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I am considering a Dematron pattern tacker, but I can't seem to find much about the brand quality wise. Anyone have any experience with the company or their brand of machines?

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I finally got a new Consew csm-3000 to replace my Juki servo motor. The dealer had it drop shipped from Consew and they did not include a manual (imagine that). It seems to be a bit different from my other Consew csm-1000 motors which I am familiar with, so I am a bit stumped. Is anyone here using a csm-3000 by any chance?

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Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Juki 1541S Oil Leak
« on: November 30, 2016, 05:39:36 PM »
Just picked up my new 1541 today. Upon filling the oil reservoir I realized the rubber stopper plugs are not tight at all and leak oil at what I consider a relatively fast rate. Is this part of the design or do I just have undersized stopper plugs?

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Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Serger Recommendations
« on: November 21, 2016, 07:27:33 AM »
I am approaching the point where my domestic serger is struggling to keep up with some of the materials I am working with.

I am considering a new Juki overlock but it is a bit confusing as there are so many variations and options for each model. I think I have it narrowed down to the 6700 and 6800 series but I am not quite sure what the difference between each series is. Any overlock experts here who could offer any insight?

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Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / New Juki Servo Motor
« on: November 14, 2016, 10:25:25 AM »
I just ordered a new machine today (yay!) with the intention of having the Reliable sewquiet 6000 servo motor installed. The sales guy informed me that they switched to new Juki servo motors and they have been great so far.

Two apparent benefits are a higher wattage output (750 as opposed to the 550 I am used to) as well as the ability to accommodate single phase 110-220 and three phase power. Can't wait to try it out.

Being that they are new I can't find any reviews online for them so I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with them?

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Vendors and sources / ISO Ranger Green 400/420D Pack Cloth
« on: November 11, 2016, 04:20:25 PM »
Does anybody have a source for ranger green pack cloth in cut yardage quantities? Definitely don't need a full roll and I haven't been able to locate any.  I am looking for about 10 yards.

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To those who use laser cutters have you ever tried cutting insulatuon? I know the laser will physically cut it, but since it can be an inch or more in thickness I wasn't sure if the focus of the laser would be an issue. I am specifically wondering about Climashield Apex since that is what I will be using.

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Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Custom folder help!
« on: October 31, 2016, 02:19:12 PM »
I recently purchased several off the shelf folder attachments to hem some very light material.  To be more specific the material is 70D / 1.9oz ripstop nylon.

The folder does a pretty good job up until the end of the hem. Since it is so light it tends to get misaligned at the very end and it looks very sloppy.

For those who have experience using custom made folders, would a folder tailored to this specific material alleviate this issue? Or is the weight of the material going to be a limitation?

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Vendors and sources / Kryptek Licencing
« on: October 21, 2016, 07:08:25 AM »
I recently contacted Kryptek in an effort to purchase fabric direct from them. They informed me that they are no longer selling fabric outright to manufacturers. They now require licencing to purchase their patterns.

After I conveyed the fact that I did not need an entire truckload of Cordura they stopped returning my emails. So my question is, does anyone have any idea what their licencing fees are or what their minimums are?

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Introductions / Checking in from North Carolina
« on: October 11, 2016, 07:17:27 AM »
Hi all! Long time lurker, finally decided to register. I started off having hammocks made. I previously contracted out a cut and sew manufacturer to make these and after many dissapointments and a ruined 4th qtr last year I decided to take matters into my own hands.
My first machine was a little purty pink Singer that I broke the third day I had it (it was free so no big loss) lol. Now I run a Juki 1181 and I just recently acquired a Juki 8700. Much better than what I started with.

Since the hammocks I have expanded to gear made out of Cordura. Anyways I am glad I finally registered and I look forward to chatting with all of you. ☺

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