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Singer CG-590
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74.2 Consumer ratings for the Singer CG-590 Commercial Grade Sewing Machine are, on average, not that great when compared to other units in the same price range.  Some owners really like the machine and have commented on its powerful motor and high speed stitching but a number of others have experienced reliability issues and have had the machine in for repairs frequently.  [REF Singer Sewing Machine Reviews]

Consumer Ratings
This is a love it or hate it sewing machine and when all features are working properly owners love it.  But when it breaks down – which seems to be a common occurrence – it is not very popular.  Individual consumer ratings for this unit vary widely with some giving it a healthy 5 stars out of 5 and others scoring it 1 star out of 5.  The Singer CG-590 gets an average rating of 74.2 out of a possible 100 (this is an average rating calculated from the figures in the table below).  To date this is the lowest rating for a Singer sewing machine on our site.  The highest rated Singer sewing machine we have reviewed is the Singer Stylist 7258 which scored an impressive 93.1.

 Source Consumer Ratings #Ratings
 Amazon 3.6 stars out of 5 18
 Mr Vac & Mrs Sew 4.63 stars out of 5 8
 Epinions 1 star out of 5 2

Consumer Insights
The Singer CG-590 is marketed as a commercial grade machine and Singer indicates that the motor is 60% stronger than your average non-commercial sewing machine.  This is one area where the machine excels and most owners do feel that the unit is indeed powerful.  It easily sews through thick materials or multiple layers of material.  It is also capable of sewing up to 1100 stitches per minute.

A number of people have expressed discontent with the bobbin winding system however and some have had problems with it breaking.  In addition, the automatic needle threader seems to give some folks difficulties and more than a few have mentioned that the LED light doesn’t illuminate the sewing area very well.

A list of common likes and dislikes has been compiled and is provided below:

PROS
- When running properly it does a good job
- Powerful motor
- Very fast stitching capability
- Self adjusting tension works well
- Easily sews through heavy fabrics

CONS
- Frequently in need of repairs
- A number of owners mention having problems with a poorly constructed bobbin winding mechanism
- Lighting is not very bright

You can read more customer reviews for the Singer CG-590 on Amazon.

Key Sewing Machine Features
- Commercial grade motor
- 1100 stitches per minute
- Built-in automatic needle threader
- 18 built in stitches
- One 4-step buttonhole
- Thread tension dial
- Stitch length dial
- Stitch balance lever
- Reverse stitching lever
- Electronic foot controller
- Snap on presser feet
- Built-in carrying handle
- Thread cutter
- Presser foot lifter
- Top loading bobbin system
- Jam-proof bobbin system
- Stainless steel bed plate (protects machine from potential sewing pin damage)
- Stitch width adjustment (via a lever on the front of the machine)
- 3 different needle positions (left, center, right)
- Free arm capable (helpful when sewing pants legs and cuffs, etc.)
- Drop feed capable (good for free motion quilting)

Like many sewing machines today the Singer CG-590 comes with a wide range of accessories including several presser feet (general purpose, buttonhole, blindstitch hem, zipper, special purpose), needles, bobbins, spool caps and a finger guard (useful for high-speed sewing).  There is also an instruction manual.
 
The CG-590 carries a 25-year limited warranty on the sewing machine head, a 2-year limited warranty on motors, light assembly, wiring, switches, electronic components and speed control, and a 90-day limited warranty on belts, bulbs, rings, adjustments and attachments.  If you wish to learn more about the warranty you can read the terms here.

Sewing Machine Brochure
A short 2-page Singer CG-590 brochure that highlights the machine’s features can be viewed here.


 

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