Sewing machines can let your creativity flow in many different ways. With so many brands and models out there it can be intimidating to both beginners and intermediate crafters.
Let us help you by offering two models to look at: The Janome HD3000 and the Singer 4423.
Both of these heavy duty machines can handle the thickest of fabrics. We analyzed four categories to give you a quick overview of these machines: built-in stitches and maximum stitch dimensions; hook type, feed system and bobbin Winding; machine dimensions, and other useful features.
Built-in Stitches and Maximum Stitch Dimensions
One of the first things many crafters look for is how many built-in stitch options are available and what is the dimensions of the maximum stitch.
The Janome HD3000 features 21 built-in stitches, including a buttonhole stitch. The maximum stitch dimensions is 6.5mm wide and 4mm long.
The Singer 4423 contains 23 built-in stitches, including the following types of stitches: 1 butonhole, 4 stretch, 12 decorative, and 6 basic. The stitch dimensions maximum is 6mm wide.
Hook Type, Feed System and Bobbin Winding
The Janome HD3000 has a rotary hook bobbin (full) that loads from the top. The feed system contains five pieces, and the bobbin winding system is set as a push-pull system.
The Singer 4423 has a drop-in bobbin system with an automatic needle threader as a hook type and bobbin winding system.
The Janome HD3000 is a little larger for a sewing machine, but is comparative to other heavy duty sewing machines. The overall dimensions of this model are: 16” W x 11.3” H x 7.2” D. This heavy duty model weights approximately 18.7 lbs.
The Singer 4423 is just about the same dimensions at: 15.5” x 12” x 6.2”. This model significantly less than the Janome HD3000, with an overall weight at approximately 14.5 lbs.
Other Useful Features
In addition to the information provided above, there are a number of useful features that both these machines can offer beginner and above crafters.
The Janome HD3000 has these great features:
- Easy-to-use reverse button
- Dials to switch stitches
- Hard cover for protective storage
- High pressure foot lift
- Aluminum body
- Easy-to-follow instructions located on tray door
The Singer 4423 gives these wonderful features to crafters:
- 1,100 stitches per minute
- Stainless steel plate for easy fabric movement
- Pressure feet that snap on
- Free arm
- High-pressure foot lift
- Multiple needle positions (3)
- Reverse in automatic
- Dials to switch stitches
- Soft storage case
- Included accessories
- Zipper foot
- Buttonhole foot
- All-purpose foot
- Button sewing foot
- Seam ripper
- Quilting quide
- Auxiliary spool pin
Overall Sewing Machine Recommendation
These two models compared side-by-side made it difficult to choose an overall product recommendation.
In the end, it was the Singer 4423 that had the overall product recommendation button of approval. With 1,100 stitches per minute, loads of free foot accessories and being an overall lighter machine made this an ideal heavy duty sewing machine.
The Janome HD3000 did, however, have a hard case for storage. This was an ideal storage solution that made it a great runner up to the Singer 4423.
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