The Brother XM2701 and the Juki HZL-F600 are two of the most popular affordable sewing machines we will compare today. In addition to being packed with features in an affordable price range, these two sewing machines produced excellent stitch quality.
What are the major differences between them? Here I will try to answer them as simply as possible.
Brother XM2701 vs. Juki HZL-F600: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Brother XM2701 is a mechanical sewing machine, while the Juki HZL-F600 is a computerized sewing machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.
The decision has to be made on an individual level.
Brother XM2701 vs. Juki HZL-F600 : Built-in Stitches
The Brother XM2701 comes with an attractive amount of built-in stitches, 27 to be exact. Within those 27 stitches you can find standard stitches, decorative stitches and easy-to-use buttonhole stitches. While the Juki HZL-F600 features 225 stitches. Similar to the Brother XM2701, these stitches include standard and decorative stitches.
The Brother XM2701 weighs approximately 12.6 lbs, while the Juki HZL-F600 comes with a weight of 21.6 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
The Brother XM2701 doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Juki HZL-F600 does. One of the best ways of controlling some of your variables within free motion quilting is by using your start/stop button.
Speed Control Slider
The Juki HZL-F600 sewing machine arrives with a speed control slider while the Brother XM2701 sewing machine doesn’t. A speed control slide is a useful feature that allows you to set the maximum speed you are comfortable with.
Automatic Needle Threader
Many sewing machines sold today come with an automatic threader function. This is essentially a lever that will guide the thread through the eye of your sewing needle for you so that you don’t have to do it yourself. Many sewists prefer to thread their own needles, but if you have difficulty performing this task, then a machine with an automatic needle threader might be very useful for you. Fortunately, these two sewing machines both come with automatic needle threader, allowing you to thread the machine with ease.
The advantage of easy drop-in, top load bobbins is that you can readily see how much thread is left on the bobbin through the window. You do not have to remove the bobbin case to insert a new bobbin, and you do not have to remove the accessory tray from the free arm to change bobbins. Both the Brother XM2701 sewing machine and the Juki HZL-F600 sewing machine come with this user-friendly feature.
There is free arm on both the Brother XM2701 and the Juki HZL-F600. The free arm is a very useful feature to all sewing machines as it makes sewing one layer of fabric without catching another. This is because all of the workings around the bobbin race, feed dogs, and needles are housed there.
|Brother XM2701||Juki HZL-F600|
|Sewing Machine Type||Mechanical||Computerized|
|Buttonhole Styles||1 one-step||16 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||No||Yes|
|Monogramming Font||No||Yes, 4|
|Drop Feed||Free-motion With Needle Plate Cover Only||Yes|
|Working Light||Yes 1 LED||Yes Dual LEDs|
|Speed Control Slider||No||Yes|
|Weight||12.6 lbs||21.6 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||–|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||Yes|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||Dial||LCD Display and Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Buttonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Narrow Hemmer foot, Zipper foot, Blind Stitch foot, Zigzag foot||Buttonhole foot, Manual buttonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Blind stitch foot, Zipper foot, Standard Foot, Walking foot,Patchwork foot,Open toe foot, Quilt foot, Smooth foot and Edge Sewing foot.|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||No||–|
|Tension||Adjustable With Dial||Adjustable|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||–|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother XM2701 Video Review
Juki HZL-F600 Video Review
Both of these sewing machines come from fantastic companies, but they are particularly difficult to choose between. Based on their features, my overall recommendation would be to choose the machine that comes with more built-in stitches at an affordable price.
Q. Can i use serger thread in my sewing machine
A. Do not use serger thread in your sewing machine. These spools of thread are tempting to buy because they’re inexpensive, but they have a very rough texture on the thread. So if you put it in your regular sewing machine, it’s going to break and jam and you’ll be really frustrated.
Q. What type of maintenance do sewing machines need?
A. Today’s sewing machines usually require just a few basic steps to keep them in good working order. While the manual included with your machine will spell out the details, it’s important to regularly remove the throat plate and use a small, soft brush to remove thread, lint, and debris that might have become lodged inside the machine. Your machine may also require oiling to keep everything lubricated and running smoothly.
Q. What should I know about manual vs. electric sewing machines?
A. Manual sewing machines were the mainstay of the crafting world, but in more recent years electric (also known as computerized) machines have been increasing in popularity for their easy operation and advanced functions, such as embroidery.
If you’re looking for a simple sewing experience without frills, a mechanical machine gives you straightforward functionality.
Without electronic components, some feel that these machines prove more reliable in the long term.
However, computerized machines may shorten the learning curve for some new sewers, since choosing stitches and settings only requires the push of a button.
Q. Why use a bobbin on a sewing machine
A. In general, the bobbin is the thing that feeds the thread to stitch from the lower part of the machine. Its purpose is to hold the thread below the needle, and it is where the thread in which you stitch comes from.
Q. Can i use 3 in 1 oil on my sewing machine
A. You shouldn’t use cooking oil or automotive oil in your machine, since doing so may clog the gears and damage any fabric used in the machine. Also, 3-in-1 oil is not suitable for sewing machines, according to Threads magazine.
Q. How much electricity does a sewing machine use
A. A typical home sewing machine may be in the 100-watt range. One estimate for portable sewing machines says that you are paying about 0.013 cents per hour every time. For the day you may be spending about 10 cents.