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  • Replaced already
    Verified Purchase

    I had high hopes for this machine when I received it and read the manual, but sadly, it has not lived up to it's Heavy-duty billing. In fact, I couldn't get the tension to remain stable, nor the stitch length. The final straw was the very loud grinding noise it began making. When I took it in for repair and saw the wear the little use I had given it had done, and the too many plastic parts, I opted to buy a new machine and give it to the repair shop. Happy to be rid of it.

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  • Just what I was looking for!
    Verified Purchase

    I was making a slipcover out of heavy upholstery fabric, and this machine sews through four layers like it is "butter." Delivery was exceptionally fast, but I couldn't find the Owner's Manual. After calling Customer Service at Overstock, another was sent to me and I was on my way to hours of happy sewing. Thank you, Overstock. I'm a satisfied customer!

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  • Excellent machine!
    Verified Purchase

    I'm a beginning sewer with very little experience, and I like to experiment with different types of fabrics and projects. I had a cheap-o from Walmart before this that couldn't take *anything* without wigging out, thread bunching up and/or breaking. Everything I've tried so far on this machine has gone off like a charm. My favorite perks of this machine are the variety of embroidery stitches for a machine in this price range, the pedal (allows you to vary your speed with ease), and the overall feel. It feels like the Cadillac of machines -- super smooth and yet solid. I also love the features on this machine that typically don't accompany less-expensive machines, like a built-in thread cutter, a needle threader, top-feed bobbin, and the embroidery stitches. Love the machine! Highly recommend to anyone!

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  • Easy machine to get back into sewing
    Verified Purchase

    I haven't sewed in 20 years and really wanted to start up again with an easy machine. This machine did the trick. I'm almost finished making my first garment and I've only had is a few weeks. Very nice instructions, easy to read and easy to use.

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  • positive
    Verified Purchase

    I have told many people about this, and they are amazed at the great deal I got. I am very happy with my new sewing machine.

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  • Two machines so far..
    Verified Purchase

    First machine looked new, but did not work at all, horrible grinding chunking clunking noise happened when you tried to push the pedal down. Machine number two after super quick exchange by overstock, works excellent! has thread cutter, heavy duty, i can abuse it and it works great. only small things that I dont like ,sometimes thread comes out of needles if the thread is to short to start the stitch. no needle up or down button, but i can deal. no speed setting, but taht is fine too. Second machine was beat up looking, scratches, messed up decals. but I can deal it works great so far, will update review if anything changes.

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  • Excellent working condition
    Verified Purchase

    I ejoy the quality of the machine. The instructions were very easy to read. I find the machine to be light enouph to move and to carry witch was one of the reasons for the purchase. I will purchase from you again if and when the occasion arises. Thank-you.

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  • Smooth machine
    Verified Purchase

    I like this machine so much better then my old Singer. It runs much more smoothly and the bobbin threads much more easily. When you pick a stitch, the machine suggests stitch lengths and widths, something I always had to look up before.

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  • so far so good
    Verified Purchase

    so far everything is working well, but I haven't had it long enough or used it enough yet to give my best opinion.

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  • Very good performance for the price
    Verified Purchase

    If you do basic sewing, this machine will probably meet your needs, and it looks like it should last many years. Great value! Fast delivery, too.

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  • Not Really Heavy Duty
    Verified Purchase

    I guess I took the name of this sewing machine too literally and one of the first things I sewed was through two layers of cotton duck fabric. The sewing machine has been making really loud noises since, on and off. I've tried to get it resolved through the manufacturers warranty, but had no luck for the past few months. All I ever get are messages when I call. I tried emailing, but someone just told me to dial an extension for someone who never picks up or calls me back and now the number they gave me says it has been disconnected. So, good machine, but be gentle with it and hope you never have any problems.

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  • Fun
    Verified Purchase

    So far loving this machine! It works smoothly and fast.

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  • I love this machine
    Verified Purchase

    I have had time to sew on my new machine the past month and really love it...my only gripe is that I didn't get an instruction manual with it, am still searching for one....I have sewn for a long time but on a machine that was 40 years old, a New Home, and am not sure about all the bells and whistles on this one but sure do enjoy using what I do know about

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  • Love my new Janome!
    Verified Purchase

    I ordered this product after reading the reviews and just had to add my input after receiving and using this machine. Ordered on Saturday (non-shipping day) and received on Wednesday. I was so anxious I tracked its every move and was basically waiting at the door when FedEx showed up. I immediately unboxed the machine and used the directions to thread and wind the bobbin all within a few minutes. The machine appears to be BRAND new. I checked to make sure all the accessories were included, which they were. I had read reviews that the zipper foot did not work. UNTRUE! It does work but you just have to make sure your needle is set to the CENTER straight stitch option. It has LEFT, CENTER and RIGHT side straight stitching which I really love. I think it is important to mention that I am a novice sewer, certainly new to Janome but I was sewing literally within 10-15 minutes of it arriving on my doorstep. I have only previously taught myself to sew a few months ago on my grandmother's old Singer, so old she had it in storage and was using a new machine but I wanted it. I had no trouble with the directions for this machine, I found them to fairly straight forward, totally different than my Gram's old machine but I got it done really quickly. I was looking for an 'industrial' machine but dont have the funds for one now but this one, like my old Singer, goes through denim like butter. I actually went through 8 layers of denim with a strap I made to go on a purse. I made two mini purses with zippers for gifts within two days of receiving the machine. The key is to use the proper needle. I know people say to go slow through heavy fabric but I found it better for me to go quickly back and forth through the denim. When I went slow, the needle had a harder time piercing the first layer of the 8 layers. Probably because I left the needle on that came on the machine and did not change to a denim needle. But keep in mind it does come with several needles, seam ripper, screw driver, and all sorts of stuff. I have learned a lot about sewing since purchasing this machine, like how straight a stitch can be. LOL Also I learned about being able to use two thread holders so you can wind a bobbin without having to unthread your machine. You can also use the twin needle on this machine for double-edging or fancy stitches. You would just have to purchase the twin needle separately really cheaply, I checked. Also, I learned how to use the self threader on this machine. Never saw that before this machine but I use it each time I change thread. Lastly, Janome is the maker of many Kenmore machines, so if you like Kenmores, you will like this machine a LOT! The price, although it seems to have gone up a bit size I ordered mine two weeks ago, can not be beat. Even the same model of Kenmore is pricier. I checked because I'm considering ordering another one of these awesome machines (will use my 10% coupon Overstock sent me once I ordered)!

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  • Nice Machine
    Verified Purchase

    This is my first Janome and I find it easy to thread, the bobbin filling is fast and I like the option of filling another bobbin without unthreading the machine. I wish I had known that this machine was refurbished by the "factory" and therefore still had the factory warranty, then I would not have purchased the additional Overstock warranty. I understand that I would have been told this had I ordered by phone, but I ordered through the Internet. A lesson learned.

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  • sent it back
    Verified Purchase

    just a few of the reviews said something about a grinding noise, so i told myself the machine would most likely be alright. i was not that fortunate. it made a horrible noise, wouldn't sew really at all, and i am sending it back. too bad, but overstock is very good about returns!

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  • Great Value
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this sewing machine after my other computerized sewing machine's computer went out. I wanted a sturdy, affordable, all - mechanical machine and this fit the bill. I have used it several times and have had no problems. It is very quiet and the owner's manual is easy to understand. I really like that the interior parts are all metal. It makes the machine fairly heavy for it's size but I like that. I would rather have my sewing machine feel solid. I was also very impressed that I received a call from Overstock's customer service when there was a discrepancy with my credit card information. It's nice to know that they are watching out for you, not just taking your money!!

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  • LOVE IT.......
    Verified Purchase

    Was very pleased with the machine did not at all look like a refurbished machine, A real work horse I have three other machines but this will always get my nod for heavy sewing,just finished doing new seats in my grandsons chevy nova, the Janome never missed a stitch.

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  • Mrs GTS
    Verified Purchase

    I've been sewing for about forty years and I really liked this machine. It doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles, but I'm seeking a workhorse machine. I figured I'd try a refurbished model because I thought this would mean "all the bugs" were worked out. Well, I used the machine about two hours before the hand wheel started to make a very loud rubbing noise like metal against metal with a thump. I can't describe it accurately, but it isn't good. Overstock's cusotmer service is great. There are sending me a replacement and I'm going to try another machine because I liked this model so much while it was working. Stay tuned for my next review. I'm sure it will reflect what others have found that have purchased this machine.

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  • Janome Jr
    Verified Purchase

    Sorry, I had to return it. It was too noisy and not what I wanted. Love Overstock return policies! I

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