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My head is spinning with the choices of industrial machines
natemoore
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Date: 9/24/12 4:36 PM

For boat upholstery, opinions please:

Non-walking foot
Singer 31-15
Singer 660A2

Walking foot
Power Pro Plus (defunct company?)

Too many cheap knock-offs and too many fly-by-night online sewing companies. Too much confusion.

I know the way to go is to just by a Sailrite, but the Sailrite guy scared me away from the eBayers, too.

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Date: 9/24/12 4:39 PM

Check Consew and Juki, too

tgm and Kittys
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In reply to natemoore <<


Date: 9/24/12 5:14 PM

Congrats on finding a sm.
-- Edited on 9/26/12 7:39 PM --

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Home of the adorable Baby & Mittee girl >^,,^<
Santa Kitty is on the move... Meowy Christmas everyone!

Oh good, DH has now getting a nice part time job. Avg 20 hours a week.
The sewing workers:
Hello Kitty Kate (green), Hello Kitty Valerie, Dottie Kenmore, Bubba Kenmore the traveler.

Be still & know that I Am God +
Dear God...please help us out..Thank you..+

natemoore
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Date: 9/24/12 5:25 PM

At this point it's all moot. I had a long conversation with a guy who was selling a used LS-1 with the big monster wheel for $480 on eBay. I think it was a good buy and will suit my needs.

Oh, BTW, regarding those manufacturers who claim that their machine is identical to Sailrite and are made in the same Taiwan factory, only the castings are the same. The internals aren't. This was according to Matt at Sailrite.

Also, Matt cautioned me about buying off eBay because many of the Sailrite machines offered do not have everything that is supposed to come with the kit. Don't let the term "Authorized Dealer" lull you, either.

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Date: 9/25/12 10:10 PM

Sounds like Matt at Sailrite is doing a fine job for Sailrite...


-- Edited on 9/25/12 10:10 PM --

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A sewing machine is just a welder for textiles.

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