I have not sewn with it but all appears to be operational. I know that the Red Wing Shoe Co. Uses this type machine for making shoes.I believe it will sew many different thick materials. There is also a site where you can get parts if ever needed.
This is a HA OS machine. Thank you for your time in checking out my item.The item "SEWING MACHINE PURITAN HEAVY DUTY LEATHER, FOR SADDLES, LUGGAGE, SHOES, QUILTS" is in sale since Monday, March 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Manufacturing & Metalworking\Textile & Apparel Equipment\Sewing Machines". The seller is "marjor" and is located in Alexandria, Alabama. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.