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Thread: Compare cs6000i, pc420 PRW, & 9960 Quantum Stylist

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    The pc420 is mostly metal more durable and stronger than cs6000i which will be much more what you are leaning towards. They get excellent ratings a lady on my brother yahoo group bought a similar higher priced model and returned it for the one off amazon because she liked it more.
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    Thanx again for all your replies. I sure do appreciate your experience with these machines. Thank you for the throat measurements! Dolphyngyrl, are you saying the person returned a higher priced model and liked the pc420 (i.e. off amazon) more?? I'll keep adding everything you all contribute about any of these three machines into my "think tank", so please keep your opinions coming, esp. if there is anyone who has some particularly strong pros/experience with the pc420 or Q.S. 9960.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewingGal View Post
    Thanx again for all your replies. I sure do appreciate your experience with these machines. Thank you for the throat measurements! Dolphyngyrl, are you saying the person returned a higher priced model and liked the pc420 (i.e. off amazon) more?? I'll keep adding everything you all contribute about any of these three machines into my "think tank", so please keep your opinions coming, esp. if there is anyone who has some particularly strong pros/experience with the pc420 or Q.S. 9960.
    Yes she bought a similar more expensive model at a dealer then bought the 420 off amazon and liked it better and returned the dealer one.
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    The 420 also has a lot more features, the presser foot pressure adjustment, automatic thread cutter, the needle threader is also more advanced than the cs6000i. It has a lot of the features that were on my babylock espire for a 1/4 of the price. You will love those features and wonder how you lived without them. I'd still consider the cs6000i as a side/class machine because it is a great little machine and as I said the pc420 is mostly metal frame so it will be a great deal heavier than you lx model. going computerized from your mechanical will be a step up but I do think you can grow more with the pc-420. or you can always get the cs6000i and get a straight stitch PQ1500s,they run about 500 and that has a 9 inch harp more than enough for FMQ, not sure on the harp size of the 420
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bookish One View Post
    I have had the cs6000i for two years and I love, love, love it !!!! It is a workhorse and I use it every day making charity quilt tops. The throat space is approximately 6-1/2 ". I only handquilt so the throat space doesn't concern me. I paid about $150 for it and think it is a phenomenal buy for the money.
    I have had mine for about 3 years now and I love, love, love it!!!! also. The throat space is not much of a problem for lap throws, charity quilts, baby quilts, etc but I think it would be a bit cumbersome for anything larger than a twin size quilt. However, all of my charity quilts are 40 x 55 so I have no problem. I have found that it quilts much better using a size 11 needle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom View Post
    Get the CS6000i and use it for awhile. Get spoiled by all the cool features, thread cutter, needle up and down, sewing without a foot control and speed control. Once you are drawn in by all those things, give it to your daughter and go buy yourself another machine. After using the CS6000i you will know what you do and don't want in a sewing machine. It is a great machine for the money. I wouldn't try making a winter coat on it but with the right needles and threads for your projects it will perform admirably.
    Sewing without a foot control? I can do that? I love my csi6000, I have a confident singer thats been sitting unused
    for years...since getting the csi6000! But I love my vintage singers!

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    Don't forget to check out the machines at www.allbrands.com

    I own three Brother machines and bought all three from them. The shipping is FREE and the delivery is super fast. Their prices are very good.
    "In this age of information, ignorance is a choice".

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    The Brother 420 is a higher quality machine, made with a metal frame, and will last longer. There is a reason that it costs twice as much as the cs6000i. Why not buy the best you can afford?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanamoms View Post
    I have the CS6000i and love it. Just sewed on it last night.

    I think I did a good deed yesterday in Hancocks. As I was browsing, I saw a gentleman walking back and forth between two machines...one the new version of the CS6000i and the other the Brother 9500. I stuck my nose in and asked if he was considering a sewing machine and he said yes so I proceeded to tell him about the 2 models he was looking at. He said his wife was "legally blind" and wanted a machine that that self-threaded and would do some monogramming so I showed him the "details" of each machine. Only the 9500 had the monogramming feature. Then his wife appeared and I talked with her a few minutes. Her vision is just about like mine...don't take our glasses away!!!

    There was no price on the machines and I had my Hancock's sale paper and showed them the price. $199.00..I then walked away so they could ponder. They thanked me and thanked me for my help!!! Then I saw the husband picked up the machine and take it to the register. I felt a little like "Santa"!!
    That was so nice of you! I hope you walked away with a little warm and fuzzy feeling inside.

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