Heavy duty leather sewing machines

Heavy duty leather sewing machines are leather sewing machines intended for industrial and non-domestic kind of work. More often, the kind of material used is usually heavy leather, although light leather is also used. Heavy duty leather sewing machines are basically used for industrial and commercial mass production. They are commonly found in factories especially those that make leather jackets, leather bags, shoes and leather upholstery.

There are two main types of heavy duty leather sewing machines -

  1. Power type – they use electricity as the main source of power
  2. Walking foot – they use human energy driven by human foot that tend to move in a walking pattern.

Modern heavy duty sewing machines are mainly power types due to fact that their high energy requirements are beyond the capability of the walking foot.

Main feature of heavy duty leather sewing machine include-

  • Overlock stitching
  • High pressure foot lift
  • Thicker chisel-shaped needles – they thicker to withstand the pressure required to draw them through tough leather and chisel-shaped because they have to cut through the leather. They are also sharper than normal needles

Manufacturers widely recognized for making such heavy duty leather sewing machines include, Brothers, Singer and Janome.

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Heavy duty leather sewing machines come in a variety of sizes. It is important to evaluate the kind of work that needs to be done before deciding on the appropriate heavy duty leather sewing machine.

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