Singer 4452
Singer 4423
Janome Magnolia 7318
Brother ST371HD
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Pros Easy to useInexpensive, easy to use and set upAdequate buttonholes, average to useInexpensive, easy to set upInexpensive
Cons Sub par buttonholesSlightly below average sewing performanceHard to set up, expensive for its performanceButtonholes could be better, stitch quality isn’t amazingMediocre sewing, below average buttonholes
Bottom Line Costly for what it is and how it performsInexpensive mechanical machine for that not so often sewing projectExpensive for what you get, but you have more freedom with your 4-step buttonholesWhile its stitches left something to be desired, the XM2701 is easy to set up and won’t break the bankThere are better performing models at this price range
Rating Categories Singer 4452 Heavy... Singer 4423 Heavy... Janome Magnolia 7318 Brother XM2701 Brother ST371HD
Sewing (40%)
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Ease Of Use (30%)
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Specs Singer 4452 Heavy... Singer 4423 Heavy... Janome Magnolia 7318 Brother XM2701 Brother ST371HD
Sewing Speed 1,100 1,100 830 800 800
Built in Stitches 32 23 18 27 37
Buttonhole Styles 1 1 1 1 1
Buttonhole Sewing (how many steps) 1-Step 1-Step 4-Step 1-Step 1-Step
Maximum Stitch Width 6mm 6mm 5mm 5mm 7mm
Maximum Stitch Length 4mm 4mm 4mm 4mm 4mm
Thread Cutter Built-in Built-in Built-in Built-in Built-in
Automatic Bobbin Winder Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Twin Needle Capability Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Weight 14.5 lbs 14.5 lbs. 14.4 lbs. 12.7 lbs. 15.1 lbs.
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