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horvath 02-06-2007 06:00 AM

Sewing Machine Accessories Question
I've decided to go ahead and buy an industrial machine (the Tacsew T111-155) ... they agreed to give me a welt set with the machine and it comes with 5 (size 21) needles and 5 M-Class bobbins. I'm getting the table with the light, etc. too, and I'm wondering what accessories I''ll wish I would have ordered with it but didn't (cuz I didn't know any better).

1. Should I order any other feet?
2. Should I get more needles? And should I get leather needles? I'll be working with 3 oz. - 4.5 oz. leather.
3. It comes with a clutch motor but I can upgrade that to a servo motor which they say gives you more control -- should I get the servo motor?


Bob C 02-06-2007 06:29 AM

I highly recommend the servo motor. It's always good to have extra needles. Other than that it sounds like you have everything you need to get started. There will always be things you will add later.

horvath 02-06-2007 06:47 AM

Thanks, Bob. I was planning on the servo motor but wasn't sure about it ... now I am.
Fill me in ... what kind of things might I want to be adding later?

Bob C 02-06-2007 09:02 AM

Different attachments. I have a binding attachment but I rarely use it. Maybe
a zipper foot, not for zippers but you can get into some tight places with it. I even cut some feet up for sewing things where a normal foot wouldn't work. In this business that's the fun of it. Be creative and come up with new ideas.
Don't be afraid to try something different. :thumbup:

horvath 02-06-2007 10:34 AM

Thanks, Bob.

A zipper foot is always good to have around; I'll get them to toss one of those in, too.

armysniper 02-06-2007 08:09 PM

A servo motor will give you unreal control But, nothing a clutch motor and a light foot can't handle.

I wouldn't go crazy with accessories. Get em as you need em. I've said it before, I don't think I ever take my welt foot off.

horvath 02-07-2007 01:26 AM

Thanks again.

I ordered the Tacsew (w/table, etc.) and he threw in a 1/4" welt set, ten #22 leather needles and 5 M-class bobbins ... I also ordered the servo motor. Everything should be here next week.

fordSR 02-07-2007 05:45 AM

Servo Motor
I bought the servo motor for my machine.......think I paid around $200. When I hooked it up I found it was very noisy. The noise was louder on slow speeds. Sort of sounded like a vibrating hum, but very loud. I called and the supplier said this was normal for these machines. I sent it back. Now if you're buying the $1,500 motor it may not have this problem. You will get used to the clutch motor but you will always turn the machine by hand when going around corners. Buy the smallest pulley for the motor abount 1 1/2" to make the machine more controllable. For sewing machine accessories, CutSewService in Calif has the largest selection and the best prices that I've found. Contact them at 800 225-2983. Having a large sellection of pressor feet makes the job easier, kinda like having the right tool for the job. I have a box full of just about foot available for my Consew 206RB and find then indespensable, and money well spent. They do have a website and I think a Yahoo search will find them.

fordSR 02-07-2007 06:11 AM

Horvath, one other thing I forgot to mention. Many industrial machines come with a 3225 RPM motor which is way too fast for general upholstery work. The 1725 motor with the small pulley works much better and is easier to control.

Bob C 02-07-2007 06:25 AM

I converted my Juki to an air motor. Fairly quiet and will go as slow or as fast as you want. Very easy to control with plenty of power.

horvath 02-07-2007 07:15 AM

Thanks, Jim. The servo motor was only an additional $99.00 ... of course that includes swapping out the clutch motor ... I'll let you know if it's noisy.

I found the site for CutSewService -- thanks!

The Tacsew has a 1/2 HP, 1725 rpm ... but, come to think of it, that was the clutch motor; I'm not sure about the servo motor.

Hey, Bob -- How did you convert your Juki to an air motor? Sounds cool!

Bob C 02-07-2007 07:44 AM

Weaver leather has an air motor conversion.

horvath 02-07-2007 07:51 AM

Cool site ... but I'll be hanged if I can find the air motor.

Bob C 02-07-2007 09:39 AM


Originally Posted by horvath
Cool site ... but I'll be hanged if I can find the air motor.

Part # 65-8020 and 65-8025
It's in their catalog. I don't know why it's not on line.
800-932-8371 for a free catalog

horvath 02-07-2007 02:39 PM


Thanks, Bob.

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