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Pf8500 I was wondering if you could help, i am looking at purchasing a sewing machine, the intention is for car interiors, there will be some leather work but that will be the toughest material, is the pf8500 a good enough machine for the job, i have found one at a good price, i dont in tent on spending much incase this idea for my garage doesnt take off. all replies to many thanks.

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The pf8500 should do the job as long as you do not try to sew leather that is really thick. Nothing fancy about this machine it is an industrial one and as such will only do the one job, straight stitch.
Make sure you get the correct needle for leather, talk to your needle supplier explain what you inend to do and they will help.
I do not know where you intend to buy or even if you are looking at second hand.
Have a look at this website for a bit more info on the machine plus a guide price.

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