COBRA Class 4 Leather Sewing Machine Review

Leathercraft Article and Video by Bruce Cheaney

COBRA Class 4 Leather Sewing Machine Review. Leather sewing machine for leathercraft and saddle making.  This is a leather machine review on the COBRA Class 4 to see what this harness stitcher can do.

I asked my brother Phillip some time ago about doing a review on his Cobra sewing machine and he gave me a call today and said this would be a good time to come over to watch him sew some off billets for saddles that he was in the process of sewing.

You can easily change the pressure feet depending on what you are going to sew. The normal setup is the double toe pressure foot and the center pressure foot for sewing leather without the roller guide. The setup for using the roller guide is the left toe pressure foot and the center pressure foot this is how Phillip has his cobra class 4 leather sewing machine setup for this review.

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Cobra Class 4 Leather Sewing Machine

The Cobra Class 4 leather sewing machine comes with a Heavy Duty pedestal type stand with wheels that lock (Locking Casters). The motor is a fully adjustable digital DC Servo and is fitted with a heavy duty ball bearing speed reducer that is mounted underneath the machine stand.

A very versatile sewing machine that will sew 6 ounce leather to 7/8″ thick leather for example saddle skirts or gun holsters. Other materials you can sew with the COBRA are webbing, bio plastic, canvas and rubber.

You can use a broad range of thread sizes from 69 to 415 Phillip has his machine set up for white polyester 346 and he uses SCHMETZ Needles in sizes 200 and 230 (294 S SERV 1).

Other features of the COBRA Class 4

  • 16 1/2″ Cylinder Arm
  • Triple Feed Mechanism
  • Built in Bobbin Winder
  • Thread Stand For Machine And Bobbin Thread
  • Reverse Stitches in Same Holes

Review for the COBRA Class 4

The leather Phillip is sewing is saddle skirting on top with a latigo leather lining which is a fairly thick double ply piece and as you will see will The COBRA Class 4 really performs great. I think Phillip mentioned that he sewed sixty four of these piece’s at full throttle and the machine never missed a stitch.


To find out more about the COBRA Class 4 leather sewing machine check out Leather Machine Co., Inc. 2141 E. Philadelphia St., Unit “U”, Ontario, CA 91761 website.

You can tell by the sound of this Cobra Class 4 leather sewing machine that it is set up for optimum performance and is in time and very balanced.  Phillip Cheaney Owner Cheaney Tack

Phillip likes and uses white 346 polyester sewing machine thread and he gets his thread from Texas Thread mfg. Company in Harlingen Texas. 78550 phone number 1 (800) 840-3670

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