22 May 2007

Juki Industrial Straight Stitch

I'm about to take another plunge and purchase a Juki DDL-8700. A straight stitch, dressmaker head, industrial sewing machine. I strongly recommend, and will spend the extra money, purchasing the Japanese made machine as opposed to the Chinese assembled machine (from Japanese parts). In my opinion, Japanese made machinery has a better fit and finish, and I want this machine to last me the next 40 years.

I'm planning to buy from Atlas Levy for several reasons:
- I've ordered from them before and their service was prompt and reasonable
- They are on ebay
- They are willing to switch out the clutch for a servo motor (for a reasonable price)
- They support students, and offer a student discount

These are the types of businesses I like and want to support ... small and family run. Kinda like my restaurant choices.



Gorgeous Things said...

Alright! You are going to LOVE the DDL8700. It works like a dream. I like to joke that I can make wadders in 1/3 the time with mine. And Atlas Levy is great. They are one of my favorite sellers on ebay.

Evenstar said...

what is the difference with the motors to this servo, please i have been contemplating buying from them.