The Juki DDL-8700 is not your usual household machine. It belongs to the Juki Industrial Sewing Machine line of products. So if what you are looking for is a heavy duty machine that can perform harder than your usual household sewing machine then read along and find out through this simple yet concise Juki DDL-8700 Servo Review if this is the right one for you.
Juki DDL-8700 Servo Review: Industrial Features
This model that is now under the spotlight is again, recommended for industrial/ commercial sewing of light to medium textiles so it is perfect for apparels but not ideal for heavy upholstery and the likes. Since this machine is for industrial use, it is designed to withstand long hours of continuous use. It comes with metal work table that where the machine fits perfectly for comfortable and efficient operation.
This is single (straight) stitch only and has a maximum stitch length of 5mm and is capable of 5,500 stitches per minute. Now isn’t that something? It originally comes with a 1/2 horsepower (400W output) clutch motor. However, other sellers offer one with an already upgraded servo motor that can either be with or without speed adjustment capabilities. Servo motors are more energy efficient and have a reverse motor rotation capability. Of course, the cost varies. The DDL-8700 is also engineered with adaptive mechanisms that response with the right tension based on the material it faced with. The presser foot also has an extended lift clearance and can be raised up to 13mm higher.
It is really favorable to the user too as it produces very minimum noise for an industrial machine and really easy to operate. One common observation though is the complexity of assembling the actual machine before use. The instruction manual has some room for improvement and can be made more comprehensive. In line with this, I threw in a video below that shows how it is assembled to address the typical concern for this model, and another one for threading.
Juki DDL-8700 Servo Review: How to Assemble
Juki DDL-8700 Servo Review: Threading
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