Juki industrial sewing machines and sergers have long held places of honor in the busy work rooms of tailors, professional dressmakers and alteration experts.
The same technology and know how that made Juki so popular with sewing professionals is also the reason why Juki home sewing machines and sergers are such a hit with home sewers.
What Sets Juki Sewing Machines Different from the Rest
Most Juki home sewing machines and sergers are anything but delicate or dainty. Instead, they are sturdy and capable of standing up to long hours of intense use.
In addition, Juki sergers and sewing machines are priced to fit just about every budget, user friendly and easy to maintain.
Before moving to South Florida, I knew a woman who owned a Juki. She was so dedicated to her Juki, in fact that she was not willing to even consider bringing another brand sewing machine or serger into their sewing room.
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The computerized Juki Exceed series seems to be the most popular line with intermediate and advanced or expert home sewers. I like the basic operation of Juki mechanical sewing machines and sergers. I encourage anyone in the market for a sewing machine for someone who is at the beginner level take a look at some of the basic mechanical sewing machines and sergers from Juki.
Regardless of which model you select, I believe you will find that the Juki is a rugged and durable machine.
- Machines for all ages and skill levels
- Competitively priced
- User friendly
- Easy to understand and use controls
- Fewer features and options than comparably priced machines
- Some machines are noisy
Having neighbors who sew is nothing new for me. However, having a neighbor who is a professional tailor and pattern maker is almost a dream come true. Not long after Kennedy Samuel bought the house across the street from me, he purchased a brand new Juki DDL 5550N, and allowed me to do this review before he even had a chance to do any serious sewing on it himself. I was not only honored, I was also impressed by the performance of this straight stitch only super-fast industrial sewing machine. Unlike other industrial sewing machines I have reviewed in the past, this one has a bobbin thread sensor, an on board thread cutter and a fabric edge sensor that automatically stops and cuts the threads when the needle sews off the edge of a seam.
I wrote a review of the Juki HZL Exceed series a little while ago. Recently, I had a chance to do a hands-on examination of the F600 Quilt & Pro Special, the top of the Juki Exceed line. This machine is truly one to be seen and experienced in order to be fully appreciated. It is solidly built, produces excellent stitches, doesn’t vibrate and is whisper quiet. Anyone looking for a new sewing and quilting machine owes it to themselves to take a very close look at this one before making a final decision as to which machine to add to their sewing room.
The Juki HZL K85 is a wonderful sewing and quilting machine. It is well built, quiet, and sews at great speed levels with no vibration at all. However, it is not for everybody. The stitch selection process is a bit too time consuming for my taste and I am not thrilled with the placement of the drop feed control. The stitch quality is excellent, however, and the other functions are quite easy to master. In short, the Juki HZL K85 is an ideal choice for certain people… and I strongly suggest that anyone interested in acquiring a new sewing and quilting machine take a very close look at it.
The Juki HZL 355 ZW-A is lightweight, portable and a great choice for almost anyone who sews. It is an excellent machine for students of all ages and the hard carrying case makes it a wonderful travel companion. My only reservation is the placement of the drop feed control. My pet peeve with any sewing machine is the fact that the work table/accessories case must be removed in order to get to the drop feed control. Perhaps one of these days, sewing machine manufacturers will figure out that the drop feed control should be as easy to get to as the on board needle threader or thread cutter.
The Juki MO 51e is by far one of the most reliable affordable serger that I have seen in a very long time. Not only is it lightweight and portable, and an ideal option for taking to class, guild meetings and to the college dorm. This user friendly serger has a convenient automatic threader for the lower looper, which simplifies one of the most challenging tasks associated with working on a serger. It also has a convenient compartment for stowing all of its accessories on board, making it impossible to leave any of your serging supplies behind when you travel with it. This machine is ideal for the beginner as well as the seasoned home sewer who is in the market for a basic serger, capable of rendering six basic functional serger stitches.
The Juki MO 644D is possibly the most dependable, reliable serger in its price range. It is affordable and easy to use. Its features include a differential feed and adjustable stitch length and width controls as well as adjustable presser foot adjustment. While these features are available on every new serger, they stand out on the MO 644D because of its excellent stitch quality. There is no free arm, but that is a very minor inconvenience when you take into account the quality of the stitches and the great way it sews through all types and thicknesses of fabric.
Juki is best known for its industrial sewing machines. When I reviewed the Juki LU 2810, I could see clearly why the Juki brand stands heads and shoulders above the other industrial sewing machines on the market. This is a straight stitch only machine that is designed with large jobs in mind – repairing boat sails, making luggage, purses, and even sofas. If you work with a lot of heavy leather or suede, or if you work on boat sails and furniture, you owe it to yourself to take a very close look at the Juki LU 2810.
It’s not often that I come across a sewing machine that is so fast it makes me want to take a step back. That’s what happened when I reviewed the Juki DDL 8100e straight stitch only industrial sewing machine. This is quite probably the fastest sewing machine I have ever worked on. At more than 5000 stitches per minute, I know it’s the fastest sewing machine I have ever reviewed.
Have you ever been in a situation where you absolutely love something, but then are disappointed with one aspect of it? That’s what happened when I reviewed the Juki HZL 29Z. This mechanical sewing machine produces stitches that any home sewer would give their eye teeth for, but there is a lot of vibration. I was taken completely aback by this given the fact that we’re talking about a Juki – one of the most reliable sewing machines in the world. The Juki name is synonymous with solid construction and superior workmanship. You could imagine my surprise when this one started vibrating on me.
If you can live with the vibration, I suggest you give it a try. Otherwise, don’t stop your search. There are lots and lots of reasonably priced mechanical sewing machines on the market. If a vibrating sewing machine does not suit your fancy, keep looking. You’ll find the one that is perfect for you.
If you are a machine quilting enthusiast who doesn’t have enough space for a quilting frame, the Juki TL 2010Q is a very good option. This straight stitch only mechanical home quilting machine has all of the great workmanship and high standards of quality that the Juki brand name is famous for and is user friendly enough for a beginner to work on with ease.
The Juki HZL – G210 Excite is one of those machines that go above and beyond expectations. It is user friendly, sturdy and produces excellent stitches. The HZL – G210 Excite weighs less than 10 pounds, but handles like a much, much larger and heavier sewing machine. The Juki reputation and tradition of providing exceptional industrial sewing machines has carried over to Juki’s sewing machines and sergers for home use.
When Juki decide to change its motto to “Juki is coming home”, the people in the Juki advertising department knew exactly what they were doing. The Juki MO 1000 Easy Threader is quite possibly the most user friendly serger I have ever reviewed. When you combine the ease of operation with the high quality workmanship that Juki is know for, you have a sure fire winner.