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Industrial Sewing Machines

mlga730 | Posted in General Sewing Info on


Does anyone have first hand knowledge regarding the use of a portable industrial sewing machine vs an industrial sewing machine mounted on a table with a motor?

Is production quality better on one machine than the other or are they the equally the same?

And how about the noise level?

 Need some advice — let me know.



  1. Palady | | #1

    Portable industrial sewing machine?  News to me in that, to my knowing, this type of machine is one on a "table" with a significant motor.  It's the motor that makes it industrial.

    As for noise, the newer machines are less so than one from the 1970/80's.   There's a post on this blog addressing an "older" model.



    Because there's some vibration when using the machine, again to my understanding because of the motor, it needs to be on stable flooring.  which has me again wondering about a "portable industrial."

    It'll be of interest to see what other members post.


    1. mlga730 | | #2


      Consew CP206R is portable walking foot industrial machine -- see link below.


      look under  the heading  - single needle flat bed machines


      1. Palady | | #3

        Thank you for posting the URL.   I admit to surprise at seeing the "portable" model. 

        Consew is currently a known name in industrial machines.   MO, you'd still need a very strudy surface to set up using the machine.  The machines pictured all have the motor enclosed,  but I'd think it's significantly heavy duty to accomplish the task.  The enclosure likely reduces the noise.  I'm uncertain about the vibration unless I had the chance to see one in use.   

        The following Google page has some industrial URL's.  Perhaps one will catch your eye.


        Should you go the route of purcahsing them achine, please consider posting your personal review.


      2. KathleenFasanella | | #4

        Generally, if a machine is portable, it's not an industrial. Industrial machines do not have the motor built in to the head of the unit itself. Motors are separate.

        The CP206R is a home machine made by a mostly industrial machine company. The tip off other than weight and motor config is HP (horsepower). This one is 1/10th HP. An industrial motor is 1/3 to 1/2 HP.

        The only exception to the above is a bag closing machine. These are machines used to close off the tops of animal feed bags etc. It's a utility stitch, not something one would normally use.

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