I posted this in alt.sewing and no one is in. Someone here could probably advise
me if Junki DLL8300N fully assemble for $595 is worth buying.
My wife needs a reliable industrial sewing machine, we really cannot afford a
fancy expensive machine and any advice or suggestions will be deeply
I think you mean "JUKI".
Juki makes a pretty good sewing machine. I've used them, and while I don't
like them nearly as much as Brother industrials (to be fair, they don't cost
nearly as much, either), I wouldn't turn one down if it was given to me.
What's more important is can you get service for the machine where you live?
The average commercial sewing machine head weighs in around 50 pounds, so
shipping it somewhere to have it fixed will be massively expensive.
If there is a dealer nearby who can service the machine, you might also see
what they have sitting around for sale. I picked up my Brother b550 for
$811 *new*, and it's a far better machine than anything Juki has ever
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Wow, thanks for the correction. I make the same mistake in alt.sewing but
corrected it before posting. I am desperate for advice that I forgot to check.
I will look around the Metro and see if I can get it service and check the
prices here too. I am from the Midwest and shipping for this machine will be
around $175 from NY.
Thanks for you suggestion and advice.
Hi Maryjoe, as it happens I have been fixing industrial sewing machines for
the last 28 years in different factories in England and in Canada. I just
finished work on the afternoon shift a few minutes ago in one of (the
last!!) Levi jeans plants up here in Canada. We are going to be closing in
March, so if anyone has any work for me, that would be great. We don't just
fix sewing machines, everything is automated so a lot of electronic
troubleshooting and plc programming.
Anyway, enough of my networking, get a picture if possible and I can
tell you how good or bad the motor is, and what to check for on the sew head
before you commit yourself. Also, down the road I can probably help you with
repairs by e mail.
regards ....... Rob
I am sorry to hear that you will be losing your job shortly. Sad, many jobs are
leaving offshore and may never return. Today, one needs to work hard to keep one
job and harder to find another one. That is why my wife and I are supplement our
income sewing and others thingy.
The machine we are buying is new and just wanna finds out more before we part
our hard earn dollars. Thanks
Is there some mental defect that afflicts people that makes them reluctant
to explain what they're trying to accomplish when they ask questions, or
are they just afraid that we'll suck their souls out if they share too much
Anyway.... what are you planning to do with the the thing?
Do you want an industrial machine because you think they're
better for heavy use, because you need a deep throat, or
because you plan to be sewing through leather and other thick
materials? Do you need a machine that will do tricks,
like button-holes and zig-zag and programmable patterns, or
will a machine that will does only straight stitches, but that will
do them for 500 hours of continuous operation, through 14 oz
leather work? Are you capable of doing any of your own
maintenance and repair?
If all you're after is reliability, no, it's not worth it. You should
just buy two elderly singers off ebay for a total of about half
that asking price. (Anything beige, look for model number in the
500 range or lower)
(I have a singer 404. I make tents with it.
It will sew through a wooden ruler without
blinking. It will also sew through your thumb
without blinking. It cost me $100 bucks,
including an initial cleaning.)
I can understand when one seeking information and not telling too much.
You should know by now, Internet can be extremely dangerous and sometimes fatal
if you are not careful. We need not blare out every detail of what we are doing
for the whole world to hear. :-)
My wife sews and sells simple everyday household stuff to supplement our income
after her 8 to 5 job in the evening and weekend. It is an honest way of put
foods on the table if I may add. Does that satisfy your curiosity? I am sure you
are not interested in her $4.99 to $39.99 thingy?:-)
She sews light to medium duty materials. Deep throat, cuz makes it easy and will
not crease the materials. No need tricks, buttons, zig-zag or programmable etc.
Just a simple reliable and fast machine. I will try to repair if possible.
Thanks for the suggestion. I did a check Singer 404 and I think we will go ahead
and buy the Juki (NOT Junki), unless we find a better alternative. I came to
realize speed is important and the present Brother sewing is very slow and broke
down twice (We bought an antique $60, Singer as a backup).
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