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From Tippman to...electric?

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So, I have had a Tippmann Boss for about 2 years now, and I must say, it did most of the job as it should. Its not perfect, but I'd rate it 5/7.

This week, I got a neighbour complaint, that it's "too damn loud" so I have to upgrade machinery to electric one.  I'm mostly working on belts, holsters, sheaths and bags, that's over 90% of my work. I am located in central Europe, Slovenia.

A must-have for next sewing machine is:
-electric, 110/230V, single phase

-have to sew AT LEAST 10mm of veg tan (preferably more, but at least 10mm or 3/8")

-top + bottom feed, can't leave no markings (sheaths, holsters, bags)

-quieter than Tippmann (which shouldn't be a problem, since nearly nothing isn't loud as that anchor :D )

-preferably portable, so I can put it on my desk and take it off after work aswell. (something in size of tippmann would be perfect, but  like a great philosopher Mick Jagger once said: "You can't always get what you want")

 

Please let me know, what kind of machine would you take for this kind of job, what do you think about changing machines, any other suggestions and/or remarks :)

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11 hours ago, Mocivnik said:

have to sew AT LEAST 10mm of veg tan (preferably more, but at least 10mm or 3/8")

I don't know what sewing machines are available to you in Slovenia and am going to assume you are needing a cylinder bed machine. I would think you are going to be looking at cylinder bed machines above the Juki LS -1341(V69-V138) like the Juki TSH-441model (V346 and above) and clones. It will also depend a lot on what thread size you are planning on using not just the thickness it can sew. As far as being portable machines that are capable of sewing what you want is probably not going to happen. These machines are going to weight much more then the 9.5 kg (21lbs) Tippmann Boss you are use to lifting around. Expect the machine heads to be in excess of 37 kg ( 81lbs ) for 1341 class machines and 56 kg( 123lbs ) for 441 class machines. Also these machines are expensive (3 plus times the cost) of your Tippmann Boss).

Another option in the one armed bandits maybe a Weaver Cub ($1650 US). I have never used either the Tippmann Boss or the Weaver Cub myself but I would suspect the Weaver Cub to be quieter as it uses a wheel to cycle the needle versus a lever action.

kgg

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Might be cheaper to add sound proofing to your work space or rent a different workspace as all machines make noise. Is the neighbour next to where you work or above or below, depending where they are situated sound proofing may be the best option

If you place a thick matt under the machine that may help reduce noise or a rubber mat under the work table

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If you are using machine portable it might be quieter bolted down. 

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On 6/11/2021 at 2:19 AM, kgg said:

I don't know what sewing machines are available to you in Slovenia and am going to assume you are needing a cylinder bed machine. I would think you are going to be looking at cylinder bed machines above the Juki LS -1341(V69-V138) like the Juki TSH-441model (V346 and above) and clones. It will also depend a lot on what thread size you are planning on using not just the thickness it can sew. As far as being portable machines that are capable of sewing what you want is probably not going to happen. These machines are going to weight much more then the 9.5 kg (21lbs) Tippmann Boss you are use to lifting around. Expect the machine heads to be in excess of 37 kg ( 81lbs ) for 1341 class machines and 56 kg( 123lbs ) for 441 class machines. Also these machines are expensive (3 plus times the cost) of your Tippmann Boss).

Another option in the one armed bandits maybe a Weaver Cub ($1650 US). I have never used either the Tippmann Boss or the Weaver Cub myself but I would suspect the Weaver Cub to be quieter as it uses a wheel to cycle the needle versus a lever action.

kgg

Yeah, that's the info I needed :D 
The thread is 346 probably (or equal to /10 to threads I'm getting in my country).

I was thinking about the weaver's cub, but I doubt it's much quieter. Tippmann's problem is only foot striking down, nothing else actually. And cub seems to be simmilar loud, compared to tippmann here.

 

But I solved the problem already: Spoke to other neighbours, noone can hear a single stitch from my appartment, figured out, that only this neighbour is p*ick. He's complaining over anything. I already sew from that time on, so this is it I guess.
He's my floor, neighbour appartment. Below me there's noone.

 

I will probably put some thick rubber below my machine aswell, but kinda doubt it's gonna make much quieter after it. 

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4 hours ago, Mocivnik said:

But I solved the problem already: Spoke to other neighbours, noone can hear a single stitch from my appartment, figured out, that only this neighbour is p*ick. He's complaining over anything. I already sew from that time on, so this is it I guess.

Glad you got the noise problem under control. Neighbors come in a types, some good, some bad. I pity people living in such close quarters.Glad I don't have that problem as my closest neighbor in any direction is about a mile away. Real social distancing.

kgg

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