Are Juki Sewing Machines worth the money? Which one is best? Read our reviews to find out.
In 1938 a group of machinery manufacturers in Tokyo invested in a company called Tokyo Juki Manufacturers Association. In 1947 they introduced their first domestic sewing machine and shortly thereafter their first industrial sewing machine. Today the Juki Corporation maintains two large product lines: Household & Semi-Professional Sewing Machines and Industrial Sewing Machines. Juki makes both mechanical and computerized sewing machines and the brand is well known for durability and performance.
|Avg Consumer Rating
|Juki HZL-F600 sewing machine
|Juki HZL-DX7 sewing machine
|Juki TL-2010Q sewing machine
|Juki HZL-F300 sewing machine
|Juki HZL-G220 sewing machine
89.8 The Juki HZL-G220 is a full size, computerized sewing machine that’s great for quilting, crafting, and sewing garments. It has many built-in stitch patterns and comes with a host of features, but is still fairly easy to setup and use. Owners like the G220 and highlight the machine’s quality stitches, its ability to tackle thick fabrics, and the built-in thread trimmer (folks can’t say enough good things about this feature). It is, however, a heavy machine - over 20 lbs – so it’s not really designed for portability, and like many Juki machines it doesn’t come cheap.
92.7 The Juki Exceed HZL-F300 is one of three popular computerized sewing machines in Juki’s Exceed series (F300, F400, F600). The F300 is the most affordable but it still packs a punch. Owners are very pleased with this Juki and some describe it as an “excellent buy” and an “awesome machine”. It produces a quality stitch, sews smoothly, is powerful yet quiet, and feels sturdy. It also comes with a host of great features. However there are some grumblings that it doesn't include a knee lift, and some folks have had issues with the bobbin winder and the automatic needle threader.
96.7 The Juki HZL-LB5100 is one of the more affordable Juki computerized sewing machines. Owners give the unit high praise and report that it provides good value for the money. The LB5100 is lightweight and fairly compact, making it a good choice for those who want a portable machine. It is also designed for both the beginner (very easy to use) and the advanced sewist (plenty of features). This is a sturdy machine that runs quiet and creates a great stitch. The bobbin winding is a little slow however, and some owners wish the unit had a faster maximum sewing speed.
95.0 The Juki HZL-DX7 is a high-end quilting and sewing machine. It sports 287 stitch patterns and 4 different fonts. Consumer ratings are absolutely top notch and owners praise the power of the machine, the fast sewing speed, the intuitive controls, and the large number of accessories. This is a feature-rich sewing machine and it is a unit that would be hard to outgrow. The DX7 is not complex but its large number of features can result in something of a learning curve. In addition, this machine does not come cheap and we typically see it somewhere between $1400 and $1800.
94.6 Owners heap praise on the Juki TL-2010Q for its stitch quality and its ability to effortlessly sew through thick materials – even at high speed. The machine is also getting great reviews and ratings from quilters. This is a powerful, workhorse of a sewing machine that is well built. However it only has a straight stitch which some may find limiting. Also, it is described by some as a portable machine and while it has a carry handle it is still quite hefty.
96.5 The Juki HZL-F600 (sometimes referred to as the Exceed Quilt & Pro Special) is a fairly expensive computerized sewing machine. Juki has been around for over 60 years and has a history manufacturing both industrial and household sewing machines. The F600 is part of the household line but the industrial heritage is still apparent. This is a powerful, heavy, solid machine with over 200 built-in stitch patterns. It is good for quilting, crafting, home decor, garments and many other projects. Owner ratings are excellent and most of what consumers have to say is positive, but there are a few grumblings.
94.0 The Juki TL-2000Qi is a single needle, lock-stitch machine that excels at straight stitching. It has a maximum speed of 1500 stitches per minute and it is great for quilting, dressmaking, tailoring and other projects. It has a large sewing table, a thread trimming foot switch and a presser foot knee lever. It is also sturdy and reliable. However it only has a straight stitch and some folks could find this limiting.
74.9 Juki sewing machines generally get pretty good consumer ratings. The HZL-K85 seems to struggle in this department however. Most owners do like their HZL-K85 but some really dislike it. The machine gets praise for its ease of use and solid construction but some folks report that the feed dogs don`t work that well and the power cord is too short.
90.0 The Juki HZL-35Z is a non-computerized home sewing machine. Juki machines have a reputation for being well made and this one gets mostly good ratings from consumers. Owners report that the units controls are very intuitive and that is sews through multiple layers of fabric easily. The stitching is smooth and the thread rarely jams or breaks. However, the cover that is included with the machine could be higher quality and some owners resort to buying a better cover/case.
96.0 This sewing machine is said to retail for over 800USD (which seems a little high) but it is available online for a fraction of this cost. Reviews are very hard to find but those available indicate that owners are very happy with their Juki and feel it is a quality sewing machine. But it does not come with a computer interface. [REF Juki Sewing Machine Ratings]
Japan is often associated with creating quality products such as automobiles, appliances and electronics. Sewing machines also bear the Japanese trademark of excellence, and that is largely due to Juki Sewing Machines.