Shoe machines

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#526 Post by mlharris » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:11 pm

Hello Supply Forum......Looking for bench sole press....something similar to my attached pic....its a dinosaur but understand would work for prototyping womens shoes. Thanks in advance for any responses :)
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#527 Post by johnl » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:09 am

Due to a change in status, I am having to downsize quickly. A lot of my tools and stuff must go Can anyone help me establish a fair price on the following:
Singer post machine with almost new dc motor. Sews great.
Tippman Aerostitch Great shape
Landis 12 Dirty, need cleaning. I have never used it. Sewed well when I bought it, just been sitting. The only issue I know of is channel knife blade. Either needs one, or the one it has needs adjusting. Can't remember.
Singer model 29k patcher with treadle stand.
5 in 1
2 shoe presses
Singer 31-15 head only

The equipment is located in Memphis TN.

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#528 Post by admin » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:22 am

Just to forestall any possible problems...all quotes or selling advice that involves estimates of value on this equipment would be best kept to private mail or email.

It would probably be OK but it's borderline, so...a word to the wise.

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#529 Post by jbcustom » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:19 pm

May I post a link to equipment I have on Craigslist?
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#530 Post by admin » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:21 am

Guild policy:

"As long as prices are not mentioned/haggled over on the CC...notice of sales are fine."

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#531 Post by jbcustom » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:02 am

As a regular buyer and seller of good used machinery, I have posted a current list and pictures of several of pieces I have available. Please visit it at: http://denver.craigslist.org/bfs/5148633680.html
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#532 Post by banksy686 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:34 am

Hello everyone, I've been making shoes for about 6 months now, and so far, I've been doing everything by hand. I've decided it's time to upgrade to a sewing machine. I'm leaning towards Techsew, and I'm trying to decide between the 810 and the 830 models. As far as I can tell the big difference is that the 830 is top and bottom feed, whereas the 810 is bottom feed only. Is having top and bottom feed worth the extra money , and will it make easier work for my unskilled hands?

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#533 Post by dw » Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:03 pm

banksy686 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:34 am wrote:Hello everyone, I've been making shoes for about 6 months now, and so far, I've been doing everything by hand. I've decided it's time to upgrade to a sewing machine. I'm leaning towards Techsew, and I'm trying to decide between the 810 and the 830 models. As far as I can tell the big difference is that the 830 is top and bottom feed, whereas the 810 is bottom feed only. Is having top and bottom feed worth the extra money , and will it make easier work for my unskilled hands?
IMO, you'd be better off looking for a Singer 31 class flatbed sewing machine (bottom feed). I've used one for near on to 50 years now. It has never let me down. And since they are all pretty much used, you could afford a Singer 136 class post machine (again bottom feed). and you might have money left over.

The only time you really need top and bottom feed is when you're sewing on to and off of multiple thicknesses of thick leather.

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#534 Post by das » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:13 am

I agree completely with DW, but I'd suggest you also consider a used Singer 236-100 post bed. It's bottom (wheel) feed, but the presser roller also has a drive belt so it assists--steers like a sports car.

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#535 Post by banksy686 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:17 am

Okay, thanks for the input guys. A bottom fed post bed would be fine for making other goods too, such as tote bags, purses, canvas bags etc?

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#536 Post by das » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:02 am

I've sewn two layers of mellow 5 oz. veg-tan just fine with my 236 W-100, but of course you have to go up in needle/thread sizes and back off the spi.

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#537 Post by RodMomtazi » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:53 pm

I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get a replacement head for a sewing machine that simply punches holes through something like thin veg tanned bellies? I've seen this done on youtube videos, especially special punches for 'pinking' leather. So does anyone know where I could get something that simply punches round holes, maybe 1-1.5mm wide?

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#538 Post by dw » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:27 am

Not sure what you mean by "replacement head"...for all intents and purposes a "head" is the sewing machine. It sits atop the table. Any old 31 class Singer would do it. That's what I use for gimping (pinking) but I also still use that machine for sewing so a replacement head or a dedicated machine isn't necessary.

As far as punches is concerned, they are made. Where? I dunno. I suspect that short of a purpose made gimping and broguing machine, accuracy may be an issue.
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#539 Post by quaileggs » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:00 pm

Hi,
I noticed a couple of you talking about a straight needle stitcher, I had one of those for a bit and I liked it, it did what I needed but then I bought a Landis model 12 L. I am now looking to sell it. I am somewhat flexible on the price. If you are interested talk to me private. I live in Minneapolis MN, if you chose to ship it that would be your cost, but I would suggest coming and getting it.

Thanks Justin

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