- Consew 206RB-5 Assembly Guide
- Needle Sizes, Thread Sizes (What Thread to use with what Needle size)
- Needle Points and Stitch Types
- Consew P1206RB Assembly Guide
- Consew 206RB-5 foot pushing back material issue fix - adjustment
- Tips how to get straight top stitch, avoid angled stitches


Consew 206RB-5 Assembly Guide
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      The assembly of Consew 206RB-5 is like the assembly of many other industrial sewing machines - for most part it is assembly of the table with the machine head placed on the top of the table. The table that comes with Consew 206RB-5 is a standard industrial sewing machine table, that is supplied with many other sewing machines. It's frame assembly is simple and straight forward. The most involved part of the assembly is attaching to the table top parts that require to be properly aligned with the machine head to function properly. Our guide with pictures will show how to put it together correctly.

(Click on the images to see a larger picture)

1. Assemble table frame.

2. Assemble foot lifter as shown on drawing. Install foot lifter with 4 screws to the bottom of the table - see picture with measurements for positioning the screws - shown with red dots. Attach table top to the table frame, use nails to nail the black bottom pad to the table top, make sure the lifter part of the knee lifter spins freely in the pad opening. (Machine head is not installed on the table at this point yet, picture shown with the head installed)

3. Unpack machine head, BEFORE ATTACHING THE BELT PULLEY - attach part of the belt cover to the head of the machine, then attach belt pulley to the machine head with 2 small headless screws, making sure they align with corresponding cuts on the shaft and 1 big screw to the center of the pulley.

4. Place rubber pads into precut holes in the corners of the table opening and nail them. Place 2 rubber pads for machine holders in precutted holes. Place metal machine holders with pins into holes on the back of the machine and place machine onto the table, lining up the metal holders with corresponding rubber pads. Place machine head support into the predrilled whole on the table top behind the machine head, machine head rests on it when open.

5. Install motor with 3 long bolts, connect table pedal and the motor with connecting adjustable rod. Connect machine head with the motor with the belt. Install belt cover on the motor. Adjust tention of the belt, by tightening or releasng the big ajusting nut on the motor.

6. Install remaining pieces of machine head belt cover, rear piece needs to be screwed on to the table with 2 screws. Instal bobbin winder with screws to the table top making sure the bobbin winding wheel is connecting with the belt in pressed on position.

8. Install lamp, assemble and install bobbin stand in predrilled holes in the table.

Installation Complete.


Needle Sizes, Thread Sizes
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      Threads and needles come in variety of sizes. It is important to use correct size of the needle for the thread you are using. The wrong size selection can cause inadequate stitching or sometimes even machine damage. Pick the right needle for your thread:

Thread Size (Tex): 45 70 90 135 210 270 350 410 600
Needle Size: 14-16 16-18 18-20 20-22 22-24 24-26 26-28 28-30 30-32

Keep in mind some machines are not capable of using needles thicker than certain size, or may need adjustments.


Needle Points and Stitch Types
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      To achieve the correct style of stitching for leather use the right type of needles. Leather needles come in several variations. See the guide from needle manufacturer Groz-Beckert - How to pick needles with the right needle points for sewing leather: Needle Points Guide

Needle points for leather.


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