FS: Pfaff 130 sailmaker's machine

FS: Pfaff 130 sailmaker's machine

Post by Dave Cannel » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00


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This is a 130 mounted on an industrial table with a 1/3hp clutch motor.  Has
a hand crank, as well, for on-board use.  Tuned up 1/2 hr. ago.  Zig-zag,
straight; bobbins, etc.  $350, you pay freight.
With the clutch motor and table, this thing weighs a bunch, but will sew a
Buick together.

 
 
 

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Post by Stan Swanso » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00

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>This is a 130 mounted on an industrial table with a 1/3hp clutch motor.
Has
>a hand crank, as well, for on-board use.  Tuned up 1/2 hr. ago.  Zig-zag,
>straight; bobbins, etc.  $350, you pay freight.
>With the clutch motor and table, this thing weighs a bunch, but will sew a
>Buick together.

Attention serious kite builders.  This is a great sewing machine, especially
in the industrial table, and a great price to boot.  Bullet-proof, sews
light-weight material as well as canvas.  nice zig-zag, super for appliqu.
Kathy Goodwind has had one for about 20 years.  still sews great after years
of production use.  take advantage.   it will be gone today. (nothing humble
about my opinion)

Stan Swanson, Condor Kite Co

 
 
 

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Post by Ed Burnh » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00

I see these machines (130) on eBay almost every week. I have no idea how
good a buy one is at $350 + many $'s shipping. This would come to about
$450 for a 40+ year-old machine. I doubt if it has the dual feed
(walking foot), needle up/down, needle right/left, etc......

There is one on eBay now that is worth looking at if you think the Pfaff
130 is the way to go. Note that it is set up for domestic use, not a
factory. Where you will you get service for them should be considered.

eBay item 178254172 (Ends 10/15/99, 19:05:57 PDT) - PFAFF 130 Sewing
Machine+Cabinet+Extras

Keep in mind I have NEVER even seen a Pfaff 130 but I do have Pfaff 6072
& 301 sewing machines and a Pfaff 796  3/4 serger. (I have no idea what
I'm going to do with the serger but the price was right and I have it
threaded and sewing. They cut/trim/sew at the same time. Threading it
was an experience. I never saw one run before and would love to find a
kite project where I could use it.)

The English and others "over there" have another name for a serger but I
forgot it. Something about the "edge" or "over the edge" What is it??

Ed Burnham

"I may grow old but I'll never grow up" Baltimore, Maryland USA

 
 
 

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Post by Alan Macki » Mon, 11 Oct 1999 04:00:00

 Ed :>

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>The English and others "over there" have another name for a serger but I
>forgot it. Something about the "edge" or "over the edge" What is it??

You mean the British? Or the folk in the UK? Whatever...

Overlocker.

Comes in a three-thread or four-thread version. They're designed to cut
the fabric clean, overlock the edges and sew the seam, all in one
movement.

The three-thread version uses two threads for the overlock (blanket
stitch) and has the seam done as a chain stitch. The type you can pull
out from one end, if you've ever come across it. Much used in the
packaging industry. Not a bad thing in itself but better with knitted
fabrics and you do need to manually sew in the end of the thread to
prevent unravelling.

The four-thread version uses two threads in a standard lock-stitch to
make the seam (usually in a "stretch" version of two forward, one back)
and the other two threads give an independent overlock stitch to oversew
the edge of the fabric and prevent it unravelling.

Both types have a vertical blade that slices the edge clean just before
the sewing plate. In the four-thread version this can usually be
disabled and these can also be used as straight sewing machines if need
be.

To see both types of finished seam look at the inside seams of a fabric
shirt and the side and underarm seams of a knitted sweater (or knitted
fabric tee-shirt), count the threads used and you'll get the idea.

Both types are designed specifically to cut the fabric to size /as you
sew/ and I can't see either of them being a lot of use in kite design or
building, especially for a beginner. I may be wrong in that, of course.

Use by experts? Well, I've seen (mostly) women in factories turning
plain knitted fabric into a finished sweater in around a minute and a
half using one of these beasties. It used to take me about half a day.

I used to sell overlockers and sewing machines retail, by the way, so
that's where the info comes from.

Oh, and if you'd like to see the Pfaff dual feed system in action, take
a look at the video clip at:

http://www.sewing-world.co.uk/sewingmachines/pfaff/index.htm

and other parts of that site may be of interest as well.

--
Cheers,

 Alan Mackie

____________
Alan Mackie,
Owner/Manager of Skyshots Aerial Photography  - www.skyshots.demon.co.uk

 
 
 

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Post by Goodwin » Fri, 15 Oct 1999 04:00:00

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>Where you will you get service for them should be considered.

Ed Burnham asks.  You can get service for these great old workhorses anywhere.
You probably would be hard pressed since they are so simple you can fix them
yourself.
Pfaff 130's only perform two stitches.  The simpler the machine the less
trouble.
I've been using mine for years and have taken it in only once just to make
sure.
Was fine.  I have sewn many a kite on this baby and still highly recommend
them.  If you are looking for a real machine this is it.
It is the operator that makes any machine work properly.
Kathy Gooddwind
rec.kites
 
 
 

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