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Old 02-12-2013, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by crownver View Post
Hey Dan,

This is what he is talking about. Have you ever looked at one? Just curious. If it works it might be better than a regular machine for small jobs?
Exactly what I was thinking I'm familiar with real walking foot machines, an old friend of mine had a room full of the things at one time and I got to play around with them, impressive machines., but im not going to invest that kind of cash for an individual project.
We've done some seriously heavy stuff on the old foot run Singer, but it ends up taking 2-3 people to wrangle the material and play tug of war with it to keep it all in position or the feed dogs will just try to take the bottom layer or two and run with them, doesn't matter how much you back the spring pressure out ., but as long as the material stays lined up, that critter will go through just about anything.

Then again, the little add on jobs might only be stout enough to ride over quilt tops and explode in your face if you sent them off to ride over 4 layers of leather .... but considering I'm using a machine thats about a hundred years old, I dont think singer makes anything quite that crappy
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