Found a home unit on craigslist for $50, its the same model that I had before, but newer.
Are you going to use Cordura nylon? Better get an industrial unit.
Yeah sewing up some Cordura (probably 1000D), I know an industrial machine would be better, but I can't justify spending that much money to sew up a few pouches.
With the old one I had, I did fine with many many layers of 750D cordura and many layers of webbing, and it punched through rather easily.