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Re: Consew 206RB-1 HELP!

 by Adam12 ¦  Thu Feb 02, 2023 4:42 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Consew 206RB-1 HELP! ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 63

Few details needed, what size needle and thread? How thick is your stack of material? Are your reverse stitches the same length as your forward stitches?

Re: mitsubishi du-115

 by Adam12 ¦  Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:40 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: mitsubishi du-115 ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 112

Ideally, the first thing i would want to do is even up the fwd/rev stitch lengths. Not being familiar with that machine and since the 211 adjustments don't apply, i am not sure how to tell you to do that. Then set the stitch length dial so you can measure an even 4mm stitch. Depress the stitch lengt...

Re: New Tech 607Z

 by Adam12 ¦  Thu Jan 05, 2023 8:53 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: New Tech 607Z ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 233

Plenty of people get by using these type machines, they have their obvious limitations. Having or making a table to drop it in is a big plus or have some way to keep the machine in place...when feeding large pieces, the machine tends to slide around if not secure. I'd die of shock if the parts were ...

Re: Welting foot problems

 by Adam12 ¦  Sat Dec 24, 2022 1:51 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Welting foot problems ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 519

Yes sounds like needle deflection. Try going up to 1/4 welt foot.

Not familiar with the brand but based on design, i would say yes it would be just fine for upholstery work

Re: SEM Vinyl Paint

 by Adam12 ¦  Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:09 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: SEM Vinyl Paint ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 376

I used marine SEM on a dashboard in a go fast boat about 2 years ago i think it was. Outstanding results, far better than i expected. I have seen it used on the cabin seats in a cruiser when my friend just wanted a different color. He sold the boat 7 or 8 years after it was done and it looked just a...

Re: Marketing

 by Adam12 ¦  Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:54 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Marketing ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 342

I'd have to agree, word of mouth is my only strategy and my shop stays busy. I do see lots of people post on FB or Instagram but i am not much into social media myself. My best source for customers has been the marina where i slip my boat. A couple small jobs for myself and my friend's/family's boat...

Re: Viking Iris machine and upholstery ?

 by Adam12 ¦  Mon Oct 31, 2022 4:47 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Viking Iris machine and upholstery ? ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 325

Reverse is certainly nice to have but not the end of the world if you don't and will save money. My first industrial didn't have reverse, paid for itself on the first job. People have been sewing on machines without reverse for over a century but lots of people won't consider them. You can still loc...

Re: Viking Iris machine and upholstery ?

 by Adam12 ¦  Sun Oct 30, 2022 9:33 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Viking Iris machine and upholstery ? ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 325

Your machine will make stitches in a couple/few layers but you will be very limited on the number of layers you can cram under the foot, you certainly won't be able to use sew foam. If the stack is too tall it will cause the thread tension to release as if you had raised the foot manually(=sloppy st...

Re: Chandsew 440.

 by Adam12 ¦  Thu Oct 27, 2022 9:16 pm ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Chandsew 440. ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 287

Picture may help. Chandler has sold re badged machines from Adler in the past, they are with Consew now (and who knows what in between) so depending on how old it is, that model machine may still be in production but called something else now and that may be why info on it is lacking.

Re: Stitch length

 by Adam12 ¦  Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:33 am ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Stitch length ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 629

Looking back at the pic of the machine and notice this reverse limiter. It is possible that the indicator disc had been in its correct position and that this screw could be keeping the reverse paddle from rebounding completely which in turn could shorten the stitch length. Just a thought.

Re: Stitch length

 by Adam12 ¦  Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:15 am ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Stitch length ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 629

@BigRig , that is quite puzzling. The stitch indicator disc does not interact with other parts or have limiting abilities as far as I know. If you set it back to where it was does it go back to square one? Here is an excellent adjusters video for your machine by a wizard level mechanic i follow. Se...

Re: Stitch length

 by Adam12 ¦  Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:26 pm ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Stitch length ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 629

Here is what I would do. Set your stitch length until you get an even 7spi. Loosen the set screw on the dial indicator here Then press the stitch length button in the bed and rotate the hand wheel until it just sets. Turn the stitch indicator so you see 7 in the windo...

Re: Brother B837 how do i set hook timming?

 by Adam12 ¦  Fri Sep 09, 2022 11:31 am ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Brother B837 how do i set hook timming? ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 292

This is not a brother manual but the timing process is the same. See page 17

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Make sure the saftey clutch didn't slip first before adjusting.

Re: PFAFF 145 Service Manual

 by Adam12 ¦  Mon Sep 05, 2022 2:25 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: PFAFF 145 Service Manual ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 170

See if the 1245 manual will work for you. It supersedes the 545, which supersedes the 145.

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Re: Sunbrella Vs. Top Notch 9 Vs. ???

 by Adam12 ¦  Sat Aug 27, 2022 2:29 am ¦  Forum: Marine ¦  Topic: Sunbrella Vs. Top Notch 9 Vs. ??? ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 1589

Sorry that was sort of a "blanket" statement. In general polyester fades. I don't claim to know all of their products and have not used the top notch 9 that you are referring to. I did 1 project with a polyester top gun product years ago (no idea now which version, they have several) and a...

Re: Sunbrella Vs. Top Notch 9 Vs. ???

 by Adam12 ¦  Tue Aug 23, 2022 11:30 am ¦  Forum: Marine ¦  Topic: Sunbrella Vs. Top Notch 9 Vs. ??? ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 1589

Polyester fades in the sun where acrylic doesn't, so sunbrella for anything exposed and of course sunbrella will be color matched to the original. We use a lot of aqualon, stamoid and 18oz vinyl coated polyester for hidden reinforcement but that's what we have tons of in the scrap bin. If it's hidde...

Re: SEM removal.

 by Adam12 ¦  Sat Aug 20, 2022 11:49 am ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: SEM removal. ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 207

Ouch, i have used the stuff but never had to take it off. Can't come up with anything that will remove it without harming the vinyl.

Re: First project - Dining chairs - Vinyl or Leather?

 by Adam12 ¦  Sat Aug 20, 2022 11:40 am ¦  Forum: Furniture ¦  Topic: First project - Dining chairs - Vinyl or Leather? ¦  Replies: 12 ¦  Views: 673

Sunbrella Horizon is my new favorite. It's a synthetic, good rub rating and warranty.

Re: Tab source

 by Adam12 ¦  Sat Aug 20, 2022 11:32 am ¦  Forum: Marine ¦  Topic: Tab source ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 321

That's where i would start but i'm lucky enough to have a searay dealer that is close. Had to source chrome logos for a cobia earlier this year, cobia was very helpful.

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