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Anyone know about sewing machines?

Discussion in 'Leather & Kydex Tools and Equipment' started by Icho-, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    Hey guys. Im considering getting a sewing machine for leather and whatever else. Here's what I'm looking at. Its a Pfaff 1295 walking feet 3phase motor and they will throw in a 110v clutch motor. Any ideas what it would be worth? Also I was wondering what the controller panel does.... I know I am lost when it comes to sewing machines lol. Any other help would be greatly appreciated.



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  2. stevebates

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    What voltage is that Icho, it looks like a 125/250V plug?
     
  3. Icho-

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    Not sure yet. That's all it said in the ad. I'm hoping to talk to him tomorrow.
     
  4. stevebates

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    Looks like a cool machine if you get it I better see some inlayed sheaths ;)
     
  5. Icho-

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    I hope it is heavy-duty enough for at least 3 layers of 8oz leather. If it is I will be trying all kinds of different things. I'm liking leather working I just don't care for the stitching part of it.
     
  6. stevebates

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    I hear where your coming from every time I make a sheath I get excited then it comes to the stitching and I feel like an old lady on the couch...lol!!!
     
  7. Drewz

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    A walking foot machine is great to work with but I am not a fan of post machines like this one. I prefer a free arm like an Adler or a bench top like a Juki or Consew walking foot. They are not cheap but they will handle everything from heavy multiple layers of canvas to heavy leather. I have been sewing leather since I was 8 years old and I am 42 now. I have never been a fan of Pfaff for leather work, just not durable enough.

    What is the price??
     
  8. Icho-

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    Hey. Sorry guys. I didn't even notice you guys replied.

    I'm actually the opposite Steve. When it comes to the stitching I just stare at it for a while and hope a sewing machine appears. Lol.

    Drew. I saw a nice Adler on kijiji a while back. it looked a bit older but it may have just been rebuilt because it looked new and perfect condition. It also had a new servo motor. It was an arm type. Too bad it was a lot more than I was willing to spend right now. The guy was asking $400 for this machine.
     
  9. Rob W

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    good thread ! (no pun intended) been looking to sew up ( sorry that's bad, couldnt resist ) a deal on a machine as well , still looking
     
  10. Icho-

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    Lol Rob. Ya I think this one is still available but since it looks like it may not be what I need I will keep going with the awl.
     

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