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pfaff vs. singer

rangers | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

i have checked out the singer xl 6000 and also the janome 10001 and the pfaff 2144.  I love the automatic threader   automatic bobbin and the fact that the singer has a continuous hopping feature.  Also will rethread itself to the next color while embroidering.  I am a little nervous since it just came out.  The Janome 10001 is great for free arm embroidery, like on the cuffls of jeans and jackets.  But I am not sure how much free arm I would really do. the Pfaff had nice features {besides the terriblly expensive price} but I was disappointed in the vertical bobbin, no continuous hoop, no hat hoop and no automatic threading like the singer.  Anyone with any onf these machines I would love to hear your pros/ cons.  I have never done machine embroidery, at first I considered the Singer quantum but liked the features of the tol machines. thanks.

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  1. Scooter1 | | #1

    I'd choose a Janome over a Pfaff and a Pfaff over a new Singer. The newer Singers are not made as well as they use to be, and Viking now owns Pfaff.

    1. Bernie1 | | #2

      Do you think the Pfaff is less of a machine because it's made by Viking? I don't know why this rumor has spread, but Viking is making the machine exactly the same way Pfaff did, same engineering, and some Pfaffs are still made in Germany, they're just owned by Viking.  Janome, while people who own them love them, is not made at the same factory - different parts come from different factories and are assembled all over the place.  I saw some of the newer Singers at the Worcester Expo and was actually impressed. The thing to ask is, how good is the service, how close is the dealer, what will you get with your purchase - i.e. classes, trade ups, good service if you have mechanical problems - does it do what you want and are you comfortable with the interface. Singer has come a long way and is trying to rebuild its reputation so you may find you get the best bargain there.

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