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I cut this from an eBay sellers description of a Singer 15 sewing machine.

"Walking Foot Machines

See my guide for a detailed discussion of walking foot machines. I sold mine because I never used it. I found it to be unweidly, and basically overkill for most of my projects, even leather and vinyl. The biggest benefit of a walking foot machine is the even feeding of two materials, especialy slick materials, or materials that require pattern matching. For most projects, that trouble can be overcome with the use of an inexpensive teflon or roller foot.

A walking foot machine is NO MORE POWERFUL THAN A REGULAR STRAIGHT STITCH INDUSTRIAL MACHINE! The same kind of clutch motor drives each! The walking foot refers to the feeding of material, not the strength of the machine!"

What do you think? I don't agree with him.

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He's full of sh it. If it didn't work, why do so many industrial machines have a walking foot, also known as alternating presser feet, and why is a machine with that feature in such demand? That's like saying a machine with a single feed system doesn't work better than a machine with two separate feed systems that work in conjunction with one another. He's just trying to sell his own piece of junk machine.
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He's full of sh it. If it didn't work, why do so many industrial machines have a walking foot, also known as alternating presser feet, and why is a machine with that feature in such demand? That's like saying a machine with a single feed system doesn't work better than a machine with two separate feed systems that work in conjunction with one another. He's just trying to sell his own piece of junk machine.
That's just what I thought too.
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He is right about one thing, a walking foot machine isn't more powerful, but whatever you're sewing goes through the machine easier, which lets you do a better job of sewing.

You can take the head bolts off your engine with a vise grip pliers, but why not use a socket wrench when it's obviously a better choice for the job. I'm in favor of whatever makes it easier for me to sew, and the walking foot does that.
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