This model in the Highlead range is one of the most heavy duty industrial sewing machines in production today.

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 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


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
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