Toledo Industrial Sewing Machines
Cowboy CB29 Patcher Sewing Machine
Model: CB29 (B/L)
Arm Length: 12" or 18" (L)
Arm Diameter: 1.0" or 1 5/32" tapered
Maximum Foot Lift: 3/8"
Max Sewn Thickness: 1/4"+
Needle: #29x3/29x4: #12-#22
Double ended needle plate, with small & large holes
Thread Sizes: #33 - #138
Bobbins: Singer patcher, small or large (B)
Max Speed: 500 spm
Max Stitch Length: 4 or 5 per inch (varies with thickness)
Pressor foot drives work 360º
Adjustable speed, gear reduction servo motor
Height adjustable pedestal stand on casters
Long neck, hi-intensity flex lamp
accessories & upgrades available
Cb29: $1895.00. 12" arm small bobbin
CB29B: $2095.00. 12" arm large bobbin
CB29L: $2295.00. 18" arm small bobbin
CB29BL: $2395.00. 18" arm large bobbin
Above prices are before shipping charges
Patcher style leather sewing machines are found in every shoe repair shop in countries around the World. The are used to repair stitching and tears in shoe and boot uppers. These machines are unique in that they are fed entirely by the pressor foot, which revolves in a full 360º circle.
The Cowboy CB29 leather patcher, pictured here (click here for close-up of machine head), is capable of sewing up to 5/16" of light to medium temper leather, with up to #138 bonded nylon or polyester thread.
It has a narrow cylinder arm of either 12 or 18 inches in length; making it ideal for sewing boots, round cases, bags, purses and hats. Patchers are extremely useful for sewing decorative patches onto garments, like leather vests. The bobbins and bobbin cases are very small, compared to a standard industrial sewing machine. They hold a lot less thread and are best suited to thinner grades of bonded nylon, such as #46, #69, or #92. This machine features a lube pot on top, and a Barney knob on the hand wheel. The hand wheel and bobbin winder can be moved from the back to the front of the machine.
Every new CB29 purchase comes complete with a gear reduction servo motor, mounted on an adjustable height pedestal work stand, with locking ball bearing castors. Also included are four bobbins and one pack of 10 needles (to match your preferred thread size).
The Cowboy CB29 has single, top feed, with teeth on the bottom of the foot. There is no feed dog on the bottom; just a smooth, double-ended plate with a small needle hole at one end and a larger needle hole at the other end. It is best suited for sewing non-markable chrome tanned/garment leather projects, or those where the tooth marks are not objectionable. The maximum clearance under the lifting pressor foot is 3/8 inch, which allows you to actually sew about between 1/4" to 5/16" maximum. Also, the stitch length varies a bit with the thickness being sewn. Shoe patchers, like the Cowboy CB29 series, although typically used with #69 thread or smaller, can sew with up to #138 bonded nylon, or 3 cord cotton/linen thread. If you plan on using this size thread, we advise you to purchase the "large" bobbin (option "B") machine, in the arm length you prefer.
If you need to sew material that is considerably thicker than 5/16 inch, and/or with thread heavier than #138, you may want to consider buying our bottom feed, heavy duty CB2500, capable of sewing almost 1/2" with #346 thread. Or, consider one of our super heavy duty triple feed machines, with a smooth feed dog and high lift walking feet. These "harness stitcher" - heavy leather sewing machines are available in 3 arm lengths: the 9" arm Cowboy CB3500, or the 16.5" Cowboy CB4500, or the 25" arm Cowboy CB5500. All three of these large stitchers are capable of sewing up to 7/8 inches of leather, with a size 415 thread handling capacity.