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  1. Hi all! I'm brand new to machine leather sewing so please excuse any stupid questions I bought a Seiko STW-8B - which I have since found out is often sold as a Consew 266R. It was sewing OK but had some issues with reverse stitch length which I think I solved by replacing an after market bolt which was fouling on the main shaft. I now have forward and reverse hitting the same holes - which took hours but was worth it I think. I have also fitted a servo motor as clutch control is apparently wAY beyond my skill level :D I still have a few issues which I would really appreciate some advice on. I'm going to list them all in one topic but happy to split if moderators prefer: Presser foot height and needle bar interference From watching @Uwe's brilliant video series I can see that it is possible to sew through 3 layers of 8/9oz veg tan - I would love to try this but I cannot get the presser foot adjusted high enough to even fit the material under. I have tried all the adjustments I could find on this site and elsewhere but it seems to be maxed out at around 9-10 mm on the knee lift even though the manual suggests it should be 0.5 inches - i.e around 13mm. Even when I do get 10mm of leather under the presser foot, when I try to cycle the needle, the needle bar fouls on the vibrating foot - I'm only using hand power to test this but it seems there would be interference and damage if I tried to run it under power. I have the standard 135/17 needle - do I need a longer needle and then adjust the needle bar higher and reset the timing? The vibrating presser foot seems to be off centre in relation to the needle. The needle sits dead centre in the feed dog hole but if I line the vibrating foot up straight in the middle of the lifting foot, then the needle is very, very close to the left edge of the vibrating presser foot hole. I can remedy this by rotating the vibrating foot slightly to one side so it does not run true from front to back - but surely that isn't correct? The timing seems to be correct (seems!!) but in reverse it is skipping stitches every time - and I'm pretty sure the top thread is just being missed by the hook. Is there anything obvious i could have messed up or do I just need to check the timing again? Thanks so much for your help - I only discovered this website a few days ago and I am hooked - so many helpful folk out there! Mb
  2. G'day all. I recently bought a nice Seiko STW-8B which as far as i can see is al a Consew 226r and there is a brother and singer variant. The machine came from a known dealer with a new table and new servo. Man i love that thing. Being able to sew slow, even 1/2 cycle at a time. Even without an enps, i can jab and get the needle up or down. Anyway, where I need advice. The machine,only came with one set of feet, and that was a 1/4 inch piping set. What feet variations should I buy? I have order a standard set, but are there others that would be useful . I have considered a top stitch set. As i am making bags, and pouches i also need to sew fabric lining on occasion. Cheers, Tony
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