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Sewing machine advice

Postby Petew » Wed 19 Aug, 2020 6:53 am

Hi everyone. I'm looking to get a heavier duty machine. I've been using domestic machines up to this point but I'm now looking for a semi industrial straight stitcher. I would love a full industrial machine but the only place I have to sew is the dining room table.

The machines I've been looking at are:
Juki TL 2010
Janome HD9
Brother PQ1500SL

Does anyone have one of these machines or any experience using them?

Cheers,

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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Moondog55 » Wed 19 Aug, 2020 8:36 am

Get in touch with Evan at TerraRosa
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Son of a Beach » Wed 19 Aug, 2020 10:42 am

my wife loves her industrial... the whole house vibrates when it's on... the motor is literally rated in horse-power

If you do end up considering an industrial...

What my missus did was to buy two of the same model, second-hand from a commercial clothing manufacturer for next to nothing. Then she got a sewing machine maintenance guy to take the best bits of both of them and put them together into one machine. Still needed a new motor, but ended up reasonably cheap. But yes, it does take up some space.
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby jane » Thu 20 Aug, 2020 12:10 am

Juki is a well known , well used brand amongst the sewing groups and sewing forums I belong in .
Janome is also well made and well known.
All my machines are Janome , can't fault them .
Consew is another solid industrial machine worth looking at .
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Petew » Thu 20 Aug, 2020 8:03 am

jane wrote:Juki is a well known , well used brand amongst the sewing groups and sewing forums I belong in .
Janome is also well made and well known.
All my machines are Janome , can't fault them .
Consew is another solid industrial machine worth looking at .


I currently have three machines, a couple of Singers (201k, Heavy duty 4423) and a Janome my style 20. I love the 201 but it's old school and feels like I'm going to get fried any time I use it even though the wiring is good. The heavy duty is cheap and nasty. I love the Janome my style 20.

Plan is to sell the two singers, keep the Janome and buy a new straight stitcher, either the Juki or Janome.
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Moondog55 » Thu 20 Aug, 2020 9:42 am

How much do you want for the 201K?/
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Petew » Thu 20 Aug, 2020 10:06 am

Moondog55 wrote:How much do you want for the 201K?/

Probably $180. Electricals are good and sews great. Has a wood case. Nice machine. Don't want to post it though. Weighs a tonne.

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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Moondog55 » Thu 20 Aug, 2020 10:35 am

Fair price for a great machine.
But yes it's pack-up only at that weight
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Petew » Thu 20 Aug, 2020 11:35 am

I swear it weighs 25kg! That thing will be sewing long after we've all croaked it. Cast iron is built to last! Non of that flimsy aluminium stuff :)
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Petew » Mon 24 Aug, 2020 3:41 pm

I had a look at and a quick sew on a Janome HD9 today. It's pretty awesome!
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Lamont » Mon 24 Aug, 2020 4:13 pm

Nice. Is it the front runner?
What's the presser foot height (and the extension) on that one Pete?
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Petew » Mon 24 Aug, 2020 5:39 pm

I think it's 12mm and maybe 2mm more extension. I'm used to older machines. It was so nice!
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Petew » Mon 24 Aug, 2020 5:40 pm

Also, yes it's the front runner. Not cheap though...
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Lamont » Mon 24 Aug, 2020 6:37 pm

When I looked at the three you linked they seemed roughly the same price. Are you able to trial them all? I'll refrain from throwing the Rob Schneider clip here.
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Petew » Mon 24 Aug, 2020 8:41 pm

The very nice lady in Hobbysew loved the Janome HD9. They use one as one of their shop machines. She said it's nicer to use than its predecessor (1600). I asked her about the Brother and she basically slagged it off. They sell the brother too but she said Janome all the way. The Janome extension table is bigger and better designed too. The Janome also has speed control so you can slow it down for delicate stuff.

They vary in price a bit. The brother can be had for $1600, the Janome for $1800. The Juki about $2100.

There is a place in Penrith that sells the Juki so I'll see if I can have a go on one.
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Lamont » Tue 25 Aug, 2020 7:57 am

Yes that is quite a difference in price. I reckon if you can't sink the machine into a big sheet/bench as you are limited for space at home the big extension would be gold. Interested how you find the Juki.
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Moondog55 » Tue 25 Aug, 2020 8:11 am

$1600- is a very cheap Brother sewing machine, Ceciles cost a lot more than that but it is a computerised one with lots of functions.
Have you considered a rebuild of your old Singer? Rewiring and with a more powerful motor
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Petew » Tue 25 Aug, 2020 9:47 am

Actually the old singer has decent wiring and sews well. Just after something that's smoother/easier to use. It's a good machine just a bit too old school if that makes sense.
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Lamont » Fri 04 Sep, 2020 1:43 pm

Petew wrote:Actually the old singer has decent wiring and sews well. Just after something that's smoother/easier to use. It's a good machine just a bit too old school if that makes sense.

Well what's the John Dory?
Got one yet?
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Petew » Sat 05 Sep, 2020 3:19 pm

Not yet. Pretty sure it will be the Janome hd9 but just copped a couple of big bills so it's on the back burner for now. Car service next week so I'll see how the funds are after that. I did manage to sell the Singer heavy duty so that's something.....
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Lamont » Sat 05 Sep, 2020 5:41 pm

Petew wrote:Not yet. Pretty sure it will be the Janome hd9 but just copped a couple of big bills so it's on the back burner for now. Car service next week so I'll see how the funds are after that. I did manage to sell the Singer heavy duty so that's something.....

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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Petew » Mon 21 Sep, 2020 2:42 pm

After faffing about I ended up buying a Janome MC 6700p. Pretty happy with my decision and broke:)
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Lamont » Mon 21 Sep, 2020 3:13 pm

Petew wrote:After faffing about I ended up buying a Janome MC 6700p. Pretty happy with my decision and broke:)

Mmmm nice.
I can feel the raw Janome POWER from here! :D






Oh sorry, that's coming from my 1983 Janome -straight out of Taiwan :lol:
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Petew » Mon 21 Sep, 2020 3:23 pm

Spelt POWAH!

I also have two 80s Taiwanese Janome, nowt wrong with that. A my style 16 and a 20. Great machines.
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Petew » Tue 22 Sep, 2020 7:49 am

Thar she blows!
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Lamont » Tue 22 Sep, 2020 8:18 am

Ripper.
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Petew » Thu 24 Sep, 2020 11:29 am

It a fantastic stitcher too
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Lamont » Thu 24 Sep, 2020 11:44 am

:D :D
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Moondog55 » Thu 24 Sep, 2020 2:17 pm

Nice
Very nice
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Re: Sewing machine advice

Postby Lamont » Thu 24 Sep, 2020 2:20 pm

Although I think I see a kink in the twenty seventh stitch.
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