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Thanx again, Will put a post after I try it for a while
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upper thread tensioner and feet. I was going to try it today but I guess it will be saturday before I get to try it
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man, That is one awesome machine. I have a feeling that I will be going through another learning curve. After a little while I was able to get a little speed control but one lapse of concentration and the speed control was over. I think I will save up for a servo motor. Anybody have any brand recomendations or more important ones to stay away from?........Steve
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:39 PM
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I have this servo motor on all three of my machines: CLICK HERE I see the price has gone up some since I last bought one.
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Guess that is my next investment. Do you get any variability in the speed control via the treadle or does it act like an on off switch at the selected rpm on the motor. The reason I asked is that on my little kenmore that I learned on I got used to having the foot control supply the variable speed control. Dan, thanx again for your help. It is very much appreciated.
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With the clutch motor, the motor is either on or off, and the only way to go slower is knowing how to slip the clutch by feathering the treadle. That takes a lot of touch and a lot of experience to do correctly.

The servo motor will let your machine act like your old Kenmore. In other words, when you press down on the treadle, the less you push the slower the machine goes, and the more you push the faster the machine goes, just like the foot pedal on the Kenmore. There are also settings to slow it down to an absolute crawl. I can set my machines to slowly sew one stitch at a time with the treadle pushed down all the way. This is a great feature when learning to sew. I promise you will love the way the machine runs with a servo motor powering it.
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will probably order this week. Is the optional 50 mm pulley advisable?
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No, don't bother with any extra pulleys, the stock one will work fine. Mine came with a 90MM (3 1/2") pulley. 50MM (about 2") would make the sewing machine run a lot slower, but you have other adjustments on the motor to do the same thing. If you feel you need the slower speed later on, you can get a smaller pulley at any full service hardware store. Do you know how to figure out the right size for the belt? Look at post #27 in this thread: CLICK HERE
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The company you turned me onto actually has an ebay store and they have that motor with the extra pulley and belt for the same 179.00. I can start with the stock pulley and if I feel I need it I can change pulleys. Thanx again........Steve
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Dan,

Does your 226 have the little thread loop above the needle like my old Singer used to have. This 226 I just picked up does not have that one. If it needs it, how much trouble is that? The nearest sewing machine place that will work in industrial machines is in Spokane (350 miles away), so I would hope it is a simple fix if necessary.

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Yes, it should have that thread guide above the needle. It is part of the needle bar and is held in place with the screw that holds the needle in place and another screw just above it. If your needle bar doesn't have the two tapped holes for it, you need to have the needle bar replaced. This should be done by a pro. Go to this web site: CLICK HERE click on "parts database", and search for part number 127245. That's the part you're looking for.
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Dan,

Thanks for the info, I went home at lunch and checked my machine and it has both threaded holes, but only one screw is in now. I just ordered the thread loop and the screws. My parts list showed a different part number for the loop, so I ordered both it and the one you told me, then I know I will have the correct one, and possibly the one that works the best beside that one.

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Sorry about that, I gave you the wrong number. It should have been 15089.
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Thanx Dan, Got the servo motor and it makes life alot easier. With that clutch motor it was only a matter of time till I got my finger stitched into the work. What is the easiest way to hide "panty lines" in my upholstery? I was practicing piping and noticed that 4 layers of vinyl (1 face, 2 piping, 1 top)would probably leave a good ledge in the work. Thanx again for your help on the consew 226, I am a rookie and youre guidance made it a hell of a lot easier.........Steve
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You need to glue sew foam to the back of the parts next to the welt (piping) if it's in the middle of the seat cover. It won't show if it's around the perimeter of the seat cover. Check out this thread: CLICK HERE
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