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Thread: Singer Industrial 33-15 Machine

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    Junior Member shelrox's Avatar
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    Was wondering if anyone has any information on this machine? I am soon to be a proud owner, at least if all goes well, and was wondering where to find some information on it. I am an avid quilted and woudl love to make some quilted horse blankets and this is why I need an industrial machine. I know I am nuts! LOL

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    Are you sure it is a 33-15? I have a 30-20 which is similar to the 30-15 and they are wonderful :) Is this a modern machine or an older?

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    I am not sure for I am traveling out of state and a dear friend found her for me. She ahs not updated me yet about the model. I am wondering myself if it is a 30 -15 or a 30 -20. I believe it to be an older model and I dont really care for as long as she works that is all that matters. I cant wait to fin dout more and once I do I can update.

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    I have a 31-15 and she is fantastic.

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    I have singer industrial sewing machine. They are very plain not much for decals. These were used in sewing factories many years ago. They are a work horse of a machine. Mine is not sewing right as I don't have a manual for it to figure it out. I feel like selling it now that I have a new machine.

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    Ok found out it is a 31-15 and it is supposed to have been from the 50's. Will know more tomorrow was sent the pdf for the manual if anyone needs it

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    Yes! I'd love a pdf of the manual for the 33-15. As soon as I ever get the room for it, I'm bringing one over from my Dad's house. I'd get it now, but there just isn't a place yet for it. Guess I could talk hubby into getting rid of the victrola...

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    They take regular oiling, and I still need the diagram from my manual to thread it, but it is a great machine for actually quilting your machine. It has a 10.5" harp space, so lots more room to move your quilt through. It is a high shank machine. I got an adapter for mine so I can use my 1/4" snap on quilting foot, or stitch in the ditch foot. It will also sew through anything. I made my denim purse that I carry. This machine sewed through 8 layers of denim like it was nothing. My regular machine couldn't do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Born2Sew
    Yes! I'd love a pdf of the manual for the 33-15. As soon as I ever get the room for it, I'm bringing one over from my Dad's house. I'd get it now, but there just isn't a place yet for it. Guess I could talk hubby into getting rid of the victrola...
    Ok here you are, sorry it took me so long. Away visiting family and been super busy.
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    Ok where di you find the adapter? Woudl love that. I ahve no troubles with my Elna 7300 going through layer upon layer of canvas and all but I am sure she would love to work on her class of cottons instead.
    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers-N-Fur
    They take regular oiling, and I still need the diagram from my manual to thread it, but it is a great machine for actually quilting your machine. It has a 10.5" harp space, so lots more room to move your quilt through. It is a high shank machine. I got an adapter for mine so I can use my 1/4" snap on quilting foot, or stitch in the ditch foot. It will also sew through anything. I made my denim purse that I carry. This machine sewed through 8 layers of denim like it was nothing. My regular machine couldn't do it.

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brother-Feet...item45f81bcaf6

    This allows you to use snap on feet.

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    Thanks so much for the manuals, Shelrox, and to you Feathers for the adapter link. I feel my adrenaline pumping, ehaw!

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    Thank you so much, this is going to be fun learning all the new babies tricks and putting her to work. She is lucky #13 in my home and hope to spoil her rotten

    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers-N-Fur
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brother-Feet...item45f81bcaf6

    This allows you to use snap on feet.

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    http://www.singerco.com/accessories/instruction-manuals
    you might find a manual
    I've used industrial machines - it is the same as anything but you go faster - learn to control the speed before you do anything else.

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    Ok I am proud to announce I finally went to my friends today and picked up my baby. Now I need to find a motor for it for the seller did not provide it. I am thinkimg of hooking it up to my treadle for the time being and this way I can get used to him, yes decided it is a male for only a man could come to do a job incomplete! :) From what i can tell so far it is super smooth and ready to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    http://www.singerco.com/accessories/instruction-manuals
    you might find a manual
    I've used industrial machines - it is the same as anything but you go faster - learn to control the speed before you do anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelrox
    Ok I am proud to announce I finally went to my friends today and picked up my baby. Now I need to find a motor for it for the seller did not provide it. I am thinkimg of hooking it up to my treadle for the time being and this way I can get used to him, yes decided it is a male for only a man could come to do a job incomplete! :) From what i can tell so far it is super smooth and ready to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    http://www.singerco.com/accessories/instruction-manuals
    you might find a manual
    I've used industrial machines - it is the same as anything but you go faster - learn to control the speed before you do anything else.
    It might just do fine on a treadle. Sometimes you can find a motor on CL.

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    I got a second motor for mine at Habitat for Humanity resale shop for $10. I was planning to put it on a quilting frame, but got a steal on a 9" Brother first.

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    I have a 31-15 that I inherited from a friend whose aunt was a Home-Ec teacher and took it with her when she retired! I thought of selling it, but after finding this board, I'm going ty try it for FMQ!

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