Shipping Rates | Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... Click Here to Remove Ads & Support the Forum. But if you are used to industrials that probably wouldn't be a bother. Thanks now to start going thru the videos that I got from john on his black Friday sale and see if I can put it to uses. Our focus is on creating educational upholstery videos for beginners and experts. I'm not sure what people do when their industrial breaks down. @Kra z Bill they ain't nothin wrong with your setup, as a matter of fact I'd rather have that than a store bought one at any price because your heart and soul went into building it!! Disclaimer: I have no connection to Sailrite other than as a customer. So this is how I took a Cheap Rex machine and improved it to get started in this fun. (Hats Off to Sailrite - they sell great stuff - I have several of their accessories, and they have But, I think that I can "fabricate" a solution much cheaper. It feels like a "machine", very mechanical, as opposed to other household machines. @Kra z Bill I like that set up. I have the yen for a walking foot sewing machine but I don't want a huge table mounted one. Post pictures of your finished work and current projects. I'm not sure how it all works, but there are several brands that are essentially the same. Have you tried the foam factory? This is the manual for the REX sewing machine on loan, which is identical in every practical way to the Sailrite for which this was written. I have one, and have been pleasantly surprised by what it will sew through. Read more... HandCrafted With  and  By Leinad4Mind - Powered By phpBB. Returns & Refunds | I sewed several patio cushion covers on it, complete with piping. Unfortunately i just don't have the space for another industrial table and I don't want to garage it. I have a Sailrite LSZ-1 , it is useful for heavyweight materials. Privacy Policy | I have been looking at the smaller portable ones Like Sailrite and Rex. Janome 6500P, Babylock Eclipse SX, Janome Coverpro 1000, Babylock BLCS, Juki 654 (2), Babylock Spirit, Juki TL2010q, Brother PE770. Advertising. Rex/Sailrite #3670 By Kra z Bill - Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:07 pm - Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:07 pm #3670 So this is how I took a Cheap Rex machine and improved it to get started in this fun. Its good to know that the Rex is a viable cost friendly option. Nice job soldier. Finding the best walking foot sewing machine can be challenging. Several years ago I was also looking for a walking foot for the same reason. Fit For Art Sleeve & Cuff Variations for Tabula Rasa Jacket Pattern. Recently, I read an interview by Kenneth King where he mentioned treating himself to a heavy duty machine to sew leather. Kenneth did say it was loud but sewed through what he needed. I am thinking I want to do dog collars, some thin vinyl replacement seats etc. File history Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. About | Awesome post! I, too, am in the market for an industrial strength walking foot machine. Can anyone give me any input on these brands/models? It enlarged the picture, and his machine is a Tuff Sew--top model (in the portables) is $500--half the Sail Rite. It turns smoothly. @Kra z Bill I was thinking of getting the Fabricator machine just for that reason. I like the idea that they give you ALL the info you could need to fix it yourself. Conditions of Use | New To PR | Copyright 2020 PatternReview.com, OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved. Once you get used to it, it works well. DH has broken a needle, once, on several layers of padded strapping.Friends come over just to use it.DH claims it as HIS sewing machine. Has anyone tried one of these? Contact Us | That is why we have decided to write a complete buyer’s guide and review the best products out there, so you do not have to. About REX 607Z Among those many dependable brand out there, REX’s name seems to be not that familiar for many people which is kind of weird because the brand has been exist since long time ago and always produce industrial sewing machines with excellent quality such as REX 607Z which is very identical with another popular machine Sailrite LSZ but is more affordable. This is NOT the best way but as I am a Disabled Vet and my only income is my VA check so I had to buy a little at a time. Purse construction is easy, and the speed control lets you crawl if you want. You may want to search PR,someone bought a Sailrite and was disappointed.There is also a video on YouTube,the fellow had problems too and Sailrite didn't want to give him the part needed to adjust/fix the problem on a brand new Sailrite sewing machine for free. I also appreciate their customer service. I think the Sailrite would fill your needs. As far as I know, the Rex is essentially the same machine as the Sailrite. I buy other produ[…], Here's a before and after of a chair that I did in[…], Here are a couple of shift boot that I did recentl[…]. With DH's help we decided on a Juki DNU1541 with the servo table. I have thought about building my own like that but after pricing materials and such I am just going to save up and get the Sailrite Servo motor/table. it was KCurtis, he bought one and it had problems the company was unresponsive to and he returned it, he has 2 videos on youtube about it. Butterick 6589 Pattern ( Size 14-16-18-20-22 ). I got a Sailrite without doing that and I'm not crazy about the way it seems to require turning the handwheel to overcome inertia when starting to stitch. The Lucky Needle is an online resource for the upholstery community. Thanks @Kra z Bill. My DH has done a great deal of heavy sewing of tarps, equipment covers, and repairs to Carhart work gear, backpacks, and animal leads. But in the end, I am immensely satisfied with my little T-Rex, and the time-vs-money trade-off was definitely a win for me, personally. Sailrite claims that they have refined and improved their version, but of course that means it costs more. The Monster II Balance Wheel works on a standard clutch system or Have not regretted the decision. Babylock Crescendo (2016), Brother NX650, Babylock Ovation Serger/Coverstitch, and Sailrite LSZ-1 for heavier jobs. From what I've read, Sailrite has good customer support (LOTS of How To videos), but I haven't had to call them. To participate in the PatternReview.com forums please. It's pretty pricey, but sails and boating canvas are what I 've been asked to sew, and I sew leather as well. My grandmother taught me to sew when I was 10, and I've been sewing ever since. 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