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Old 11-07-2011, 10:51 PM
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Walking foot needle feed questions

I've been reading this forum all evening, so far I have been unsuccessful in finding the answers I'm looking for. I have yet to buy a machine as I'm not quite done researching yet.
I plan on doing a cockpit cover for my boat and a couple hot rod interiors. The boat cockpit cover will be a canvas and the hot rod will be leather if I have it my way. Do I need a walking foot needle feed, or will a walking foot machine be sufficient? Secondly, can the needle feed be turned off/deactivated when not needed? Thirdly, if the needle feed is not able to be deactivated, would a machine with it be ok for doing general boat and auto upholstery work, or would it be more difficult?
Sorry for my rambling on. So many questions and thoughts as I type.

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