Tech Service Report: "I HAVE A TACSEW T-500 DESK TOP BLIND HEMMER COMPLETE
PACKED IN GENERIC BOX. WITH ALL ACCESSORIES AND BOOKS" John Ketzel

Best Quailty Portable Metal Blind Stitch Hemmer Machine Manufactured In Taiwan by Wang Machinery Company. Ltd. for Tacony Tacsew Industrial Sewing Machine Division in the USA.

  • Up to 1200 Stitches per Minute
  • Built-in Motor, Control, Wiring
  • Knee Lift, Skip Stitch & Cylinder Arm
  • 110 Volts, 90 watts, 6500 RPM
  • ALL METAL Portable Blindstitcher
  • Made in Taiwan
  • Portable Home Use Sewing Machines for Apparel Tailoring and Alterations only

    ***Please fill in blanks with needle system, size, and machine brand & model so that we may ship correct needles to you!***
  • US Warranty 90 Days labor on defects in materials and workmanship.
  • Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
Specifications
  • 1200 stitches per minute
  • Stitch penetration and stitch length variability gives you big machine features in a portable unit
  • Swing-down cylinder arm allows for easy insertion and removal of heaviest material - Swing-away bed plate for extended work space
  • Side-mounted thread tensions
  • Simple to operate and maintain
  • Skip stitch feature for 1-1 and
  • 2-1 stitching
  • Stitch length 3.5-7 mm
  • Weight: 25 lbs
  • Needle size: #11, 14
  • For sewing all types of light to medium weight materials including synthetics, knits and woolens
  • Typical sewing operations include pant cuffs, felling slack bottoms, hemming dress, skirt and coat bottoms, light draperies, negligees, undergarments, lapel padding, blouses and sleeves
  • Suitable for felling operations requiring a skip stitch to simulate handstitching
  • Ideal for alteration rooms tailors, clothing rentals, dry cleaners, department stores, dressmakers and home use

    Click HERE for Short Generic Instruction Book Operating Manual User Guide for Table Top Portable Blindstitch Sewing Machines

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    Advantages
  • A true time-saving alternative to hemming pants, dresses, curtains, or draperies by hand
  • In less time than it takes to pin a hem and thread a needle, this blind hemmer can sew the complete job
  • Completely hides the hemstitch
  • Heavy duty, all metal casting blind hemmer
  • Industrial built quality with very low noise and vibration design
  • Use for hemming pants, skirts, dresses, curtains, and more

    Features:
  • Adjustable stitch penetration: Modify the depth of the needle penetration; allows you to hem a wide variety of fabric types
  • Skip stitch lever: Allows the machine to skip every other stitch which reduces puckering on light-weight fabrics
  • Adjustable 0-7mm stitch length
  • Adjustable thread tension
  • Maximum hem width of 3-1/4"
  • 1,725-RPM speed
  • Knee lift
  • Swing-away mini work surface (4" to 2-1/2" x 9-3/4")
  • Weight: 25 pounds

    Accessories
  • Ten-page instruction manual (includes a parts listing with line drawing pictures)
  • Foot control (75" power cord)
  • Needle eye guard
  • Two screwdrivers
  • Four Allen wrenches
  • One open-ended wrench
  • Tweezers
  • Two replacement needles (LW x 6T)
  • Knee lift
  • Table clamp (clamps machine to your table top up to 2-1/2" thickness)
  • Thread Guide
  • Bottle of oil (there are six easy to get at locations, clearly marked, on the Blind Hemmer that require oiling)
  • Clear plastic cover

    Additional machine measurements:
  • 9-1/4" high (not including thread guide)
  • 11-1/4" (left to right)
  • 13-1/2" (not including the knee lift which protrudes out about 2" more)
  • Base 8-3/4" x 9-1/4"

    Note: Because of its industrial design, there isn't a light on this blind hemmer and there isn't an on/off switch, just plug it in and its ready to go
Included Accessories
  • 3 needles, 1 in machine
  • Regular wrench and allen wrench, C clamp bracket for table
  • Instruction Parts Accessories book
  • Foot control, Unplug to turn off machine.
  • Tweezers to thread needle from bottom uup
  • Thread stand in box, needs installation on back of machine
  • Knee Lifter Lever Bar is in box
The Tacsew T500 industrial sewing machine is one of the only portable blindstitch machine we have made in Taiwan where quality standards are high. All other copies of the Tacsew T500 are manufactured in China under other labels, such as Artisan, Consew, Supreme and Yamata. Tacsew now has their own Chinese blindstitch as the Blindstitcher BLST-1.
The Tacsew T500 seems to be the closest in comparison to the TBH Bilind Hemmer I ordered, but it's portable, like many of the machines listed: U.S.Stitch Line SL78-2, Chandler CM101, Singer 7SS, Tacsew T718-SS-2, which one do you recommend? Martha.

Tacony Babylock discontinued the BL101, BH600 The Blindhemmer is that it cost to much to make for just a 10 pound machine that would only handle lighter weight fabrics. The Tacony Tacsew T500 is the best portable blindstitch machine because it is made in the original factory in Taiwan, and not in China where all the other clones are made. It suitable for all apparel fabrics from light to medium. We do not recommend blindstitch machines for heavy weight fabrics or thread.

Help!
I am breaking a lot of needles and the tension is getting too tight on its own while stitching and causing the thread to break. I am learning the machine for two weeks. Is it so sensitive too wools, cottons, and fleece that this would make such a major difference in the stitching - breaking needles, breaking thread? Kay

It may not be tension that is causing the problem with your portable blindstitch. If you have broken needles it has probably left some needle burrs in the thread and needle path that need polishing off with fine emory cloth (crocus) before sewing again.

Start with a new LWx6T needle without thread or fabric. Watch the needle as you turn the hand wheel. If there is needle deflection, reduce the penetration dial until there is no needle movement. If there is needle deflection caused by burrs, they must be polished off. Check the looper tip and two arms for any needle burrs and polish off. If there is needle deflection caused by the needle track lifting the needle, lower the track very slightly with the screws on the side of the black metal bracket above the needle.

Finally, Back off on the tension dial and retighten while you are sewing with a light strong thread and light to medium weight fabric, until you get the correct tension without loops. If tension is too tight it will push the thread up so it is not all the way down between the tension discs where it belongs. JMD

I can't understand how to finish off at the end. It
always unravels. I have read the manual and it seems simple but I
apparently just "don't get it." Any help would be appreciated. Sincerely,
Kim C
Kim, at the end of the blindhem seam, position the needle all the way to the
left, then use the knee lift to remove the fabric and jerk on the fabric at
the same time. That will tie off the tread and break the thread at the
needle without bending the needle. You can weave the thread tail back into
the stitches or cut it off. Before the above procedure, you could also turn the handwheel
counterclockwise for a few stitches, then come back to the end of the seam
and repeat the first procedure above. Let me know what works for you.
Thanks. John Douthat, owner and tech

Coming through the tension discs...does the thread lay on top or come up underneath the discs? OVER THE TOP, BUT UNDER THE BAR PIN IN BACK OF THE TENSION DISCS (TO KEEP THE THREAD FROM COMING OUT OF THE TENSION DISCS). John.
Thank you John. I didn't get the under the bar part before.
I was able to hem my new blouse without a hitch. I love this little machine!Barbara



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