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Old 02-11-2021, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
I'm a little confused by some of the comments. Isn't that what Donna Jordan uses? If it is, she makes a lot of quilts on it with cotton fabrics. Somebody???
I looked this up and yes, she uses both, an industrial Juki and an older,industrial Consew. I don't know the model numbers. Here's her and her husband's video of their tools of the trade that show off their sewing machines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfWBCSz_xiA

The machine that I bought looks almost identical to the Juki...same body, same features, etc.

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Old 02-11-2021, 02:39 PM
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Sorry to keep posting...new things keep coming to mind. I don't think that my new Consew machine has a light on it. Not good for me. I'm going to have to look for a small work light that attaches to it. I simply can't sew in the dark.
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Old 02-12-2021, 06:27 AM
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tropit- those string lights work great. ( I know that's not the name but I haven't had enough coffee yet) I put them on my Juki and it made a world of difference. Amazon has them.
Please show us your new toy when you get it.
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Old 02-12-2021, 07:25 AM
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While my industrial juki has a light attached, it's not enough so I have an adjustable arm lamp hooked to the back of my table and use that. I pull it so it is shining down on the head side of the needle, not the arm side (like most lights do). I also attached the LED string lights under the arm, but I keep forgetting to turn them on so I guess I must not really need them.

Most of my industrial experience we before servo motors were available, Industrial machines that go fast don't impress me (it's expected) , but one that can also so slow does! I have the servo motor and have it turned way down as I use mine for piecing. I can sew very slowly if needed, it still sews plenty fast even turned down. And if I ever needed more speed, it's simple to turn the dial up and have it. I have a knee lift for the presser foot so that is never a problem. I've found that if I put just a hair pressure on the pedal it's really easy to turn the flywheel to advance the needle. My machine has no electronics so there is no needle up/down and I've found it's not causing me problems not to have it.

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My machine arrived last night. Yay!

As usual, FedEx dropped it off at the gate, by the roadside, in the early afternoon, with no announcement it was there. Anyone could have picked it up and gone off with it. FedEx had also changed our address to the next town over from us. They keep insisting that we live somewhere else than we do. They've even told us many times that no one lives here, at our address, even though we have been here for almost 10 years. It was pouring rain and there were no plastic bags over anything. I'm really getting fed up with them, but what can you do? The vendors love them. Sorry for the vent.

My DH found it and brought it in in the evening and immediately unpacked it because the boxes were soaking wet. The insides seemed dry so I think that everything's OK. I'm going to start putting it together today. Hopefully, I can start practicing with it this weekend. I'll take some pix when it's assembled. I"m getting lots of good info fro all of you...thanks so much!
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by tropit View Post
My machine arrived last night. Yay!

As usual, FedEx dropped it off at the gate, by the roadside, in the early afternoon, with no announcement it was there. Anyone could have picked it up and gone off with it. FedEx had also changed our address to the next town over from us. They keep insisting that we live somewhere else than we do. They've even told us many times that no one lives here, at our address, even though we have been here for almost 10 years. It was pouring rain and there were no plastic bags over anything. I'm really getting fed up with them, but what can you do? The vendors love them. Sorry for the vent.

My DH found it and brought it in in the evening and immediately unpacked it because the boxes were soaking wet. The insides seemed dry so I think that everything's OK. I'm going to start putting it together today. Hopefully, I can start practicing with it this weekend. I'll take some pix when it's assembled. I"m getting lots of good info fro all of you...thanks so much!
No one lives at this address, and it never rains in California.
Can't wait to hear what you think of it.
And....is it as heavy as I think it is? Mine was very heavy....hard to move around. I liked moving things around whenever something new came into the sewing room....before I hung 4 foot tube-style work lights from the ceiling...
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Old 02-12-2021, 05:17 PM
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My DD bought a Valsew industrial machine. She had planned on getting a juki( what she uses at her job) but had the opportunity to sew on a valsew and got it instead. It's quite nice but the speed scares me some.
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I put my industrial on those furniture sliders. I don’t move it often but it makes easy to do so when I need to get behind it.
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Old 02-13-2021, 06:49 PM
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I used a Consew industrial in my drapery shop. Hard working, dependable, strong and simple to operate. It's fast! Like most industrals, you must get used to using the back of the wide pedal as a brake to stop immediately( l positioned my right foot near front and left toe at back corner). There is always the motor running, but the newer ones aren't as noisey as older models. If running along with irons or a press, have on second circuit, the industrial motor sucks power for the first few seconds of being switched on
, and has heavily loaded breakers tripping off.
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