Janome 8077

Janome 8077 Computerized Sewing Machine with 30 Built-In Stitches

Price: $349.00

4.2 out of 5 stars (99 customer reviews)

15 used & new available from $320.38

From the popular sewing machine manufacturer, Janome, comes this wonder of a machine that is computerized and easy to use and reasonably priced at the same time. The Janome 8077 Computerized Sewing Machine offers a variety of stitching options to users and caters to both home use and for fine stitching for a small scale business. The computerized mechanisms are its strength as they work to a high level of efficiency and quality. This machine features a variety of functions which can make any stitching job in the world a reality.

On first looks, the machine is quite futuristic with a clear LED panel followed by a choice of buttons to select the stitch type and other options. The Janome 8077 has 30 built-in stitches and these can be chosen with the help of a single button and the machine completes all of them professionally. There is nothing to haggle with the machine about as the tension is perfect, though adjustable, as are the width and length of the stitches. The stitches comprise a great variety of utility and decorative ones with each having customizable options about multi stitching and the like. While 30 is a large number, there are machines from competing manufacturers in the similar price bracket offering as many as 100.

The level of automation in this machine is quite impressive. In fact, there is no foot control for the sewing as it can be handled by a simple start/stop button. The reversal of the stitching is also taken care of by a single button and thread tension is adjusted to the highest precision. In this aspect, our testing did find one or two defects though. The tension, especially if it is adjusted is lost after repetitive stitching but not on a regular basis. Moreover, the tension is merely a guide as it is greatly influenced by how the bobbin is wound initially. A very useful feature is the automatic needle threading mechanism which saves users the effort of inserting the thread into the needle eye and avoids strain on the eyes.

The technology on the inside seems to do wonders as the machine offers impressive performance. Janome calls it a 7 Feed Teeth Box Feeding System which ensures that the feed rate of the thread is uniform and there is no slacking. However, there is some variation in the tension as we mentioned above. Winding the bobbin too is controlled by a button and the machine takes care of the job. This is followed by declutching the needle when winding to ensure there is no damage. Moreover, the position of the needle can be adjusted while storing to make sure it can start off in the right area.

Assuming that the machine fits into the budget, it is among the best to go for save for one or two in the market thanks to the features, the functions and the included accessories. If there is no problem stretching the budget a bit then best go for something with higher capabilities because the Janome 8077 has a few defects in the build area as the fabric tends to go out of alignment as the stitching progresses. This happened once while testing and was reported by a couple of users too. Moreover, users were not happy with the instruction manual as it wasn’t detailed enough.

    Pros

  • Great adjustment facilities for stitches
  • Uniform feeding
  • Automated functions make stitching easier
    Cons

  • Thread slacks sometimes
  • Relatively few built-in stitches
  • Instruction manual not up to mark

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