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Thread: Thinking about getting a Juki straight stitch machine

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    Thinking about getting a Juki straight stitch machine

    I'm considering two Juki machines, both have excellent reviews. They are the Juki TL2010Q priced at $999.00 on Amazon and the Juki TL2200QVP Mini which at the closest dealer is $1399.00. For that extra 400.00, you get a real commercial motor, otherwise both machines are the same except for paint job. My question is do I really need a commercial motor? I do not sew 24/7 and probably will use it exclusively for piecing. So when I'm quilting a project, I may not use it for days. And, If you consistently run a high speed commercial motor at low enough speeds, you risk burning out the motor. I'm not Suzy speed sewer.
    So, If you had the choice, which would you purchase? Also, has anyone purchased the 2010 from Amazon? I got burned once with a Singer , don't want to do it again. TIA....
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    Not sure what you mean by Comercial motor. The 2010 is just an older model and very similar. Many love their straight stitch juki and I haven't heard of anyone having any issues with the 2010. I would contact juki directly about the motor to make sure you are getting accurate info
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    I considered both and purchased the TL2200QVP mini last summer and it's a fabulous machine! At the time, the price difference was $200 and I opted for the 2200 because it included several feet that the 2010 did not (worth $100 or so dollars?) and it was represented by my local dealer to have a newer and stronger motor than the 2010.

    I purchased my 2200 from The Fabric Hut in Norfolk, VA for much less than $1,399. In fact, I just saw them at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival offering the TL2200qvp mini for $999.

    Having said all of that - I don't think you could go wrong with either machine. They are wonderful and give you a beautiful straight stitch on any type of fabric you put under that needle!

    Best of luck -
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    Just found this review that you may like to read.. https://kristinesser.com/2017/11/24/...p-mini-review/
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    I bought my Juki TL2010Q from Amazon last June and have not regretted it for one moment! This machine is great! I’ve had no problems with the machine or with purchasing off Amazon and 6 months later steered my husband to Amazon for Juki MO 654ED serger for my Christmas present.

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    I have a straight stitch only Juki TL98QE, Bought in 2008. Never been in the shop. 9" throat. I am starting to just quilt on it, because I like the foot pedal. I piece on my Babylock Jane, that foot pedal is not as likeable.

    If I ever need another machine it will be a Juki, with largest throat they have.
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    I have an older Juki TL98Q, which is an all metal straight stitch only machine. It is a real workhorse and will sew through pretty much anything--and it's fast! I would not part with it for anything!
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    I have the 2010Q and have never had a need for a stronger motor. I can see getting the stronger one if you are going to do tote bags, leather or some heavy upholstery items. But if it comes with more feet as Christine's did, that might be worth it. Tough choice, the best thing is that I don't think you could go wrong either way.

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    I recently bought a Juki 2010Q. Somewhere I read that that motor is a semi-industrial one. I wanted that model for the speed control. Facebook has a group specifically for owners of the Juki 2010Q that you can get lots of info from and they may also have other Juki groups too. Check it out.

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    both of my local my Juki dealers said the 2200 Mini and the 2010 are exactly the same machine except for slight cosmetic changes to rebrand it as a mini longarm (put a flower sticker on it and made the end purple). Except for a couple extra feet and a rubber thingie to put under the pedal to stop the cutter (all of which you can purchase separately) it's the same machine. I spent quite a bit of time sewing on both of them when I was looking, couldn't tell any difference whatsoever. They both handled multiple thicknesses of fabrics like butter. They are selling both here locally for the same price. I don't like flowery looking things so I opted for the 2010 for the plain white look. I wouldn't pay more for the 2200 Mini but that's just me. You can get both online for $999 easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marjben View Post
    I bought my Juki TL2010Q from Amazon last June and have not regretted it for one moment! This machine is great! I’ve had no problems with the machine or with purchasing off Amazon and 6 months later steered my husband to Amazon for Juki MO 654ED serger for my Christmas present.
    excellent choice! I've had that exact serger for over 10 years and it works like a dream! Made countless clothes and quilts and things with it, Love it

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    When buying from Amazon, be sure to look at who is the seller as this can affect returns.

    If the seller is Amazon ("ships from and sold by Amazon.com"), it is easy to return to Amazon within their return period (which is usually 30 days). Of course, the item must be in good condition and in original packaging. If there is something wrong with the product, return shipping is free. If you have just changed your mind, you pay the return shipping. I have returned defective items and asked for a replacement, and Amazon has always sent out the replacement immediately, before they even receive the item I am returning. I have also returned defective items for full refund. A few times I have paid the shipping to return an item about which I had changed my mind.

    If the seller is someone other than Amazon ("sold by so-and-so company, fulfilled by Amazon.com), the seller is a third-party seller and different return policies apply. You can probably Google "Amazon third-party return policy" to find the page that explains those rules. In general, I think Amazon requires third-party sellers to take returns of defective items; however, for changes of mind the seller may not be required to take the return. Also, there may be shipping charges involved on the return.

    I mentioned the above because you mention getting burned on a Singer from Amazon. If the seller is Amazon.com, really all you need to do is thoroughly test out the item before the 30 days is up. If there is something wrong, scroll through your "orders" until you come to it and click on the return button. Once you give a reason, you can print out the return postage.

    Looking at the current Juki TL-2010Q listings, I see they are all third-party sellers. Two of the sellers are very well known and have good reps on the internet, so I wouldn't hesitate to purchase from them: SewVacDirect and SewingMachinesPlus. The other one is precisionsewingmachines, which I have not run across before, and if you look closely at their listings they say "ships from and sold by precisionsewingmachines". This means that you are not really dealing with Amazon at all; they are just advertising their product on Amazon. Whenever purchasing from a third-party seller, it's a good idea to click on their name in the listing to see customer reviews of the company. Don't rely solely on the percentage of the review; click through and read the reviews to see what exactly the negative comments are. Sometimes customers give poor reviews when the issue was out of the hands of the seller.

    Hope this isn't too far off-topic. I got carried away........

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    I have the TL2010Q and absolutely love it! It's really increased my success with FMQ. I know it sews a beautiful straight stitch as well but I use mine for FMQ.
    From your post it sounds like this one would be a good fit. I got mine for 824.00 on Amazon.

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    I bought my 2010 from sew vac direct. I called and ask for their best deal. It was $899. They have show models at times so check their web site. There are other sites. Check them out, call and ask for the best deal, return policy etc. l love my Juki.

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    I bought my 2010Q from Sewing Machines Plus in California. It was a special deal for machines they had brought to one of the big quilt shows and had not sold. (I guess those machines are considered "used" but it was perfect and brand-new in the box.) I was able to take advantage of the special price and combine it with a Mother's Day discount also. I believe it was around $800 by the time all discounts were taken. They were wonderful to deal with and I actually bought another machine from them after I bought the Juki.

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    I have the TL2010Q and LOVE LOVE LOVE it. If you are wanting to piece slowly at a relaxing pace, you can use the speed control to lower the range of speeds. I often turn mine down half way because when the speed is at max, it is REALLY fast. I have had mine about 2 years and am 100% pleased with it. I love it for piecing and FMQ, but am not at all fond of the walking foot that came with it. It is noisy and clunky IMO. I purchased a smaller, quieter walking foot that I like much better. Mine came with the extended table and a few feet. I paid $859 through Jet (they offered me a % discount for buying from them), but the real seller was Sewing Machines Plus. It is the best money I have ever spent. I have a top-of-the-line sewing/embroidery machine that I use for the fancier stuff, but my Juki does all the really hard work and never disappoints.
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    I'm another Juki2010Q owner and happy... Great machine but it doesn't like linty thread and the bobbin area and feed dogs have to be kept clean of lint or the tension acts up. Other than that, it's a wonderful, strong machine.

    I have sewn on many commercial machines as a commercial seamstress, and those big motors are noisy. You have to turn the motor on first, before you can start sewing. I wouldn't want such a beast in my home. They also have to sit on a vat of oil, and "wick" the oil up as needed. It's not the best set up for in home use.
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    https://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/j...ki%2520TL2010Q

    I owned one briefly, which I bought from this site, and I loved it! I wish I could have kept it. I think you'd be happier buying from another source than Amazon.

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    Hey Innov8R, just curious about where you purchased that "smaller, quieter" walking foot that fits the Juki. You're so right, it has the clankiest, noisiest walking foot ever! I had to rig mine with a piece of shelf liner and some elastic because the noise was driving me bonkers!

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    I bought the 2010 last summer, it is a great machine and has a nice stitch. It has terrible lighting, so I will solve that with led lights under the throat, and I need to take it in and have them adjust the thread trimmer - currently it cuts the thread about 1" from the bobbin! I have seen a lot of people say that the walking foot is loud and clunky, they must have improved it, because mine it pretty quiet. I do wish that the machine came with feet that attach like the Bernina, I love that machine, but it was giving me fits with FMQ so I bought the Juki for that, but so far have only pieced on it.
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    Look at Grace Quilt Co. and they have the Juki on sale and free shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Bagwell View Post
    Look at Grace Quilt Co. and they have the Juki on sale and free shipping.
    Do you have a link for that? I went to the Grace Company website and I couldn't even find a Juki machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjbaxter View Post
    I bought the 2010 last summer, it is a great machine and has a nice stitch. It has terrible lighting, so I will solve that with led lights under the throat, and I need to take it in and have them adjust the thread trimmer - currently it cuts the thread about 1" from the bobbin! I have seen a lot of people say that the walking foot is loud and clunky, they must have improved it, because mine it pretty quiet. I do wish that the machine came with feet that attach like the Bernina, I love that machine, but it was giving me fits with FMQ so I bought the Juki for that, but so far have only pieced on it.
    Wow! Which Bernina do you have? I've had a 1630 and I currently have an Artista 180. My Bernina is my go-to machine for FMQ. Never gives me a problem.
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