In this video I demonstrate the Sailrite LSZ-1 Sewing Machine’s ability to sew through a variety of fabrics. I had no doubt the machine could sew through heavy materials, but how did it handle lighter weight fabrics was the question. Follow along as I do my test:
While capturing this video I noticed a rubbing belt sound when sewing slowly or in reverse. I took off the the wheel and belt cover and discovered the pulley was out of alignment (see image below).
After sending the above image to Sailrite Matt gave me a call. He said this was acceptable to them and it should not cause any problems. This may or maynot be true, but I expect a belt pulley to be in line with the belt in order to not cause undue wear, rubbing and friction.
I ended up returning the machine to Sailrite within their 30 day full refund period.
Otherwise, I found this to be a well built machine and I would have kept it if not for the above problem.