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Difference between generic and professional
christik
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Date: 9/29/13 12:35 PM

I have a Necchi BU, a vintage high shank domestic machine, and am considering getting a walking foot for it. There are 2 different feet available, one a "generic walking foot" and the other is a "professional walking foot". The difference in price is about $30. Has anyone used these feet, and if so, what it the difference in performance for a domestic machine? Is the spacing of the feed mechanism different? Just from observation, the "professional" foot looks a lot meatier.

Also, can you use the professional walking foot on a vintage industrial, say a 31-15?


Thanks in advance!

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Date: 9/29/13 1:06 PM

Walking feet can be made to high standards or low standards, but usually that has little to do with whether a vendor will label them "industrial strength." Sometimes, it's just wishful thinking.

Do you have links to the feet?

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Date: 9/29/13 1:17 PM

Just FYI,this is what an industrial walking foot assembly looks like.

You can find even feed feet for the Janome 1600P sewing maching which is a domesticated industrial. I'm not sure that it's safe to use on, e.g. a 5000spm machine, though.
-- Edited on 9/29/13 1:18 PM --

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Date: 9/29/13 1:24 PM

Modifying the Singer professional Walking foot for use on Singer 31 Series Industrial machines

Apparently the singer 31's stroke is too long to use an ordinary, unmodified walking foot.

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Date: 9/29/13 4:47 PM




That looks like a walking foot machine, similar to the Sailrite sewing machines.


-- Edited on 9/29/13 5:01 PM --

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Date: 9/29/13 5:00 PM

Go with the "generic"

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Date: 9/29/13 6:27 PM

I just used my Janome brand walking foot on my 1600P on Friday. I definitely wouldn't use it at the faster speeds. This particular foot came with my extension table kit and unfortunately it doesn't have an area to push in the arm guide (I just taped one down on top of the foot).

I've never seen walking feet like the industrial ones in those Youtube videos, cool!

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Date: 9/30/13 8:31 PM







That looks like a walking foot machine, similar to the Sailrite sewing machines.




-- Edited on 9/29/13 5:01 PM -- [/quote]
It's a singer 211 something, one of the machines that Sailrite copies.
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