Great machine but lacks one vital feature
This is a great machine in terms of sewing/stitch selection and general ease of use. Everything about it is fantastic.....except when you need to put a different foot shaft on. The side plate doesn’t open which leaves you with a very restricted area to remove and replace the needle shaft. Trying to change to a walking foot or free sewing foot is incredibly fiddley. I have small hands and excellent dexterity and it took me so long to screw the walking foot on as access to the screw is so restricted! Changing regular feet is quick and simple but ...when you need the feet that to attach to the needle shaft it’s a whole different thing! I also think the lever for lowering and raising the foot is in the worst position possible. As a right handed, I’m holding fabric in place with that hand yet the lever is to the rear right. Very awkward indeed. I originally was going to buy the Sewist 780DC but changed to this because of the stitches and table for the same money. In hindsight, I would buy the 780 or the QDC model above this one, purely because of the side face not opening. Otherwise, the machine and it’s multitude of stitches is fantastic!
Purchased in February 2020.
Questions & Answers
I purchased a DM7200 but I have a lot of problems with it. I have problems changing to the walking foot..there is just no room. I have had the needle plate off 3 times today because when using knits it gets chewed up. Even with a ballpoint needle... grrr. When doing buttonholes it may do 1 or 2 okay then the next one is malformed...even though nothing has changed. Any suggestions?
When using knits, have you tried adjusting the presser foot pressure? Or lowering the feed dogs?
I haven’t used my walking foot yet as it’s such a mission to change it over with that side not opening! I’m seriously thinking of selling it and getting the Sewist 780DC.
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