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Re: Vinyl Leatherette recovering advice sought

 by Adam12 ¦  Wed Feb 21, 2024 1:06 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Vinyl Leatherette recovering advice sought ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 87

Yes it's heat molded, i'd be more inclined to add a seam to it so you know it will lay flat without wrinkles

Re: Sewing Machine advice

 by Adam12 ¦  Sun Feb 18, 2024 3:23 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Sewing Machine advice ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 486

Clutch motors when turned on will spin at about 2500rpm, as you press the pedal a cork clutch engages the spinning weight to turn the machine. Servo only spins when you press the pedal (quieter) and you can set the max speed to whatever you're comfortable with. For your first industrial and doing au...

Re: Sewing Machine advice

 by Adam12 ¦  Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:06 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Sewing Machine advice ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 486

I very much appreciate the kind words @BigRig . Not sure where you're located @Feisty but there seem to be a lot of good used machines on the market right now. At least in my area. Stick with the well known brands such as singer, consew, juki, adler and pfaff. They will retain their value and you ca...

Re: which sewing machine for a newbie?

 by Adam12 ¦  Thu Feb 15, 2024 3:46 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: which sewing machine for a newbie? ¦  Replies: 19 ¦  Views: 2829

Judt needle bar height


 by Adam12 ¦  Thu Feb 15, 2024 3:45 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: PLEASE HELP - MACHINE IS BROKEN ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 511

I agree, hook\needle clearance or saftey clutch

Re: Scrim/sew foam and zippers

 by Adam12 ¦  Tue Feb 13, 2024 12:09 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Scrim/sew foam and zippers ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 343

Couple options, you can sew the zippers on before and glue the foam separately if it's 2 separate pieces. You can also sew the zipper down flat and then just split the vinyl down the center of the zipper. Leaves a raw edge but zippers are hidden from sight anyway. Could also score/peel away foam fro...

That's a tough one. I can't imagine there being a locking mechanism aside from a manual foot lift lever. I expect you have the air pressure turned off and still stuck? You could try tapping it down. With the spring pressure, it naturally wants to be down so i'd guess either something has it in a bin...

Re: Bonded Poly Tex 90 issues with various brands

 by Adam12 ¦  Fri Feb 09, 2024 4:46 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Bonded Poly Tex 90 issues with various brands ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 697

We've used Amann serabond 90 and 135 for a few years now. No issues to report except that we once accidentally ordered serafil and no one liked that (not bonded). Personally i did not care for superior thread, and i felt like it had a larger diameter than equivalent threads of other brands and I've ...

Re: Looking for black vinyl to match 1971 Nissan GTR

 by Adam12 ¦  Tue Jan 23, 2024 1:24 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Looking for black vinyl to match 1971 Nissan GTR ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 1761

Looks pretty similar to Spradling Islander too

Re: Year 2024 Servo Motor Options

 by Adam12 ¦  Thu Jan 18, 2024 12:24 am ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Year 2024 Servo Motor Options ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 4329

Agreed, reliable, sewquiet, sailrite, consew all have good drives. If you do, i'd reccommed getting a brushless servo with needle positioner. Other than that you could swap for a small pulley and add a speed reducer to your clutch motor. It'll increase the punch as well as slow it down.

Re: Juki LU 563 vs Juki 1541S

 by Adam12 ¦  Mon Nov 27, 2023 3:23 pm ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Juki LU 563 vs Juki 1541S ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 799

@BigRig have to agree, my Adler 267 is the only machine i have that isn't for sale. A well tuned 563 will give it a run though

Re: Juki LU 563 vs Juki 1541S

 by Adam12 ¦  Sun Nov 26, 2023 10:01 pm ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Juki LU 563 vs Juki 1541S ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 799

563 has a larger U bobbin and is a vertical hook (top load). 1541S uses side load M bobbin. Both have their advantages and both killer machines. U bobbins are really nice but horizontal hook machines seem to be less fussy about holding your threads on take off.

Re: Interior led lights

 by Adam12 ¦  Wed Nov 15, 2023 9:39 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Interior led lights ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 416

The website i quoted has 8' and 16' lengths that are $112 and $169 respectively. If you want cheap, search ebay for the marine led's they are cheap for a reason though. I threw those away

Re: Interior led lights

 by Adam12 ¦  Wed Nov 15, 2023 6:20 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Interior led lights ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 416

Check the marine suppliers, they sell larger rolls of led strips. has a few options

Re: winding bobbins

 by Adam12 ¦  Fri Nov 10, 2023 12:40 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: winding bobbins ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 430

The bobbin winding should finish long before you run out in the machine. I can usually hear a difference when the bobbin runs out

Re: Help with needle size

 by Adam12 ¦  Fri Nov 10, 2023 12:37 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Help with needle size ¦  Replies: 9 ¦  Views: 1477

A collier equipment is a reputable dealer of Mauser Spezial machines, they can even dial it in for your needs before shipping. I bet there is some one closer, i'd expect any phaff/adler dealer could order them but having one in stock is probably a crap shoot

Re: Juki dnu 1541S set up

 by Adam12 ¦  Sat Nov 04, 2023 12:41 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Juki dnu 1541S set up ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 617

What model is the servo? Add plenty of pictures

Re: Marine Vinyl Suggestion

 by Adam12 ¦  Fri Nov 03, 2023 3:36 pm ¦  Forum: Marine ¦  Topic: Marine Vinyl Suggestion ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 698

We use Softside all the time, nothing wrong with it in my opinion. Easy to work with and lots of places carry it. Sunbrella Horizon is the best out there that i've seen but expensive

Re: Juki dnu 1541S set up

 by Adam12 ¦  Fri Nov 03, 2023 3:26 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Juki dnu 1541S set up ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 617

Check the back of the on/off control switch box, they often plug in to there, should only be 1 receptacle that it fits into. Jusr route the wire through the belt slot but make sure it has clearance from the belt and is well secured

Re: Clicking Tension Plates followed by birdnest

 by Adam12 ¦  Tue Sep 05, 2023 10:22 pm ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Clicking Tension Plates followed by birdnest ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 957

Pictures always help. Kinda sounds like the tension is set too tight. With too much pressure on the discs, the thread can want to jump out. Set your bobbin tension first then the top.

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