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Help me choose a Heavy Duty Machine
Zaphod Beeblebrox
Zaphod Beeblebrox
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Date: 7/20/11 1:37 PM

I've been talking to some various machine dealers of both used and new around my area looking for a machine to sew #8 Cotton Duck Canvas (18oz weight)

Here's a short list of the machine I'm considering and have been recommended by various salespeople:

Juki 98Q
Yamata FY5618
Juki 563
Consew 205
Tacsew 111 (<--seems identical to the Consew 205 to my eyes)
Sewline 106
Sailrite LSZ-1

They're all close enough in price that it doesn't make a big difference. I only really need straight stitch with reverse. And I want the ability to use a binding attachment.

Can you fine folks help me choose a machine or at least help me understand why one might be better than another?

NM gal
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Date: 7/20/11 3:47 PM

I have none of the ones you listed. Just wanted to point out all the sewing factories that make heavy duty stuff are equipped w/ Juki's.
greenandlilac

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In reply to Zaphod Beeblebrox

Date: 7/21/11 8:51 PM

You should ask aguywhosews about the Sailrite.
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