The Singer 5532 is another heavy duty model from the expansive range of Singer sewing machines. We already had the chance to talk about other models in the same capacity range like the Singer 4432 & Singer 4452. Now it’s the 5532’s time to shine. Here is the Singer 5532 Review.
Singer 5532 Review: General Specifications
Surprisingly, this machine is considerably smaller than it’s cousins in the heavy duty product line. It is only 15.5″ x 6.2″ x 12″ big which is roughly 3″ smaller at some point compared to the 4452. Weighing 14.5 lbs, it is also drastically lighter than the 4452’s 38.7 lbs boxed weight.
Aside from the size, the weight difference is most likely constituted by the difference in the materials used. Though the 5532’s skeletal frame is still a sturdy solid metal, the outer case is replaced with a lighter steel material and heavy-duty plastic parts.
Singer 5532 Review: Features & Functions
Boasts of 1,100 stitches per minute and 32 built-in stitches. These stitches options consist of 6 basic, 7 stretch, 18 decoratives, and 1 auto-buttonhole stitches. The length and width of the stitches can be adjusted for different application needs. It also comes with an automatic needle threader and adjustable presser foot pressure control functions. It has a very powerful motor which is 60% more powerful than standard non-heavy duty sewing machines. The Singer 5532 can be set to reverse/ reinforce stitch mode with an easy flick of a button. Needle positions can be altered to match what your project required. Finally, since this is a heavy duty, commercial use machine, the pressure can be raised at a very high position to offer clearance when sewing several layers of materials.
Whats in the box?
Singer 5532 Review: Known Issues
Users are specifically disappointed with the lighting system on this model, although it doesn’t directly affect the sewing outcome, it could have been improved for user’s convenience. Also, the lack of a strong feed system will really require sewists an effort when sewing heavy weight fabrics.