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My 145w204 had been sitting since the 70’s when I purchased it a couple weeks ago. It had no rust, but was covered in decades of warehouse storage, spiders, and varnished oil. Machine wasn’t seized, but very close to it. Mainly old oil that had turned to glue. Got it tore down and polished everything clean and smooth. Stitched like a champ. Belt came in and I swapped out the old dry rotted one. Still worked, but not for long. So I put the new belt on exactly like the manual calls for, and I’ve done it 50 more times to be sure. Long story short, everything looks perfect, hooks to needle, runs smooth and quiet, my problem, the feed dogs will not keep time with the needle. At zero feed yes, they line up, start adding stitch length and forget about. Almost seems like something is 180 degrees off. I did not disassemble anything on the eccentrics, just clean and oil. I did check for loose bolts but all was good. So that’s the the gig, my feed dogs and needles won’t time, but everything else looks good. Any advice, hints, or means to a solution would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Hi, I am looking to buy an industrial walking foot sewing machine for sewing leather bags and have a question. Some of the machines I have looked at from Craigslist don't seem to have the knob (or slider) with which one usually use to regulate the stitch length. *I tested one machine that did not have the knob but you could still regulate the stitch length by pressing down a button on the machine bed and then turning the hand wheel a certain way....the button was hard for me to push down and I could never get the thing to work...so.. My question is: "If I DON'T see a knob or slider, can I assume that the machine way of adjusting the stitch length is the method that I described above*? i.e.. Could there be a dial or slider located elsewhere on the machine (not visible from a frontal shot) that would function similarly as a knob or slider that is normally in the front? What I am trying to say is that I would *not* want to buy a machine if it doesn't have an easy and straightforward way to adjust the stitch length, and by that I mean, just turn the knob left or right. (Or slide the slider up or down.) I've attached a pic of a Juki LU-562, which does NOT seem to have the knob or slider: And here's a Singer 331k104 which DOES have the knob. Thanks for any knowledge anyone can give.