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    Posted: 27 October 2013 at 7:08pm
Hi, I was gifted an old BrotherTZ1-B651 machine, which I am now attempting to refurbish.  Seeking a user manual - have one in Japanese Confused if anyone knows where I might find one in English?  One problem identified so far - the zigzag lever is stuck in the 'up' position.   Everything else seems to work OK.  Would anyone have any idea of the cause of this problem please?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MattGrant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 October 2013 at 8:02am
We have a free guidebook for that machine:
 
 
There is a thumb nut under the zigzag lever. Be sure it is loose to get the lever to move down.
 
Also under the left end cover of the machine there is a black tumb wheel that is a lock for the stitch width mechanism. Be sure that it is released when making stitch width adjustments.
 
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Hi Matt,  thanks for the guidebook and the advice!  It was the thumbwheel under the cover - didnt even know it existed.  On a slightly different note - I would like to refurbish the machine.  What consumables/parts would you recommend I replace (from the products you can supply).

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We have a heavier presser foot spring for that machine which is a must have. I also recommend getting a Medium Duty Beehive spring for more upper thread tension. Here is a list of the common parts we stock:
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote owenself Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 November 2013 at 5:25am
Hi Matt, would any of the upgrade items such as Monster wheel or Carrying Case fit?

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Sorry, no. At this point we have neither of those as options for the old Sailmaker.
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I have a Sailrite Sailmaker (Sailrite's editon of the Brother TZ1-B652) in an industrial base that I picked up on ebay years ago.  It is a great machine.  The ability to make a 12mm wide zig zag stitch makes sail repairs look like the original stitching.  It will sew through anything that will fit under the presser foot, and the wide feed dog pulls like a champ.  Although it doesn't like it, it will force a 140/22 needle and T-135 thread through 5/16" of canvas.  Change to the 5 mm zig zag needle plate or the straight stitch needle plate and it will sew the thinest nylon with a 70/10 needle.  But, the best part of the machine is the support from Sailrite.  I can not imagine supporting a machine sold to someone else 20+ years ago, but Sailrite does it.
 
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Hi Matt,

everytime I try to 'add to cart' a presser foot heavy spring I get

This item is no longer available.

even though it says 'in stock' on the description page?  Same for the beehive spring.

I am guessing this is a website problem ?
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Is it 38111? If so I just tried it and it worked for me. Let me know if you still have the trouble.
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You'll find a manual for sale with Alans Alterations Store on ebay.co.uk
Happy Sewing!
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