The Janome DC2012 and DC2013 are both limited edition machines put out by Janome. The DC2012 is specific to the year 2012, and the DC2013 is specific to the year 2013. With only a year in between these two limited edition machines, what is the difference?
We’ve researched four categories to provide you with information on both of these models, as well as an overall product recommendation on which model we would choose. The four categories are: Overall Product Dimensions, average consumer rating, similar features and different features.
Overall Product Dimensions
Between the two, the Janome DC2012 is the larger and heavier of the two. The overall product dimensions of the Janome DC2012 are set at 20” x 11.8” x 17.5”. The overall weight sits at 22.2 lbs.
The DC2013 has overall product dimensions of 14.8” x 11” x 6.6”. The overall weight of this model sits at 18.2 lbs.
Average Consumer Rating
The average consumer rating for the Janome DC2012 is approximately 4.8 out of 5 stars. Some of the common consumer compliments for this model are that it’s quiet and fast. They also note that this machine is easy to use.
The average consumer rating for DC2013 is approximately 4.7 out of 5 stars. The common trend with this machine is that it was purchased to replace other sewing machines. Many consumers are very satisfied with the ease of use for this machine.
Since these two machines are only a year apart, they have more in common with each other than they do different. Some of the shared features include the following:
- 50 built-in stitches
- Superior feed system (SFS)
- Built-in needle threader
- Easy reverse button
- LED screen with easy navigation keys
- Three one-step buttonholes
- Stitch dimensions of 7mm wide by 5mm long
- Seven-piece feed dog
- Speed control slider
- Top loading full rotary hook bobbin
- Auto-declutch bobbin winder
- Memorized needle up/down
- Auto thread tension control
- Fee arm
- Extra high presser foot lift
- Locking stitch button
- Included accessories:
- Overedge foot
- Adjustable blind hem foot G
- Satin stitch foot F
- Even feed foot
- Zigzag foot
- Specialized bobbin
There few different features between the Janome DC2012 and DC2013.
The defining features for the Janome DC2012 include a direct stitch selection button and green accent colors.
The defining features for the DC2012 include a hard cover, blue accent colors and easy navigation buttons.
Overall Product Recommendation
The overall product recommendation falls to the DC2013. The overall smaller product dimensions and included hard cover make the DC2013 more desirable than the Janome DC2012.
Aside from the smaller size and the hard cover, the only features that you would have to decide on for an overall product recommendation would be the accent colors on the front of the sewing machine. The Janome DC2012 has green accents. The DC2013 has blue accents.
With that said, if you want blue then your recommended is the Janome DC2012. If you want green then go with the DC2013.
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