I have an 15 year old Necchi 3537 that has served me well for a number of years. I have modified it to increase the lift on the foot and presser foot tension to maximize sewing through heavier items, but do have difficulty sewing through thicker foam, especially when combined with webbing.
I know I could be using differnet design techniques, but like the idea of sewn through foam for waist belts and shoulder straps and I have a need for an ability to sew through multiple layers of webbing....So I am looking into purchasing a heavier machine.
I live in a rural area so there is not much of an opportunity to buy used. I have looked at Sailrites, both the LZ-1 and the 111, but have yet to pull the trigger.
Anyone have any reccomendations....