I recently purchased a US blind stitch 518. Does anyone know where to find a manual that can be downloaded for free? I found one for the US blind stitch 718, are they "the same machine" with the 718 being a newer model? Thanks.
Where were you able to find the manual for the 518 or 718? I recently purchased an industrial 518 at an auction and am still searching for information on it. I have a few questions if someone could help me out?
How do I find out what sort of needles I need?
How expensive is servicing?
Must I get special thread or can I use the same kind I use for regular stitching?
What kind of oil should I use for the machine?
Has anyone replaced the plugs on their older machines or do they tend to be fine?
One last thing - There is a staple of some sort holding the ends of the belt together. Does that indicate I need to replace the belt or are they all like that?
I REALLY appreciate any help you can give me. I just couldn't give up this machine for only $15, but do not know a lot about it.