Short answer. Yes. They introduced that power pack a couple months ago but you could only get it with a machine. A week ago they finally offered it as a separate option. I talked to a friend before it launched about it when he was given an early release for testing and he loved it. It’s a strong servo motor with variable control that mounts on the back of the machine. That is so much better than a belt driven motor when it comes to portability. I will be getting one for my old Thompson Mini for sure.Thank you!
Cost isn't a huge concern but I always try to get good value for my money. I'm not sure about zig zag stitches but would probably pay the difference just in case. I used to work in upholstery shops while in high school and college and would like to start it up again as a hobby but I was never too involved in the sewing. Space is a consideration and I have seen how complicated those industrial machines are to maintain. I'm hoping sailrite is a little more simple.
Sailrite is advertising a powerpack for the ultrafeed on their website for 300. If I got the ultrafeed now and got the powerpack later, do you think that would work decently for leather?
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These machines were designed to be powerful and portable as can be for use on heavier canvas. When Sailrite took over the patent they developed it to be exactly what it is that appeals to people today.
I recommend Sailrite I think it’s a great place for people who want to get into sewing. They have great customer support. It’s a small footprint and portable. Can even be operated without power. It’s a walking foot which has it advantages for canvas. It’s not a daunting industrial but it’s way better than a domestic.
I use mine like I said for production like it’s an industrial. Mounted in a table, belt driven servo motor, use different feet for zippers, binding attachment. I say get one. And spring for the zig zag. It comes in handy.
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