Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I'm getting to the point where I'm considering a sewing machine. I enjoy hand sewing quite a lot but between marking the stitch lines, running the overstitch wheel, deepening the holes with an awl, punching the holes with the drill press, then sewing them , it's taking an inordinate amount of time. So, I don't know anything about any other kind of sewing. I can sew saddle stitches in leather all day long but wouldnt have a clue how to sew a button back on my pants. I think my glue lines hold more than my sewing with the old Barge thinned out. So I don't worry too much about the build strength. Tandy has been promoting a Tippmann machine that is supposed to sew up to 3/4" leather but- It's manual. Does that seem better? It's over $1300. The Tippman getting promoted is the Tippmann Boss. I'm not looking to become a sewing machine repairman so I don't know that reconditioning an older machine is cost effective for me. From a purely cost effectiveness ratio though, do you think this is a good buy? @sheathmaker @cpirtle @Horsewright @Diomedes Industries @armoralleather.. Didn't tag all my favorites, sorry for bugging you gents.