Is anyone here into vintage industrial machines? I've been doing a lot of research lately on models and brands, since I want to be able to sew leather thicker than garment weight.
I'm getting really sick of people listing 301's and the like as "industrial strength" on ebay, and saying they are good for sewing leather. They are most certainly NOT good for sewing leather except maybe for the occasional bit, and believe me, I've tried. I feel sorry for people who don't know much about sewing machines and believe that mess.
It happens on craigslist too. I keep seeing this 15 clone that some guy has listed for like $350. He's claiming the good old "industrial strength" mess.