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Upholstry Guys- Singer 188K

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 48stude, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. 48stude
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
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    48stude
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    I just bought this Singer 188K and don't know much about it. It didn't come with a drive belt .I downloaded a manual for it , but it doesn't say anything about the belt. I ordered a belt ( leather) and installed it, but I'm not sure I got it on right. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks , Bill
     

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  2. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    from Texas

    Well, it goes over the sheave and matches the holes in the tabletop, looks good to me.
     
  3. Brandi
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
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    Yeah, it looks ok.

    Try any stitchin' yet?
     
  4. 48stude
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
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    Now that I see the sheave, I moved the belt. Now next question. How much tension should be on the belt? To tighten it, do I shim the motor down? Thanx ,Bill
     

  5. 48stude
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
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    Here is a pic of the belt now. Bill
     

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  6. captnyep
    Joined: Nov 10, 2007
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    Hi I am looking for manuals for a Mitsubishi DN 265 any leads?
     
  7. Sticher1
    Joined: Nov 17, 2004
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    from Ct

    Hey while were on this subject I need parts for a nakajima DBU180-2
    anybody out there have parts
     
  8. sewcrazy52inaz
    Joined: Dec 29, 2007
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    sewcrazy52inaz
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    I just bought a Singer 188K and is the belt a one piece? If so, who do you get through the two holes in the table and around the pullies?
     
  9. Dan1955
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
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    The belt should be as tight as you can get it . It is leather and it will stretch. Does the 188k have the double walking foot? If you are going to sew any kind of vinyl you are gonna wish you had it. The belt is made of leather, and is held together at the ends with a heavy metal staple. "for lack of a better term"
     
  10. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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    I found out with machines for my machine shop that it's law the manufacturer HAS to provide second and later owners with manuals. It's one of the few good things the Gov't did. You could get hurt not knowing how to operate a piece of equipment. Write or call the manuf. co., they can only charge printing price. i was able to get manuals for a piece made in 1950.
     

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