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Thread: Brother PQ1500S vs. Juki TL-2010Q

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    Brother PQ1500S vs. Juki TL-2010Q

    For those of you who test drove both machines or picked one over the other...why did you pick the one you bought? I like the pin feed of the Brother, but the foot control cutter on the Juki is very cool. I would probably enjoy that a lot. I need another machine like a hole in the head, but someone local is selling their Brother for $350 (basically new) and I'm just wondering if I should hold out for the Juki...

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    I don't have the Juki, but I have had the Brother 1500 for several years. I love it. It only does the straight stitch, but it makes a great stitch. It's easy to care for. I piece and quilt on it all the time. The pin feed mechanism makes the fabric feed easily. It has a scissors button that I love too. Sounds like a great price on it too.

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    I'd love to hear why people chose on over the other. Price? Pin feed? Foot controlled auto thread cutter?

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    I have the juki and love it. My machine repair guy recommended the juki because of their reputation and because the inside parts are metal, not . But for 350 if be tempted to try the brother.

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    I have the Brother 1500. All metal, straight stitch, built to last. The reason I have it instead of the Juki is because I won the Brother. That's a great price for it!
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    For $350, I'd go with the Brother. My friends have the Juki's but, a deal is a deal. Beats the $1,000 for the Juki.

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    I have the Juki 98Q, and love it...but that being said, I would not have been afraid of the brother, either. I don't think I have every heard anyone complain of them that has them. And for $350, sounds like you can't go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose S. View Post
    I have the Juki 98Q, and love it...but that being said, I would not have been afraid of the brother, either. I don't think I have every heard anyone complain of them that has them. And for $350, sounds like you can't go wrong.
    I meant to say 'ever' not 'every.'

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    I don't have the ability to compare them side by side, so it's nice to hear from others who've tested them out. I wonder if they "sound" the same or ? I really just am coveting the foot control cutter and wonder if I'd be sorry:<

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    I have the Brother and know nothing about the Juki. The Brother works great for me. I piece and quilt on it daily. Right now, I am doing some micro-stipling. At the time I bought mine, it had the biggest throat for the lowest price.

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    I have the Brother and just love it. I rarely use any other machine to piece or quilt. And, as others have pointed out $350 is a great deal.

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    I have a new Juki--had her about a month, and I have to tell you that I'm already addicted to the foot control cutter! After the first few times I accidentally hit it and scared myself to death, that is! That being said, my former machine was a small Brother--not big enough to quilt much on--and I never had any problems with it.
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    I am a Juki 2000 owner... I love, love, love my Juki... that being said... $350 and it is practically new? I'd say run to the bank and grab it. New they're about $600. Was it a person who thought it would be a great thing to put on a frame and quilt with it?
    You will get so much more done with it once you get used to the speed and controlling the fabric at the speed. It's sweet. I swear when I do sew, I get a lot done faster now that I have my Juki. You won't regret the Brother I'm sure

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    I have the Brother because I found it used for a great price. Almost brand new. I tried the Juki at the store just before I found the Brother but didn't try the foot operated cutter. I don't know how much better that would be than the button I press. My hand is very close to it and so it's no problem to reach up and press it. At $350.00, I'd grab it quickly.
    The Brother is an almost exact clone of the Juki (2000? I believe), they are a basically the same machine.

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    I have the Juki and really like it. It is fast, powerful and doesn't jam on several layers or chew up fabric at the start. It has two thread cutting buttons, one on the foot pedal and one on the machine and a needle threader. It sews so much better than my Janome 6500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric View Post
    I am a Juki 2000 owner... I love, love, love my Juki... that being said... $350 and it is practically new? I'd say run to the bank and grab it. New they're about $600. Was it a person who thought it would be a great thing to put on a frame and quilt with it?
    You will get so much more done with it once you get used to the speed and controlling the fabric at the speed. It's sweet. I swear when I do sew, I get a lot done faster now that I have my Juki. You won't regret the Brother I'm sure
    I guess I look at it that saving a couple hundred $ may be risky with no warranty:< The person who bought it passed away.

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    I think the best machine would be a pin feed WITH foot controller/cutting! I wonder why this hasn't been incorporated in one machine yet...

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