LSU91@hotmail.com and phone is 407-304-0924. Thanks Jason
  16. So I recently came by a Singer 111W155 that was used in a production environment. This is my venture into the world of industrial sewing machines and know very little about them. That being said, I’m pretty excited to get this machine back up and running. It did not come with a table, motor, bobbin winder, pedal, presser foot lever, and I’m sure several other things I’m overlooking. The presser foot lever has been removed and there seems to be some type of compressed air system in place. I’m not sure if there’s a way to manually lift the foot via a screwdriver but I would like to restore that functionality. If possible, add the knee presser lever I’ve seen on a few tables too. I’m guessing getting it cleaned up is the first step. I was thinking I would give it a kerosene bath followed by some copious oiling. Is there a specific oil these old Singer machines like? Then I need to look into a servo motor, table, and all the missing attachments. Looks like there are a few service manuals floating around the internet. Should go a long ways in helping me understand just what I'm looking at. http://navyaviation.tpub.com/14218/index.htm Here are some pictures: Front of Machine Model + Serial Number Presser Foot Back of Machine & Cut Wires Gearing + Timing Belt
  17. VanaG

    Consew226R-2 For Sale

    I have a Consew 226R-2 walking foot sewing machine with a servo motor for sale. Runs like a charm. $1,000. Southern California local pick up only. E-mail me for photos or questions. Vanasemail@gmail.com
  18. Maverick Leather Company

    Nakajima 280L Walking Foot Industrial - $1000

    Here we have a Nakajima 280L Industrial Sewing Machine for sale. Made in Japan. Comes with table, motor, table light and 3 spool holder. This machine is also equipped with a speed reducer pulley. One Owner. Works great, rarely used, in excellent condition! Buyer pays for shipping from 94954.
  19. Maverick Leather Company

    Juki Lu 562 Lockstitch Unison Feed - $850

    Here we have a Juki LU 562 Industrial Sewing Machine for sale. Made in Japan. Comes with table, motor, table light and 2 spool holder. Has been serviced regularly & works great! Buyer pays for shipping from 94954.
  20. Hi there. I've been reading through a lot of the forums discussing various machines and what they're used for . . . and to be honest (and perfectly blunt) I'm so NEW to leather working (and sewing) most of it is just Greek to me. Can you help? I'm very eager to learn. Here's my story: I make leather book covers and simple leather bags from scrap upholstery leather. Totally self-taught. I use a home machine (Brother SE 400) which has served me well for the past 5 or so years. Recently I've begun creating flat-bottom bags that require my machine to sew through about 4 layers of thin leather . . . and my machine is none too happy. I'd also like to branch out and start to use thicker leathers, but that's never been an option with this machine. I'd also like to sew zippers without the fear of dying..but I'm not sure that will ever happen. What I'm looking for: I have about $1,200 to spend (including shipping, handling and all additional things). I'm looking for a new machine. Maybe a 'starter' machine. That's easy to use/learn for a newbie. That will sew thin upholstery leather (let's say four layers of 1.1mm) but also give me the chance to try something thicker for strapping or wallets. Does this exist? Brand names you trust? Where do you buy them? Online? How much does shipping usually run for these large heavy machines? (All the technical talk of bobbin and thread size have my brain wobbling around in my head - I know I need a walking foot machine, but that's really all I know.) Your help is so much appreciated. Thanks! talia
  21. Nakajima 280L Walking Foot Industrial Sewing Machine Up to 2/3" foot lift Sews forward and reverse Needle is 135 x 17 Large bobbin (side loading type M paper bobbin optional) Made in Japan Includes welting and cording/zipper foot Machine is in fine working order. You are buying the Head, Stand and Motor. I recently found a Nakajima 280L walking foot sewing machine in a sewing machine repair shop. It had been there for years and they were eager to sell it. It has been tuned up by their industrial sewing machine mechanic and runs beautifully. This is the same model of machine that I use to do most of my sewing for garments, upholstery, and lighter weight hard goods. The machine comes complete with: Power table with bobbin winder and accessory drawer. Clutch Motor 4 M sized Bobbins Thread Stand One packet of 135x17 needles size 125 Bobbin winder Knee lifter Gooseneck worklight Operating Manual in PDF format Cone of thread pictured with machine is not included, it was there simply to show the quality of stitching. If you want, I can add the foot lever reverse feature that I made for my own Nakajima 280L. it is a second pedal next to the motor pedal. you step on both together and it engages reverse before engaging the motor. I will have to price out the additional pedal, webbing and spings needed to add this feature before I can quote you a price though. Very handy feature that allows you to keep both hands on your work, or onew hand on the work and one on the wheel while you put the machine into reverse. Pick up is available in Wildomar, CA for free, or I can deliver it in the Inland Epire, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego County, or Ventura County areas for a fee depending upon how far. Shipping can be done via FedEx Ground. I can ship just the head to save you money, or I can disassemble the table and remove the motor and ship it all in separate boxes. Cost of shipping will be determined by what options you choose and delivery location. I can also palletize it for pick up by a freight company if you prefer. Asking price is $850. Reasonable offers considered. The machine pictured is actually my current machine. I will sell you either one you prefer. My current machine is on an old singer "H" leg stand with a Singer clutch motor, the newer one is on a much newer "L" leg stand with a newer clutch motor. Both tables have accessory drawers and bobbinwinders. The newer machine head looks almost identical, with a bit less of the powder coating worn off on the front of the machine head. I'm just waiting on pics of the newer machine to arrive.
  22. sarc1218

    Durkopp Adler 205-370

    Hello everyone!! I bought this Adler 205-370 Machine as well as a Juki Lu-562. The Juki is perfect for the work I am doing so I am looking to sell my beloved 205-370, I am really in no super hurry to sell it since I love using it so much. It's just allot of machine and I am under using it, this thing is nothing short of amazing! it will sew through anything!!. I do however think there may be some people on this forum that would actually benefit from this beast of a machine and actually use it to its full potential. I am looking to sell it for 3,700.00 i will entertain all reasonable best offers or cash plus trades for Corvette C5 performance parts, superchargers, headers, heads, intakes etc......I am trying to drop a 600hp engine in my vette and this will help foot the bill. If I can't sell it I I may be open to a trade for a good dual needle machine for some perfect french stiches plus some cash. Please feel free to call me anytime at 469.212.3175. I am local to the San Fran cisco bay area, stationed here with the NAVY (hence the TX area code). pick up and delivery would be the responsibility of the buyer. Call or text any time!!! The machine looks about new and runs like new, it runs puuuuurfectly!!!!! This machine blew me away with its capablities, various stitch lengths, speeds, I am including various walking feet, rollore giud, full bench motor , tons of bobbins and needles...everything you need to start sewing with this beast!!!do not miss out!! 469.212.3175 pictures posted soon
  23. lovejules

    New To Pfaff 491

    Hi there, I am in need of some advice on the 491. just bought it, trying to get my handle on it but having some troubles... 1. it doesn't seem to be accommodating to thicker layers as it comes up to a seam. Seems to get stuck and just pokes the same hole.... any thoughts? I feel like I'm not asking much from the machine, I have skived my layers, its just it doesn't want to climb up and over 2. can you attach a servo motor to this lady, cause the motor is a speed demon, and I would like to have some more control over 'er. it is in phase 3 mode, so if I could switch to a servo, would it be complicated? 3. Can anyone talk me through the cutting/trimming mechanism? Any advice would be great Thank you for your time, Jules
  24. Artisan 797 AB Walking Foot (Alternating Feed) Lockstitch Sewing Machine Artisan 797 AB Walking Foot (Alternating Feed) Lockstitch Sewing Machine with a Big "M" size Bobbin and Rotating Hook, New Style Presser Foot "Stepper" mechanism to stitch over obstacles and heavy seams. Hand presser Foot Lifting Lever located on front of machine, Dial operated stitch length regulator, Reverse feed lever with fully automatic Lubrication and sews up to 3/8" thickness with thread from size 33 up to size 138. The Complete sewing machine includes the Motor Stand Drive Unit with adjustable "T" style steel legs, an 27" gooseneck lamp, drawer and accessories. Recommended SCHMETZ brand Needle systems: 135 x 17 size 14 to 24. for fabrics and 135x16 size 14 to 24 for leathers The machine is used, but in fantastic working condition, ready to go! Asking $750 or best offer. Pick up is available in Wildomar, CA for free, or I can deliver it in the Inland Epire, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego County, or Ventura County areas for a fee depending upon how far. Shipping can be done via FedEx Ground I can ship just the head to save you money, or I can disassemble the table and remove the motor and ship it all in separate boxes. Cost of shipping will be determined by what options you choose and delivery location. I can also palletize it for pick up by a freight company if you prefer.