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Old 03-12-2010, 09:40 AM
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Consew 206R - Sounds to cheap.....

I saw this ebay auction for a consew 206R portable machine CLICK HERE. Sounds too cheap, what's wrong with it? Would it be good for learning / practice. I see myself eventually doing light upholstery, at least my own ride, maybe more. I've seen DanTwoLakes say to stay away from newer 206's is this the one he was talking about? I'd really like to find something reasonable to learn with, then move to something more pricey. What do you guys think?

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The machine in question on E-Bay is a portable machine with the motor built in, not mounted to the table. This is kind of like a real heavy duty home machine. It's like a copy of the Sailrite LS-1 portables. CLICK HERE It is only a drop feed ( material is pulled through with feed dogs) machine instead of a compound feed (which is a combination of drop feed and needle feed) machine. It also only goes 800 stitches per minute top speed instead of 3000 to 3500 stitches per minute like a table model 206. It also has lower foot lift height than the 206 table model. It would be O.K. to learn on because it goes so slow. The reason it goes so slow is that the small motor ( about 1/8th H.P.) needs to be geared down to produce as much torque as a table mounted machine with a 1/2 H.P. motor. The Sailrite machine would be a better choice if you want a portable, but the Sailrite costs $700.

The newer Consew 206 compound walking foot machines are made in China by I don't know who, and they used to be made in Japan by Seiko. The Chinese made machine is absolute junk. I'm guessing this machine is made in China because of the price, but I don't really know.
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Thanks for the info Dan.
I pretty much figured it wasn't what I was really looking for. I've been practicing a lot on my home machine and am quickly learning the short falls of a home machine. I will just keep my eyes open for a good deal on one that will do what I need for auto upholstery. Thanks again.
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You'll find one eventually. I picked up my Singer 111W for 175 bucks. The table cost me another 200 from a different source
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You'll find one eventually. I picked up my Singer 111W for 175 bucks. The table cost me another 200 from a different source
How is that Singer? I have a tacsew right now which seems to be an 206 rb5 knockoff, works fine but not something I would want to spend hours a day working with(which I do). Had a juki 562 before that, but it ran too fast I at the time I didn't want to bother with a servo motor or pulley so I sold it. Big mistake.
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How is that Singer? I have a tacsew right now which seems to be an 206 rb5 knockoff, works fine but not something I would want to spend hours a day working with(which I do). Had a juki 562 before that, but it ran too fast I at the time I didn't want to bother with a servo motor or pulley so I sold it. Big mistake.
It's a great machine. I replaced the bobbin case because the spring was kind of shot. Once I did that it was great. It goes through 1/2 inch sew foam with no problem at all.
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