When a regular sewing machine just won’t do it, which heavy duty sewing machine do you go with? Janome has two fantastic options to consider. We suggest taking a look at the following two heavy duty machines:
Janome HD 1000 and HD 3000.
We looked at four categories to provide you with an overview of information for both the Janome HD 1000 and the HD 3000. The four categories we researched are: overall dimensions, price, similar features and differentiating features.
Using the research we compiled we’ll give you a starting point on what to look for, as well as provide our recommended product.
Seeing as both of these are heavy duty machines, they are going to be slightly larger, and heavier, than normal sewing machines.
The Janome HD 1000 has overall product dimensions of 15.6” x 12.4” x 6.3”. It is made with an aluminum body and weighs approximately 16.8 lbs.
The HD 3000 has overall product dimensions of 16” x 11.3” x 7.2”. It also has a heavy duty aluminum body, but weights slightly more, at 18.7 lbs.
Between the two models there is approximately a $100 price difference.
The Janome HD 1000, depending on where it is purchased, can range from $390 to $400.
The HD 3000, depending on where it is purchased, can range from $500 to $510.
The features that both the Janome HD 1000 and the HD 3000 share include the following:
- Built-in needle threader
- Drop feed
- Free arm
- Extra high presser foot lift
- Manual thread tension control
- Stitch selection dial
- These included accessories:
- Specialized bobbin
- Rolled hem foot
- Zig-zag foot
The Janome HD 1000 and HD 3000 also have features that are unique to the models.
The differentiating features for the Janome HD 1000 include 14 stitches, a horizontal and full rotary hook bobbin system, 3-piece feed down and reverse stitch lever. It also comes a dust cover for storage.
The differentiating features for the HD 3000 include 18 stitches, a top loading and full rotary hook bobbin, a higher maximum stitch width of 6.5, 7-piece dog feed and these additional accessories: sliding buttonhole foot and an adjustable binding hem foot. This model comes with a hard cover for storage.
Overall Product Recommendation
Depending on what you are planning on making will depend on which model we would recommend. While either one of these models is great, the $100 difference can make people nervous and unsure which one they want.
If you are working on basic projects, with the occasional need for a heavy duty machine, then the Janome HD 1000 is the best fit for you.
However, if the majority of your projects are heavy duty, then it’s worth spending the extra $100 to purchase the HD 3000. It has a higher maximum stitch width, more stitches and a 7-feed dog. This machine is meant for people with heavy duty projects, not the average user.
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