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Old 01-22-2012, 04:59 PM
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machine question for dan. please.

Hi buddy , we have a Toyota walking foot sewing machine at our workshop for the auto upholstery , works a little quiet over here in the UK at the moment and I've taken refrigeration work back on to keep the money coming in , downside is I don't get as much chance to get to the workshop as i would like , walking foot sewing machines are soo expensive over here now , my question is would a brother industrial non walking foot machine handle most auto work so I could have a second machine at home. Cheers Ade

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Any home machine will do 3/4 of what an industrial machine will do, and only you can decide whether it's worth buying one, depending on what you need it to do. Personally, I'd rather spend more for an industrial machine and be able to do that last 1/4 that a home machine won't do.
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I have had two brother machines apart for maintenance both at least 10 yers old. They both had a lot of plastic parts including gears
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hi dan , thanks for replying , im not talking about a home machine , i mean something like a Brother DB2 B755 , i can pick one of these up for around $200 where as a walking foot start at around $600 to $1800 second hand . i have a compound allternating presser foot toyota machine at the workshop. i do also have a home machine too , but dont use it for anythng more than curtain hemming. cheers ade
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DB2 B755 is an industrial machine, but it is intended for light fabric and clothing. I don't know what you want to do with this machine, but it is intended to sew 5500 stitches a minute in an industrial setting sewing flat seams. It is basically a very, very heavy duty home sewing machine.
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cheers dan , it would be for doing soft furnishings and some auto work if it would handle it. ade
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Like I said, it will do 3/4 or more of the things you need to do for auto upholstery, and will be a great machine to do flat work with. For $200, that's a good price. New they go for $800 or more.
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