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Machine Advice
« on: March 22, 2018, 05:08:03 PM »
I'm after a littlee advice on a first industrial machine if I may, in the market for a new machine as my 1950 Singer is close to moving on to the recycle yard.

I have been looking about and have the following machines in mind, its my first big purchase so was wondering if there is any advice anyone could give me?

Budget is around 1200.00 GBP - based in the UK.

1. Tysew TY-1300DDe-1, little over budget but has additional functions and direct drive.

2.  Juki DU-1181N, seems to be the default walking foot machine to go for and under budget.

3. Brother S-7100A-403, no walking foot but has the most additional functions.

Open to other suggestions.

Many thanks.

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Re: Machine Advice
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 05:50:18 PM »
My first machine was Juki DNU 1541S. Id recommend one. Very robust and easy to use. I highly recommend a needle synchronizer. Price might be a tad high for you though.

If youre sewing heavy material, Id stick with a walking foot machine that is meant for that application.

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Re: Machine Advice
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2018, 06:12:09 PM »
If you can only have one machine, I would suggest a walking foot sewing machine.
Juki
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Re: Machine Advice
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 06:36:33 AM »
Have a look at Highlead machines a GC0618 is around your budget and is walking foot and a great machine, Braithwaite sewing have the best prices for Highlead.

Personally i would avoid Tysew, poor machines and poor support from the seller in the uk

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Re: Machine Advice
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2018, 06:41:52 PM »
You can't go wrong with a Juki. I had a 1541 and it's been a super workhorse.

I"m not familiar with the 1181 but the foot lift is not as high which could be an issue if you are planning to sew projects with lots of padding.