Selling my brother TZ1-B651 industrial sewing machine
but before it goes I thought I’d post the mods I made to it in order to make it usuable on my boat
without mains power.
It originally came with a table and mains clutch motor
so of course impractical for a boat
In order to use this machine whilst living on my boat I made the following modifications:
Got rid of the table and the 240v 2800rpm clutch motor
and mounted the industrial head
in a wood case. The machine was too fast for my purposes and skill level anyway.
Changed the standard pulley mechanism to a xl timing belt pulley driven by a 12v Bosch drill motor / gear head
with 2 torque settings.
Handly for when you want to go through extra thick material.
Bought the drill for a few $ and cut the handle off or else it would be in the way (plus I needed the trigger). Mounted the drill to the rear of the machine as pictured.
Took the Bosch variable speed trigger out of the handle and mounted it into an old foot pedal from a domestic machine.
Also Drilled out the needle holder to accept a heavier duty needles for thicker 138 thread.
All worked surprisingly well. Sometimes could do with more speed for long runs but the drill drive gave me similar control to what I get with my home machine with a servo motor.