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Your guidance on sewing machine selection
« on: January 11, 2018, 07:47:25 PM »
Looking for advice on getting an industrial machine somewhere in the $1,300 - $1,800 +/- range if possible.

I'm looking to do some heavyweight Cordura work along with some belt work, so a few layers of scuba webbing is a must. I've been looking at the Sailrite Fabricator that comes in around $1,400.00  or a few of the JuKi machines. I liked the Sailrite due to the servo motor and ability to do low speed work as I'm new to this...

I'd appreciate any guidance you could provide a new guy...

Best regards,

John-

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Re: Your guidance on sewing machine selection
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 08:22:27 PM »
Juki 1541S with a servo motor and a needle synchronizer would fit your budget easily, and it'll last you for years.

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Re: Your guidance on sewing machine selection
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 08:35:45 PM »
Dan -

Thank you for that. It looks like a nice machine and with the servo motor, I can turn down the speed to fit my comfort zone.

Again, Thanks for your input.


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Re: Your guidance on sewing machine selection
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 10:22:15 AM »
The Sailrite Fabricator looks like a Tacsew T111 that's been painted black and almost doubled the price.

With your budget, I'd get a Juki 1514S. If you want to go lower, Tacsew T111 is an alright machine and is probably more than capable for what you want- but not as refined or strong as the Juki. If you can get a machine with automatic features such as electronic knee lift, thread clipper etc. then go for it. The amount of time and ease of operations it gives you is insane.
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Re: Your guidance on sewing machine selection
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 04:02:56 PM »
1541 is our work horse machine. When we added a needle sync, it came with a new motor....so I’ve got a spare servo motor if you need one. Was going to sell it, just haven’t listed it yet. The sync is 100% worth it.