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Title: Slowing down a Consew
Post by: byhammerandhand on April 18, 2017, 10:48:11 AM
We recently got a Consew CN3115-RB1 (supposed to be clone of some model of Singer).   Had it to the shop for a tuning and lube and wife has just started to use it.    She's doing some detail work and would like it to go a lot slower.   Is there a technique or a way to do that (without having to buy a new servo motor or fool with the pulleys and belts?)  I'm thinking just "riding the clutch" is not a good way either.
Title: Re: Slowing down a Consew
Post by: sofadoc on April 18, 2017, 11:40:19 AM
Is there a technique or a way to do that (without having to buy a new servo motor or fool with the pulleys and belts?) 
Other than loosening the belt so that it almost slips a little to avoid jack rabbit starts, I can't think of anything that doesn't involve changing the motor and/or pulley.

Is the motor a 3450 RPM?
Title: Re: Slowing down a Consew
Post by: SteveA on April 18, 2017, 11:55:57 AM
When I was in my late teens - if you rode the clutch they didn't let you drive.  I have a CDL from the time I was 16 and that's  a term only an old guy uses :) -  OK here's one - try time shifting on your machine - good luck
SA
Title: Re: Slowing down a Consew
Post by: bobslost on April 18, 2017, 03:07:10 PM
It just tkes a little getting use to. After time she wll learn how
much pressure to put on the petal.
Title: Re: Slowing down a Consew
Post by: baileyuph on April 18, 2017, 08:56:43 PM
She will only get better with use.  Also, us non servo users will lightly pump the pedal to keep the machine speed under control.  I never sew without pumping.

Good luck,

Doyle
Title: Re: Slowing down a Consew
Post by: BlueFlamingo on April 26, 2017, 06:35:57 PM
(http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/WoodOnGlass/2016-02-20%2013.48.01.jpg)
I made this 6 1/2" handwheel for mine.  Slowed her down to about 1/2 speed.  I also adjusted the clutch so it engages at the very touch of the pedal.  SOOOOOO much better.  Wheel is made from Cheap MDF Took 15 minutes to make it using 5 minute epoxy and my wood lathe.  I've made several for other "Stitchers" and they all love em.  If you need help with one, contact me and I'll lend a hand.