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Old 02-11-2020, 07:36 PM
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Is anyone familiar with this machine? I just stumbled upon their website today, and I am intrigued.
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Old 02-11-2020, 09:31 PM
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Never heard of them before, but it's got some great feet! The speed is slow for an industrial -- 500 stitches per minute. My little Bernina is 800 spm.
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:34 AM
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I've been looking at these machines for a while now and from what i can gather, they are excellent workhorses for heavier work. They are apparently on the noisier side but wouldn't matter to myself. Still trying to source a LSZ-1 here in Canada at a reasonable price. If your planning on lots of HD canvas (or similar), then i'd say this would be an ideal candidate for sure

ps: Tandy Leather has a model for sale also designed by Sailrite.
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Old 02-12-2020, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by quiltedsunshine View Post
Never heard of them before, but it's got some great feet! The speed is slow for an industrial -- 500 stitches per minute. My little Bernina is 800 spm.
I have two Singer machines; how do you determine the stitches per minute? It does look like it has great feet; I think the walking foot is built in. I guess another thing that attracts me is that it looks all metal. My Singers have a lot of plastic at least on the outside of them.

I mostly quilt. I did try and sew one of the livestock feed bags to make a tote bag, and my Singer could not handle it. I really don’t need one, but I really liked how they looked.
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Oh my gosh - I bought one! I purchased the Fabricator over a year ago. I chuckle every time I use it because it literally goes thru everything!! When I first heard about them, I called them and spent a fair amount of time talking with them. The price is so do able! Having used it over a year, I can tell you, it has changed up my sewing! I've done pet beds, tote bags, purses, padded cover for my dog's crate, jean repair - just to name a few. Anyway, such a great product and such great support. My girlfriend has the blue portable LSZ-1 Basic and she also loves her machine. Her mother owned it before her and sewed up cushions for a boat, awnings and patio furniture. I'm impressed by the service that they give, great videos to help understand "how to's". This year, I purchased zipper feet, magnetic bar (really need that for thick, big projects), and a Sailrite edge hotknife. I read every review on their website and then went for it. It is a solid machine and I believe it will outlast me!
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I love their site. I have ordered canvas fabric from them and made cushion covers. They have specialty thread if you need to sew the heavy canvas. Plus the ready made binding is a great item too. Great tutorials!
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Originally Posted by Still Sew N View Post
Oh my gosh - I bought one! I purchased the Fabricator over a year ago. I chuckle every time I use it because it literally goes thru everything!! When I first heard about them, I called them and spent a fair amount of time talking with them. The price is so do able! Having used it over a year, I can tell you, it has changed up my sewing! I've done pet beds, tote bags, purses, padded cover for my dog's crate, jean repair - just to name a few. Anyway, such a great product and such great support. My girlfriend has the blue portable LSZ-1 Basic and she also loves her machine. Her mother owned it before her and sewed up cushions for a boat, awnings and patio furniture. I'm impressed by the service that they give, great videos to help understand "how to's". This year, I purchased zipper feet, magnetic bar (really need that for thick, big projects), and a Sailrite edge hotknife. I read every review on their website and then went for it. It is a solid machine and I believe it will outlast me!
I am looking at the Fabricator now. I like what I see. Why did you choose this over the portable one, or maybe the portable one didn’t interest you? I am not familiar with the term “fabricator”. It states that the foot control is treadle, and I am not sure what this means. It also mentions a compound walking foot. I am definitely going to have to call them.
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by DeltaMS View Post
how do you determine the stitches per minute?
Go to the very bottom of the page, where the purple highlighting is. Then it says, "sewing speed, max 500 stitches/minute" https://www.sailrite.com/Sailrite-Ul...Sewing-Machine
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I chose the Fabricator over the portable because I felt the Fabricator would meet my needs best. I like that it is a permanent set up and more throat space. Also the Fabricator comes with a bobbin winder which is really handy. Their thread is more like string and I found I go thru bobbins like crazy. So its pretty cool that a bobbin can be winding while I'm sewing and I just put in a fresh bobbin and load up an empty bobbin and keep on sewing. I believe the name Fabricator is just the name this company gives their sewing machine. The walking foot is what comes with the machine and it is fascinating to watch it operate. It really keeps those layers together. Also, I'm not sure what the term treadle means either. It is a pedal just like a sewing machine. It shipped in 3 or 4 boxes and it was a little time consuming to put it all together but like I say - they are very helpful and between my husband and myself and a couple of phone calls, it was up and running in no time. They do run specials and I purchased it when it went on sale for 10% off and free shipping. Its definitely worth giving them a phone call to learn more about their machines. Hope this helps you.
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Originally Posted by DeltaMS View Post
... It states that the foot control is treadle, and I am not sure what this means.....
According to Oxford, the definition for treadle is "a lever worked by the foot that imparts motion to a machine." I work in a sheet metal shop and was reading the information on a hydraulic press brake, when I noticed the familiar term treadle. It is actuated by stepping on a bar that goes across the lower portion of the machine.

The Fabricator is a little speedier "Stitch-by-Stitch up to 1,108 stitches/minute"

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