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  1. Singer 144W201 long arm industrial sewing machine. $1100 cash, local pick up only. Consider trade for Tippmann Boss with accessories and bench. -20" arm, this machine is massive and heavy -for canvas, leather, upholstery -compound feed walking foot -no reverse -straight stitch -single needle -adjustable stitch length -very large bobbins
  2. What Exactly is an EPS? Cobra Steve, Leather Machine Co., explains what an EPS (Electronic Positioning System) is, and how it can help you do a better job sewing leather. Be sure to watch the video too!
  3. Errell

    Landis #1

    Fully functional. Stitches flawlessly. Treadle replaced with clutched motor that runs fantastic. Bobbin and shuttle included. No missing parts. Has had a repair on top a long time ago. More photos available. I have owned it and been using it since around 2007 or 2008.Time to upgrade as business has improved. Seems that they go for around $1000 in less condition than this one. So, I'd like $1450 considering the condition and the motor but certainly will negotiate. Located in NW Wyoming. Reach me at wyoming.eb@gmail.com
  4. Industrial Singer Sewing Machine, 44-10 - $175, Needs a Tension Spring that can easily be purchased online for a few dollars. Used for sewing leather handbags, clothing Industrial Singer Zig Zag 107W1 - $300 (photo is showing a missing plate, but I have the plate) Tables available for either machine. No motors. Pickup only in Hudson, Massachusetts Serious inquiries can email me: LeftyMonk@aol.com
  5. TheAmericanTailor

    Singer 96-87

    Hi, I was looking to start sewing leather goods for accessories. Belts, wallet, holsters, etc. Having a hard time finding information on this particular model. I have attached the manual as well. Any advice or direction would be greatly appreciated. I would like to use this machine as it was out of my grandfathers building. Thanks, Brandon 96-87_107.pdf
  6. I see many requests for manuals for Singer Industrial Machines. Some have gone unanswered, and some are subject to long and tedious discussion with either no satisfactory answer, or an answer hidden deeply away. Of course, there are also plenty which have been answered quickly and succinctly. By doing some research and seeking out some of those hidden answers and others less hidden, I think I have found all of those that have been asked for, as well as many others. I am not an expert, and don't claim that this is an extensive list, but it is a pretty good start for those trying to find the manuals, parts lists and service manuals. The list I have attached starts with a few of the sources which are very helpful. All of the manuals listed are free, and I suspect the list owners would appreciate it if you can send them any manuals that they are missing. So before you pay for a manual, check these lists first. I hope this is a quick answer for many of your questions about manuals. I would really appreciate any additions to this list - please add links in your responses. Singer Industrial Manuals –.pdf
  7. Paddywagon

    Juki LU-1508 for sale

    Hey there folks, My parents have asked me to help them sell their Juki LU-1508 to help pay for medical expenses. I believe we've had this machine since early-to-mid 2000's. My folks re-upholstered our boat with it, I re-upholstered my dad's bench-seat in his toyota pickup for my senior project, and other than that it's not seen a ton of use---I'd say under 150 hrs, and most of that very light use. I don't know a ton about the machine, but it is in excellent working order and was recently serviced. There is a crack in the plastic belt-drive cover, but other than that it is in excellent cosmetic shape. My mom mentioned that they paid extra for the variable speed and to make sure that feature is noted. This machine is located in Lake Tahoe, California. My dad is currently in no shape from chemo-therapy to deal shipping this item, so it is local pickup for now. BUT: if there is no local interest, I will likely transport it down to Pasadena, CA where I can either sell it there or arrange for shipping myself. Asking $1600 PM me for more high-res photos Thanks!
  8. I'm trying to sew 2 layers of 1" nylon webbing and am getting the top thread showing on the bottom regardless of how tight I set the top tension; See images attached. The black thread is topside, green thread is bottom side. Both threads are size 69 bonded nylon. In the image of the bottom side I've tightened the top tension a little bit each time, until the final row where I maxed-out the tension. As you can see there is virtually no difference. I've tried two different needle types with the same results: Organ DP x 17 125/20 and Groz-beckert 110/18 RG. The organ needle is the largest one I currently have, and should be adequate for the size of thread I'm using. I'm wondering if the type of webbing I'm using requires a specific size or needle point? Things I've tried with no improvement on the bottom side stitches: Increased top tension all the way Reduced bottom tension to almost nothing Re-timed my machine Removed and cleaned the bobbin case/assembly I will also add, the tension unit is brand new, but I did take the time to calibrate it so tension engages and disengages properly with the knee lift. Images of the tension assembly attached. Is there something special about setting up this machine that I've overlooked? Any recommendations on things to try would be greatly appreciated.
  9. Hi everyone, Just a heads up for anyone looking for a walking foot industrial machine. I found a listing on Kijiji (Canada), and traveled there to pick up one of the 22 (twenty two) industrial machines that the company is selling. The price that they are asking is $200 cdn. Note: I have NO financial interest in these transactions. I'm posting the information as a potential connection for the members of these forums (who have given me much good and valuable information). So, here's the scoop: The machines are mostly Durkopp 291 walking foot units (there were also two Pfaff units there) They are 3 phase machines running at 220v (60 cycles). They require a pneumatic line to operate the foot lift, and some other functions. There are no manuals. The operators of these machines are no longer at the factory.... There is no plug on the end of the cord (snipped off, probably were hard wired into the plant's electrical system). According to Naresh (the manager who was my contact, these were all in running condition when removed from service). One of the machines I looked at was missing the bobbin top (and parts for these are EXPENSIVE!) Inspect carefully for any missing bits! I've gotten the one I purchased home and am cleaning it up and getting her going again. I'm currently waiting on a rotary phase converter ($300 US, with shipping). A harbor you know who cheapo compressor will provide air (I hope). Other pieces I've ordered: bobbins (they used preloaded bobbins), and a selection of needles. If you are interested in the machines, call or text Naresh : +1 (647) 459-0110, tell him that Marty gave you his contact info. The machines are located at: Dynasty Furniture Manufacturing, Ltd. 6830 Columbus Rd, Mississauga, ON L5T 2G1, Canada Other notes: If crossing from the US like I did, DON'T use the "Rainbow Bridge". The border guard was VERY grumpy about me using that crossing for a business related trip. He gave me a warning and said I could be fined. Nice welcome back to the US of A! The third pic is of the machine I bought, after some cleaning. Anyone who knows anything about the control modules, please let me know. Have not found anything online about those yet. The module I have says "Durkopp v720" on the front, and "Dz101" on the back. Will post this question in a more appropriate forum eventually.
  10. Hello, I need a sewing machine and I would prefer to buy a vintage industrial (or near-industrial) model over the Sailrite LSZ, which is the obvious option for a new machine. I'll be doing mostly marine canvas, upholstery and sail repair, not as much with leather but you guys seem to be the experts on this class of machine... and I will no doubt be doing some leather work as well. I need it to have a zig zag stitch. It does not need to be portable. Quiet operation, good control and simplicity/longevity are the things I value most. I would plan to replace any clutch motor with a servo motor like the Consew CSW100. I think the Consew 99 or 199 or the Pfaff 138 could fit the bill. I'm sure there are a number of other models that I should consider as well. What other vintage models and brands should I be on the lookout for? Any advice is greatly appreciated! Jack
  11. Have a chance to pick up one of these machines and cannot find any information about it. Has anyone used one? Know any leads about manual or parts? (wrote to Chandler, still waiting to hear back...)
  12. Scoutmom103

    Singer 153W101

    I have the opportunity to purchase a Singer 153W101 at a decent price. I found a copy of a manual for this series of machines, but have not been able to find out much information with searching about this machine. Does anyone have knowledge or experience of this machine and what it is capable of doing? I would be using it to do handbags, totes, backpacks, etc. I would also like to use it for shaving kits made with 8-9 oz leather for the sides and bottom (skived) and chap leather.
  13. Scoutmom103

    Singer 138W101

    I have the opportunity to purchase a Singer 138W101 at a decent price. I found a copy of a manual for this series of machines, but have not been able to find out much information with searching about this machine. Does anyone have knowledge or experience of this machine and what it is capable of doing? I would be using it to do handbags, totes, backpacks, etc. I would also like to use it for shaving kits made with 8-9 oz leather for the sides and bottom (skived) and chap leather.
  14. Sledzep01

    Questions on 241-12

    I Just bought one.I have transported it home and will be adding new oil to clean it out before I add the oil that will stay when I operate it. How long should I run that first oil to clean it out? The oil I removed was not clear. I was told it was Synthetic Honda Motorcycle oil... There is/was a little bit of brown staining in the oil tank. The oil did not look bad but I am going the traditional route. Also, Is there anything special about these machines I should know? Any parts that regularly fail? Common problems? anything like that? I am extending the clutch actuation? arm to make it less sensitive. (Possibly a servo motor later this spring but not right away I may want a smaller pulley on the motor. I definitely want a larger hand wheel with larger pulley. Not just for speed but for my large hands. I have searched but nothing specific came back and said yeah this is bigger and fits. Also the serial # is AF677193 can anyone tell when it was made? what year? Thanks Sled
  15. warhorse1700

    Consew 339 RB-1?

    Hello everyone, About a year and a half ago I got some great info from you all on a 1916 Singer 45k52 that I had picked up. That machine is working very well sewing heavy belts, holsters, knife sheaths, and small accessory bags. I love the 45k but no one makes accessories for 100 year old machines. So now I'm looking for something a little more modern and lighter weight for sewing lighter and softer leathers. I was thinking about a 206 RB but, while browsing online I found a Consew 339 RB-1. It's a 2 needle machine. Questions: 1. Can a 2 needle machine be used with just 1 needle at a time? 2. Can It sew lighter, softer leathers such as, 2oz upholstery or garment, without skipping stitches. 3. How much can it sew through/handle? For example, 2 layers of 2oz upholstery with nylon webbing sandwiched between them? How about 1 or 2 layers of 6oz veg? 4. Is there anything to watch out for with a 2 needle machine? Is it much different than a single needle? I appreciate all of the advice I got last time. It was a huge help. Hopefully someone has some good info for me on this one too.
  16. I wanted to re-mount my Consew 226 walking foot sewing machine in a better table, and I had access to a replacement top. The new top didn’t have the required recess to mount the head unit, so I needed to rout one out. I started with a full-sized template of the shape I needed. Building the Template The corner diameter of the template needed to be 1-3/8”, and since I didn’t have a router bit that large, I used a Forstner bit to cut the holes. The template is made from 1/2" MDF. Then I completed the opening of the template with a router and spiral bit. A clamp-on straightedge guides the router in a straight path. Next I made removable corner inserts for the template. I’ll explain the reasoning for these little triangular pieces in a minute. They are easily made my marking the curve on some scrap, and sanding to the line. Then I cut them loose at the miter saw. These small pieces were 1-1/4” on the smaller sides, and 1-3/4” on the hypotenuse. Milling the Main Opening Then I used the template to pencil the shape of the opening on the sewing table top, and roughed it out with a jigsaw. At this point I was ready to clamp the full-sized template to the table top. The corner blocks were carpet taped in place, and I routed the opening flush with the template using a 2” long bearing-guided template bit (rout clockwise when inside a frame). Here you can see how the corner blocks protect the corners, which will eventually support the weight of the sewing machine head. Routing the Ledge Next I switched to a 3/4” long bearing-guided template bit and removed the corner blocks. Then I was able to follow the template’s radiused corners to mill a small ledge. This cut was 5/8” deep, which allows 3/8” for the lip of the sewing machine, and 1/4” for the rubber bumpers that I’ll install later. The 226 is a top loader, so I am shooting for a flush fit here. If you have a side loader like the 206rb, you might want to make the ledge slightly shallower so the bobbin access plate clears the table. Bumpers and Hinges The rubber bumpers are just some rubber mat that you can buy in bulk at the hardware store. They are tacked in place, one at each corner. Then I drilled holes in a scrap of MDF with a 1-1/2” Forstner bit. I then used that as a template to rout holes for the hinges. I could have simply used the Forstner bit to drill out the hinges, but I find the router cuts to a more consistent depth. Then excavate a little spot for the hinge mechanism. This is easily accomplished with a trim router and 1/4” spiral bit. Final Fitting The fit looks good, and the router bits cut the laminate cleanly. It took me most of a Saturday to accomplish, but it sure looks nicer than the old table. If anyone is contemplating a sewing machine table build, I found this full-sized template method with corner blocks worked quite well. I'll hang on to the template, and if I need to do it again it'll be a snap.
  17. I desperately need a Hook Driving Pinion Thrust Washer #224022 in a hurry
  18. Stitchyfingers

    Several machines for sale

    I have a singer 300u 205 double stitcher , a singer 300w 201 double stitcher , a reece keyhole machine, 2 juki keyhole machines, several single needle lockstitch machines, a couple single needle chainstitch machines. I really need to sell! Please message me with questions
  19. Hello, can somebody help me. I need a needle plate for a Pfaff 595 (post bed machine). If somebody knows a source with a quite reasonable price I would be thankful. Regards Oakley
  20. Machine is in "new" condition. It has been used few times to cut leather shoes, then covered and been sitting in our warehouse for more than a year. No wear or signs of usage. It can cut leather, PU leather, fabric, PVC, Rubber, KT boards, PVC foam boards. It uses high frequency oscillating knife and vacuum suction to keep the material in place. Cutting area: 1300x1000mmCutting thickness: <10mmVoltage: 220v 60HzVacuum suction" 6kwFuses: 6A cutter / 30A vacuum systemCommand mode: HP-GL/GP-GLControl: 7 inch color touch screen Laser cursor and pen for marking the materialOverhead cameraCAD software300-1500mm/s cutting speed $14,000
  21. ABOUT ME: Hi there! I am searching for someone who might need a great INDUSTRIAL sewing machine Check this out please and see if it could be of any use... I was going to create leather belts and gun holsters in Texas, but I changed my mind once I returned to Alabama...I am an aerialist and I would like to sell my machine to invest in my dream...If you're not interested PLEASE share with someone you think may be interested. The Lord works in mysterious ways, #GodBless ABOUT THE MACHINE: The Techsew 5100 Special Edition is the ultimate sewing machine designed for a wide range of leather work projects. Light range leather work: Purses, handbags, pouches, wallets, notebook covers, vests Medium range leather work: Belts, knife sheaths, scabbards, quivers, horse blankets Heavy range leather work: Saddles, gun holsters, knife sheaths, harnesses, horse tack Additionally it is also great for non-leather work applications such as tie down straps, boat/car covers, orthopaedics, thick paper binding, parachute harnesses, tarps, vinyl, canvas, synthetics, heavy webbing and more. What makes the Techsew 5100 Special Edition so special? Techsew SmartServo-NP Needle Position Motor The Techsew SmartServo-NP is an automatic needle positioning motor which saves you tons of time and effort while sewing. This powerful and versatile motor will automatically lift the needle at the end of a seam, or automatically leave it in the bottom position. This will eliminate the need to constantly turn your handwheel to position your needle. At 1HP and 800W, The SmartServo-NP will help your machine power through thick leather at any of the 16 adjustable speed settings. Additionally, a speed reducer is used in combination with the SmartServo-NP motor for added power and speed control. This system is ideal for beginner, intermediate and expert sewers as well. ALL EXCLUSIVE TO THE TECHSEW 5100 SPECIAL EDITION! Features: Triple Feed - Walking Foot (needle feed + alternating presser feet + bottom feed) 1" Presser foot clearance Sews from 6oz all the way up to 7/8" thick 16.5" Cylinder bed Equipped with Techsew SmartServo-NP motor and speed reducer to sew at slow & controlled speeds - great for novice, intermediate and professional sewers Reverse stitch - for reinforcing stitches 12 inch heavy duty flywheel Reinforced steel pedestal style table with adjustable height (sew standing up or sitting down) Includes: Complete table with casters, SmartServo-NP motor, speed reducer,TS-28 LED lamp, TS-5 LED stitch light, TLG laser guide, swing down roller guide, flatbed table attachment, 3 pkgs of Organ diamond point needles,8 bobbins, thread lube pot, left toe foot, double toe foot, center foot, smooth blanket foot set, 1 lb. (16oz) cone of thread, oiler, instruction manual, repair tools, thread clipper. Stitch length adjustment up to 11mm (7/16") Uses thread sizes 69 to 415 Uses needle sizes 18 to 27 FREE setup & instructional DVD included! Includes Limited Lifetime Warranty and FREE technical support for the life of your machine Machine comes pre-threaded, oiled, adjusted and READY TO SEW Specifications: Needle sizes: 18 to 27 Thread sizes: 69 to 415 Presser foot clearance: 1" Sewing capacity: 6oz to 7/8" thick Cylinder bed length: 16.5" Maximum stitch length: 11mm Techsew SmartServo-NP motor: 800W, 1HP, 110V, 300 to 1800RPM, 16 speed settings with bright LED display, completely silent when idle and reduced noise during operation. The most POWERFUL servo motor in the industry.
  22. Beardedbandana

    Juki Lu-563 with Reverse

    Here is a link to my CL ad http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/tls/5658472155.html I'm more than happy to send more photos and answer any questions. I'll also offer a discount to this group only. $800. I prefer pickup here in Cincy. I will travel as far as 100 miles to meet someone. Columbus, Louisville, Indianapolis, Dayton, Lexington etc. Thanks, Andy
  23. I recently just finished restoring a Singer 31-15 and there's a bracket on the table legs close to the knee lever... Does anyone know what it is for? Also, can anyone tell me what this machine was specifically designed for? Thank you for the help!! -Dani You can see before/after pictures and what I did to make it perfectly functional on my blog: http://theprojectlady.blogspot.com/2016/07/industrial-singer-31-15-sewing-machine_7.html
  24. tangent

    older tippman aerostitch

    All books, older pneumatic machine. Serviced about 5 yrs ago, used a bare handful of times since. Don't need it. Asking $2500 obro. Located in central indiana.
  25. Hello i just purchased a old Singer 299U unfortunately I am having problems to have it converted to 220W . I live in Berlin, Germany. Anyone with the same machine? regards to all