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Highlead GC24628-1

Post bed twin needle walking foot sewing machine

with split needle bar system

Highlead GC24628-1

The Highlead GC24628-1 is a twin needle post-bed heavy duty compound feed and walking foot sewing machine which features a selectable split needle bar.

The post-bed design is very useful when sewing shaped items or panels etc. and is used when you need to sew into shaped items which can not be done on a standard flat-bed machine. 

The 178mm high slim post bed gives you greater access and control when sewing decorative (top stitching) & functional stitching on items like leather upholstery panels, car seat upholstery and general furniture etc.

The special split needle bar is particularly useful when sewing corners or tight angular stitching and allows the operator, at the flick of a lever, to disengage one of the needle bars; so the machine can sew with one needle. You can select to disengage or re-engage the left or right needle depending on the type of corner or angular stitching you are doing.    

The machine is smooth running, durable, versatile and its robust construction includes: needle roller bearings for the arm & hook shaft etc., cog driven belt assemblies and a semi-automatic oil lubrication system with sump is fitted which reduces wear & tear considerably.

As well as the Post bed shape & split needle bar design, It features a heavy duty triple feeding action by way of: bottom feed, needle feed and walking foot top feed and is fitted with two large vertically mounted hook & bases for use with medium to heavy weight materials.

A safety clutch is fitted to help prevent damage to the hooks, bevel gears and other important parts, should the machine become jammed or over-loaded.

The GC24628-1 is a post-bed twin needle, needle feed, walking foot machine with split needle bar for use on medium to heavy weight materials and is suited to sewing for example:

leather upholstery, car upholstery, general upholstery panels/shapes, leather goods, canvas/plastic, handbags, sports apparatus, office furniture, technical textiles etc.


Highlead GC24628-1 post bed split needle sewing

Needle gauge standard 5/16" 8mm (optional sizes available)



  • Versatile Post bed shape
  • Twin needle sewing
  • Large Vertical hooks
  • Split needle bar (selectable)
  • Reverse stitch lever
  • 178mm Post bed height
  • Sump mounted with oil pump
  • Automatic hook lubrication
  • Up-to 7mm stitch feature


  • Max sewing speed: 2000rpm
  • Stitch length: 1 - 7mm
  • Needle bar stroke: 34.4mm
  • Presser foot lifter by hand: 7mm
  • Presser foot lifter by knee: 13mm
  • Needle: DPx17 size 23
  • Needle gauge 8mm (optional sizes available)
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Post bed with large hooks and split needle bar



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