The Highlead GC0518-BD is a heavy duty needle feed sewing machine which features a large hook and automatic thread trimmer.
The combined feed motion, longer needle bar stroke and longer take-up stoke allows this model to handle heavier materials when compared with a standard needle feed or drop feed machine.
The needle bar and bottom feed mechanism move in time: to combine into a more stable motion which helps prevent uneven material feeding & ply shifting etc and results in a better and more precise stitched seam.
Stitch length variations are greatly reduced when sewing and changing between high & low speed or forward & reverse feeding.
The fitting of a large hook & base as standard, reduces the number of bobbin changes and helps when using the thicker threads associated with heavier materials.
The GC0518-BD model is capable of using a sewing needle up to size 22/140 and has thread handling capabilities of up to a metric size 20 (including 60,40,30,25,20 etc).
The machine is equipped with a automatic thread trimmer which is mounted under the needle plate for quick & accurate cutting of thread at the end of a sewing cycle. This saves considerable time when compared with manual cutting of threads using scissors etc.
The position of the needle is controlled by an electronic needle position motor & controller. This will automatically put the needle in an UP or DOWN position at the end of a sewing cycle: reducing the need to use the manual hand wheel.
The Highlead GC0518-BD is a feature packed heavy duty machine and as well as needle feed, large hook & automatic thread trimming; it comes as standard with programmable auto back-tack, auto reverse, auto thread wiper, knuckle quick reverse and built in stitch program module.
It is fitted with the latest quiet & energy efficient electronically controlled AC servo motor, which only runs when you are actually sewing; If you pause or stop: the motor stops immediately and is almost silent.