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Thread: advice wanted

  1. #26
    Super Member Sierra's Avatar
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    Bernina is nice by all accounts, but they cost so much! DH told me to get any machine I wanted but he paled when he saw the price on the Bernina! I asked the repairman what has the best record and he told me Janome and I got the 6600. I do everything on it. We live 45 minutes away from the shop and the repairman taught DH and me how to clean it and gave us some pointers. If I have problems I call him and he walks me through different things to check. 3 out of 4 times the problem gets fixed without my going to the shop. Love that man! I quilt all my own quilts on it. Once DH had to help me because it was an 8'x8' quilt and I had appliques that were 2" thick on it! I jerked my head left and he moved the quilt in that direction, right.... etc. It was a hoot. We are a team! The Janome is a smooth sailing work horse!
    Last edited by Sierra; 07-31-2012 at 09:55 AM.

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    I have a bernina 430 with BSR and a pfaff qe 4.0. The bernina sits in my closet while the pfaff is in my sewing cabinet. It is newer, and I don't have space for both of them to be up. The things I really like about the pfaff are the larger throat space, thread cutter and the idt. I have had my frustrations with it but I think I am getting them worked out. It does seem to be picky on thread and tension, but you have to play with it. I don't believe I ever had to play with the tension too much on my bernina. But, the extra throat space is something that would be number one with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snipforfun View Post
    Which dealer will give you the best service? I would want one close to me. I have the Janome 6600 and love it! I could upgrade to Horizon but decided it didnt have that much more to justify the price difference.
    I have a Janome 6600 also and I feel the big difference in price for the horizon is not worth it either. the only thing that is worth justifying upgrading is the bigger throat. that is not worth $1000 to me

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    Don't know about the others, but I love Bernina's and don't think anything sews that good. Buy the best you can afford.

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    Just bought the horizon had it two days and love it already

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    I don't know why a service person would say that a BSR would cause a machine to be brought in more often. Bernina doesn't make the 440 anymore. I started with that one, but upgraded to the new 580 so I could add embroidery to my quilts. I didn't buy this option when I bought the 440. IF you can wait, there should be some good deals on trade-ins when Bernina releases their new line in the fall. But I agree, the dealer and the service mean everything.

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    I had a conversation with my SMG the other day (he was doing a house call on my LA). I asked him what he thought was the best machine. He said Bernina. They are the ones he sees least often, and he had all kinds of good things to say about the companies character.

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