I adapted this machine to be compact and portable with powerful motor. I installed powerful 1.5 amp motor. Great for household leather and canvas applications. You can sew up to 3/8 (maybe higher) leather. Look at the high quality of motor integration into machine.Needle is DP X 5. Recommended thread v69 or v 93. Recommended needle size 18 or 20. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\CNC, Metalworking & Manufacturing\Textile & Apparel Equipment\Industrial Sewing Machines". The seller is "sewingexpert" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.