Its much heavier built than the average Singer 29K or 29-4, and has excellent German craftsmanship. Arm goes up and down when you turn the wheel! All that means is , indeed, the arm goes up and down. Most likely itll need a ton of parts and work to actually get it sewing properly again.I should know, Ive been restoring and using these machines for 31 years and have seen them, unfortunately, in such bad shape that all theyre good for is a boat anchor. Everything on this machine works as it should, to include the bobbin winder, piston joint regulator, etc. It does exactly what its supposed to: create a perfect stitch, every stitch. The stitch can be governed from approximately 1/16 inch to about 1/4 inch.
Thread sizes can be varied from # 69 bonded nylon to # 138. I prefer # 69 simply because its very strong and is suitable for most leather working applications. A wide variety of needle diameters are available for sewing very light , delicate material such as silk, to heavy, thick leather. The presser foot can of course, rotate 360 degrees allowing the operator to sew in any direction and in extremely tight places.Ive placed one of the better presser feet onto this machine for sewing leather. It is the sought after curved shape which allows the foot to walk over the edge of the leather easily. This machine also has the Stop Wheel Lockout feature, which allows you to disengage the hand wheel from the rest of the machine and lets you fill a bobbin without the machine being operated. In other words, you can spool as many bobbins as you like without having to remove the workpiece that is currently in the process of being stitched.
And held in place by the presser foot and needle. Ive attached a chart in the photos section of this listing showing the features of this machine as compared to the Singer 29-4 and 29K series. The Adler 30-7 has a longer needle, a much increased presser foot lift, etc. While all the Singer 29 series can sew about 1/4 to 5/16 inch of stiff tooling leather, the Adler can sew a full 7/16 inch and. Perhaps as much as 1/2 inch, depending on the material or leather sewn.
That is why the Adler has a needle. Nearly 5/16 inch longer than the Singer 29 series. Another good feature is that Adler original parts are still available for this machine. Singer does not carry any original SIMANCO replacements parts due to their not building industrial machines for years now... Only home use machines are produced these days.Any part you see online for a Singer is aftermarket , most likely made in China, Japan or Taiwan. Adler parts are made in Germany and distributed through their facility in Georgia. The Singer 29-4 and other small bobbin 29K machines can hold maybe 6 to 8 feet of thread in the bobbin, depending on thread size. This Adler can hold about 20 to 26 feet , also depending on thread size. The photos depict what the machine can sew, in one pic it is walking thru a stack of heavy leather with no problem. A couple of the other pics show what it can do when sewn in a circular or sharp turn pattern. This machine is a long arm, and extremely heavy. Sewing Machine: 115 pounds alone. Machine and crate: 149 pounds 40 long by 21 wide by 36 high.
Treadle Base: 125 pounds alone. Base and crate: 170 pounds 44 long by 30 wide by 34 high.
Crates will be picked up at our residence by UPS in Romney, WV 26757. The above weights and dimensions are a close estimate, but ONLY an estimate until the machine is actually crated and ready. Both crates will be insured and built properly, by me. The item "ADLER 30-7 SEWING MACHINE SINGER 29 29-4 29K RESTORED & SEWS PERFECT PATCHER" is in sale since Wednesday, July 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\CNC, Metalworking & Manufacturing\Textile & Apparel Equipment\Sewing Machines".
The seller is "ride2romney" and is located in Romney, West Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.