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Treejumps

Jun 14, 2005, 2:11 PM
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Can anyone please reccomend their favorite 2 needle machine. A dedicated binding tape setup is what I am shooting for. So many machines available, but which ones work well?

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nitrochute  (D License)

Jun 14, 2005, 3:16 PM
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i've used a singer 112w115 for 30 years for binding and a singer 112w116 with puller for building canopies for 20 years. ive had no problems.


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Jun 14, 2005, 4:53 PM
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I'll 2nd that; I also been using a Singer 112W115 for over 30 yrs. I think Para-Gear has fairly good pricing on a binding tape folder.


Treejumps

Jun 15, 2005, 6:31 AM
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Thank you. I have the binding tape folder from Paragear, although I found them on e-bay later for half price. Is the 112w-114 substantially the same machine?


f1shlips  (A 44901)

Jun 15, 2005, 7:18 AM
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I find this site http://parts.singerco.com/IPinstManuals/ useful for sorting out the differences between certain models and their functions.


koz2000  (D License)

Jun 15, 2005, 10:32 AM
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What size binder do you use?


Treejumps

Jun 15, 2005, 11:25 AM
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Mostly 3/4"


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Jun 16, 2005, 8:37 AM
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In reply to:
I'll 2nd that; I also been using a Singer 112W115 for over 30 yrs. I think Para-Gear has fairly good pricing on a binding tape folder.

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I have a Para-Gear folder on my light weight double needle machine and it works great on thin materials, up to D-bag thickness.
For thicker materials (i.e. container stiffeners) I use a heavier weight Consew with an expensive (90 degree) folder from Atlanta Attachments.


(This post was edited by riggerrob on Jun 16, 2005, 8:38 AM)


diveout  (B 1152)

Jun 18, 2005, 2:39 AM
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I have a singer 212 (self-oiling)

www.miamisewing.com

I called 'em up and ordered a 112 and the guy said that for the same price he'd sell me a 212 because he would have to re-finish the 112's. I got a great deal on it...

I don't have the binder attachment permanently installed yet but a friend of mine who builds base rigs has the right-angle binder on his 112. Can't go wrong with either the 112 or the 212 I don't think.


(This post was edited by diveout on Jun 18, 2005, 2:41 AM)



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