The Juki HZL-70HW model is another computerized sewing machine from Juki. This is a “level up” from their electric (part mechanical) household sewing machines. Let us do a comprehensive Juki HZL-70HW review and find out its features.
Checking on its physical attributes, you’ll know automatically that this is a compact/ portable type sewing machine. It is only 15.7″ wide, 11.4″ tall with 7.4″ body thickness and weighs 5.8 kilos. Aside from the size, another giveaway that this machine is designed to be carried around is a carrying handle on top of the machine that can be swung up, or to the side when not in use. The HZL-70HW-A also comes with a hard carrying case already included in the standard package. It is designed to accommodate and make use of the handle attached to the machine when carrying.
Juki HZL-70HW review: Feature Summary
Now let’s talk about the features, this compact machine is computerized and the system can be operated by navigation buttons while your selection will be displayed on a small LED screen. This is capable of 80 different built-in patterns at a maximum speed of 800 stitches per minute. Maximum stitch length is 4.5mm while the max still width is 7mm. It gives you 2 options on how to sew. If you prefer the traditional method, you can make use of the included foot control pedal. However, if you are not comfortable with a pedal, you can also use the start/ stop button.
It has all the common features of a computerized sewing machine. Built in-auto threader, speed control slider, manual thread tension dial, presser foot pressure adjustment dial, needle position button, reverse and reinforcement stitch button (both can be used when sewing a lock stitch) & automatic buttonhole stitching and button sewing. All these plus some more uncommon features like direct selection of 6 most used stitches. Each stitch has a designated physical button that you just need to press to start sewing, It has a pattern reference board (unlike others wherein stitch matrix are directly printed on the machine itself.
Juki HZL-70HW review: Unboxing
Below are the standard accessories/ attachments that comes with HZL-70HW model. Bear in mind though that different seller offers various packages and bundles. Meaning you can find a seller that will give you more than what the machine normally comes with but never less. Stick with a trusted seller/ store when purchasing.
There are a couple of things I noticed that is missing from the function though, it’s the auto thread trimmer and work area lighting. If I am to be completely honest, this missing functions makes the machine a little less desirable.
In conclusion, though this is a computerized machine, it is still a beginners machine based on its basic features. It will make do for the different type of projects but an experienced sewist might find it lacking.