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Old 01-25-2012, 12:17 PM
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Greetings all; I just joined forum. mainly because of Dan. and his xpertise. how do you find the time to answer all these posts? anyways I have been reading your recommendations. I found a 211u for a good price but owner said they nocked it out of time and its locked up. I can buy it as is $3oo. suggestions. its in a upholstery shop. also have a old consew226r available that is ready to sew for $550.

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Either one will work just fine. It will cost you about $150 to get the 211's timing re-set and have the machine checked over by an industrial sewing machine mechanic, assuming there are no parts that need to be replaced. You should do that anyway, with either machine. I'd take the one that has reverse, if only one of them has reverse. What are the last 3 numbers of the 211U? The U just means it was built in Japan.
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I was reading in archives of 211.s with similiar problem. Dan the singer seems to be a newer machine than the consew. owner of 211 bought a new 206 consew. both old machines have reverse. no extra feet or anything.
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If the Singer machine is not a 211U157A, both the Singer and the Consew 226R are almost identical, including the feet being interchangeable. I have a 226R, and do most of my sewing on it.

You don't want a Singer 211U157A.
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Dan; you truly are a blessing to this forum. the 211u567 has a custom table for upholstery work. my next question. how often do these need maintenance. assuming light use after I own it. on car, motorcycle, boat stuff. is a stitch length adjustment used very often?
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Thank you for the kind words. If you're only using the machine once in a while, all you really have to do is keep it oiled, and blow out the lint with an air nozzle when you're done using it. The stitch length adjustment is used when switching from fabric to leather, vinyl, or Ultraleather. You use 7 to 9 stitches per inch for fabric, and 5 to 6 stitches per inch for the rest.

Your machine is a single needle, lock stitch, compound feed, with alternating presser feet. The 211U's have automatic oiling, but I would advise you to oil it manually rather than trying to fill the reservoir. The possibility of the oiling system leaking is very great. I don't know if your machine has the automatic thread cut-off feature or not. I think this machine is somehow special because there is no instruction or service manual specific to this model number.
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wife isnt very happy. told her how much it cost and that I found a guy to work on it. wow. I guess she has a point. But I am taking the seller @ their word that it was functioning and just needs timing and clean/lube tune. Got it home bout hour ago. Got a huge table with machine. my eyes are bad so I thought listing said seventyfour inches by sixtytwo inches got there and it was 7foot4inches by six foot 2inches. formica over entire exterior. and a clutch motor. You made me look smart. no small feet. the info I got off this sight. was more general knowledge. than lady that was in business a verylong time. I saw a revision number that is added to 211manual to include the 211u567. I think most of it is lubrication mods. not sure bout that thou. Thanks Dan, now I need to figure out what to do bout the 226r I'm sposed to look at this wkend. sandy
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If the 226R has a table and a motor, $500 is a steal. You could re-sell it and make a couple hundred. BTW, you can buy a new table for the Singer from Harbor Freight for about $175.
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this table is awsome. I will take a pic and try to learn how to load it when I get it inside. If it isnt ruined. Its raining out. got it covered but it got wet first. If you get on craigslist and look industrial sewing machines in detroit or flint mi consew is there also. 226r is quite old and table is ruff. but it sews. one is in romeo. 450dollars one is in chesining listed for 600 or 550 cant remember. hope this isnt breaking rules of posting things for sale. Moderator will let me know. thanks all that read and helped sandy
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No, it's not a violation unless you are the one selling the machines, and you aren't selling them, you're looking to buy them.
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Dan; you truly are a blessing to this forum. the 211u567 has a custom table for upholstery work. my next question. how often do these need maintenance. assuming light use after I own it. on car, motorcycle, boat stuff. is a stitch length adjustment used very often?
I have a 211U567b. any idea on how to change the stitch length and any other insight on this machine? Thanks
(so theres no manual for this!? thats why i couldnt find it)
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You change stitch length when going from cloth to vinyl and leather, and vice versa. You use more stitches to the inch with cloth, like 7 to 9 per inch, and less with vinyl and leather, 5 to 6 per inch. You can use the 211A manual for your machine. http://parts.singerco.com/IPinstManuals/211A.pdf
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