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Old 02-02-2007
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If you can find one, the 1980's vintage Japanese made Borletti machines are second hand for around $100. Built like brick outhouses (as we say in Oz), they are semi-industrial, have all kinds of stitch adjustments and can handle up to a size 18 needle for leather and canvas. The motor struggles a bit on heavy materials, but hand assistance on the flywheel overcomes this.

It would not compare with a Sailrite, but at the price, it will do the job


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