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Old 12-01-2013, 05:53   #1
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Sailrite Sailmaker Zigzag HD Sewing Machine Brother TZ1-B652 Portable Wood Case

Sailrite Sailmaker Zigzag Sewing Machine Brother TZ1-B652
Asking $615.00

Please see eBay ad for additional information and pictures.

I bought this machine several years ago. It has little use - if any at all - and is in like new mint condition. As you can see in the picture of the original sales invoice, it was over $1500 new.

The Sailmaker is our top of the line machine. It is built on a very finely finished, precisely built industrial sewing machine head by Brother. Sailrite modifies the head to make it portable and very powerful and then places it in a high quality carrying case. Excellent instructions guide you in its usage. This machine is ideal for the cruising or racing yachtsman and for home sewing but it is also excellent for loft use where it can make "boat calls" possible. Our "Swiss watch quality" machine. Note that it does not have a walking foot, but it does have a large lower feed dog to increase pulling power.

User on the Woodenboat Forum: I've been making a living with my Sailrite Sailmaker machine for over 20 years, first working on hot-air balloons and for the last 15 building sails and covers. They're actually converted industrial tailor's machines (Brother TZ1-B652's). I once burned-out a motor and they replaced it for free, I've replaced the foot pedal once, to the tune of about $12 and over the years replaced about $40 worth of springs and parts. It doesn't sew at the speed of big, industrial machines, but it seems to be pretty durable to me. To tune it up, I test-sew through magazines. Don't believe for a minute that it isn't one tough little bugger and built to last.

Sailrite sewing machines have been sold to different marketplaces for various purposes including: the DEA, makers of guitar straps, Yurt builders, leather crafters, colleges, people doing car restorations, prisons, canvas shops, world cruisers, sailmakers, military personnel to repair their canvas bags, tents and grenade pouches.

Seller reserved the right to sell locally or to end the ad early. As pictured. Sold as is.
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Re: Sailrite Sailmaker Zigzag HD Sewing Machine Brother TZ1-B652 Portable Wood Case

The machine has been sold. Thank you for your interest.
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