Juki HZL-f600 Sewing Machine
With the advancement of technology, sewing machines have found themselves competing to keep up with big name brands such as Singer producing greatly designed computerized sewing machines (find the review here).
In this review, you will be given a brief run over the various reasons as to why you should by a computerized sewing machine as well as a detailed explanation as to why you should buy the Juki HZl f600.
Why Buy A Computerized Sewing Machine?
Time Saving Features
These machines are able to offer a bigger array of features that not only help you save time but also allows you to select specific programmes such as the automatic threading program designed to provide an easier experience.
Better Speed Control
For those of you who are beginners or find standard sewing machines hard to handle, you will love this type of machine due to better speed control. For most models, you are able to choose to have foot control or not.
Easier To Carry And Transport
If you are prone to transporting your machine due to work commitments or sewing classes, then this type of machine may be for you as they are typically lighter due to all their features being electronically controlled rather than mechanically controlled.
More About Juki As A Brand
Juki is the number one leading sewing machine brand in Japan but offer their products internationally. With innovative thinking, their Juki hzl f600 embodies all of the brand’s values and high quality design. Their machines are designed to handle long work days, even when working heavy duty tasks. Their machines are also ideal for any working space, no matter if that is industrial or domestic.
What Are The Main Features Of The Juki HZL-F600 UK Model?
This Juki model includes a large LCD screen located in an easy to see area means that you are able to select the program you want quickly and easily with the push of a button. These programmes include 250 different sewing patterns.
A notable feature off this machine is the larger than average work space which allows users to practise more specialised sewing methods such as quilting. This expanded space Juki added also means that you are able to work with bigger pieces of fabric.
A box feed design means that the feed dogs are in contact with your material for longer with therefore avoids fabric shrinkage when using the Juki hzl f600 UK. This makes it a ideal sewing and quilting machine no matter your skill level. However, if you prefer to work without the feed dogs then you are able to disable them as to allow for free motion quilting.
The walking foot helps to evenly feed layers of fabric including batting into the machine making it a diverse sewing and quilting machine.
Thread tensions tend to be more stable and more consistent than other machines due to the free motion sewing option. This means that your machine has a stronger sewing ability. Although it is worth noting that there are specialized sewing machines for sewing harder to sew materials such as leather.
Just like other computerized sewing machines, the Juki f600 offers automatic needle threading as well as a drop in bobbin system. This means that instead of spending excessive time on setting up your sewing machine, you are able to actually sew. This paired with the ideal thread cutting means that your workstation keeps clear and organised.
A free motion arm means that you are able to sew those more difficult to reach areas such as sleeves or cuffs, ideal for those of you who often make clothes.VIEW PRICE HERE!
What Stitches Are Provided With The f600?
No matter what you program your machine to do, you are sure to be amazed by the choice that the Juki hzl f600 provides. You are going to love how easy it is to select one of the 250 different sewing patterns due to the self explanatory visual menu. This display allows you to store up to 70 different stitches in 10 different folders which are easily selectable due to the buttons belows the screen. This allows you to quickly select your most used stitches in a matter of seconds.
An impressive feature of the computerized Juki hzl f600 is the four different sewing fonts that you are able to choose from for those of you who enjoy personalised projects. This stitch is made better due to the specific needles provided for this option meaning no matter your skill level, you are still able to produce professionally finished work.
Juki has provided this machine with a very large collection of buttonholes, offering 16 industrial level types so that you can decide which one best suits your needs. But beginners, do not be put off by the industrial level of these stitches as they are very simple to use, just select the right needle and the computerized part of the Juki hzl f600 will do the rest for you.
When using the Juki hzl f600 you are able to easily choose the speed at which any of these stitches are sewn with a maximum speed of 900 stitches a minute and a minimum of 80 stitches a minute. This gives you the change to customise your control of the machine to suit your needs and ability.
You are able to customise all of these stitches as you see fit in both width and length. You are able to adjust the width by a maximum of 7 mm and the length by up to 5 mm making the Juki hzl f600 a very diverse machine.
What Accessories Are Provided With This Juki Machine?
Juki provides their Juki hzl-f600 with a large amount of accessories to get you started and to make sure you can make the most of your machine. This is what is included with this model:
- Small, medium, large sp0ol caps
- Seam ripper
- Spool pin
- Quilt guide
- Eyelet pouch
- Knee lift lever
- Wide extension table
- Foot control
- Power cord
- User manual ( this is lengthy, in depth but well written manual. It includes drawings and diagrams as to ensure you can easily use the Juki f600. Here is the link to the booklet)
There is also a fair variety of presser feet included:
- Standard foot
- Overcasting foot
- Blind hem foot
- Automatic buttonhole foot
- Manual buttonhole foot
- Patchwork foot
- Open toe foot
- Teflon foot
- Edge joining foot
- Zipper foot
- Free motion foot
- Walking foot
As well as this there is a 5 year mechanical warranty and 2 year electrical warranty. If your machine arrives in poor condition or broken then you can use the free 90 day adjustments warranty.
Is The Juki f600 Very Portable?
Yes, this machine is designed to be portable as it is designed with both domestic and business users in mind. A suitable hard case is provided that is especially suited to carry this specific model.
However, it should be noted how heavy this machine is due to the extensive system it holds, weighing in at a heavy 21. 6 lbs.
Are There Any Common Complaint With The Juki hzl-f600?
While the Juki hzl f600 does provide a very large array of stitching options, there are almost too many. Most beginners would love more choice or standard stitches rather than random decorative stitches as they are not all applicable to all skill level sewers.
You will also find that this particular model is not cheap. This is certainly a machine that you will have to invest in as to make the most of it. However, you will be pleased to know that this is a machine designed to last a longer time than most other sewing machines.
Another point to make is the lack of any embroidery option despite the large amount of stitches provided. For most users, the already built in fonts will suffice their embroidery needs but if not then there are plenty of embroidery machines on the market (click the link for a review of the best embroidery machines).
Is This The Machine For Me?
Although this machine carries a hefty price tag, it is very much worth it for those of you who want a industrial standard quilting machine or to be able to test your creativity.
However, for beginners or anyone else who wishes to focus on other sewing skills then this may not be the right machine for you.