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Highlead GA1398-1-NPAA

Super Heavy Duty Sewing Machine with Walking Foot

Extra Large Shuttle Hook  - Long and High Arm 

+ Operator Aids

Highlead GA1398-1 NPAA

This Highlead GA1398-1-NPAA is an uprated version of the GA1398-1 model and is one of the most heavy duty industrial sewing machines in production today.

The NPAA specification features a high torque full sized 1HP electronic needle positioning motor, air assisted reverse device, air operated automatic foot lifter, Knuckle quick reverse system and electronic stitch count box with slow speed inching control. These extra operator aids combine to offer a much more controllable and less fatiguing super heavy duty industrial sewing machine.  

It features an extended long + high arm working area, extra large shuttle hook, powerful bottom/walking foot top feed system plus an extra large foot lift clearance.

A stitch length of up-to 15mm is possible (which in sewing machine terms, is big) and the machine has a reverse stitch lever as standard.

The special extra large shuttle hook and bobbin capacity offers high efficiency in sewing products using extra thick thread and has a thread rating up-to size #0 - #00

The presser foot has an ultra high lift of up to 32mm, allowing for a large range of extra heavy weight material or bulky items to be used.

The walking foot action is driven and combines with the powerful bottom feed to produce a positive feeding motion for extra heavy use.

The sewing machine head has a larger long arm internal working area of 413mm, to the right of needle, & higher under arm clearance.

The Highlead GA1398-1-NPAA is a Super heavy duty sewing machine for use on for example:

Harnesses, Saddle materials, thick canvas & leather, parachutes, rigging, buffing wheels, extra heavy webbing, safety belts, straps, cargo slings, book binding etc. + many other extra heavy weight or bulky items

Features: (NPAA)

  • Super heavy weight sewing
  • Special extra large shuttle hook
  • Extra heavy duty feeding action
  • Ultra high lifting foot assembly
  • Reverse stitch lever
  • Long Arm 413mm working area
  • High under arm clearance
  • Extra large stitch feature
  • High torque full sized electronic motor
  • Air assisted reverse device
  • Air operated auto foot lifter
  • stitch count control box.

32mm high foot lift for thick sewing

high sewing foot lifter

  • Max sewing speed: 700rpm
  • Stitch length: 0-15mm
  • Needle bar stroke: 56.7mm
  • Bed size 654x258mm
  • Max Presser foot lift by hand:29mm*
  • Max Presser foot lift by foot: 32mm*
  • Needle size: #250

*subject to set-up etc.




Highlead GA1398-1

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Also available extra heavy duty sewing models:  Highlead GA0688  &  Highlead GA2688

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5 Cheltenham Street - Salford Manchester M6 6WY England
0161 736 2861
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