Paggy Poo: Does this machine have adjustable pressure for the presser foot?
Paula Strong: Great demo! Making me lean toward this machine.
Marian Mina: Hi! First off, thank you for making this video. It's really informative. I'm a beginner and looking into purchasing a machine. So far, this is the one I've been draw to because of it's features and price. I'm mainly going to sew clothes for my kids and want to know if this machine works well on thicker fabrics or even leather. I want to make a faux fur vest for my little girl too. Would you still recommend this machine for a newbie? Hope to hear from you!
charlie southerton: well ive made up my mind on what sewing machine im gonna get
Bothychickens: I'm actually reeling (I know the video's old, but bear with me!) - ALL sewing machines are LEFT-HANDED!!! The free arm is on the left, so that the right-hand has to go underneath the big bulky bit! Elias Howe, the guy that invented the sewing machine was LEFT-HANDED!! Think about it - wheer do you need the most airspace to be when you're left-handed? on the LEFT! that's where it is on the sewing machine! All the space that you need in order to sew properly is on the left! Your weird backwards video makes the sewing machine right-handed!
kelsey roundtree: Mirrored?
EuphemiaGrubb: Have you filmed this in a mirror?
TheOritek: Just wanted to add a comment regarding the frame of the NX-600 (and most likely the PC-420). It is cast metal (looks like Aluminum), just like all high-end consumer sewing machines today.
You can easily see the frame if you remove one screw on the back right behind the top of the needle bar and remove the plastic cover over that area. Just be gentle putting it back on!
I opened it up to clean this area and found very little lint and lots of electronic "stuff"...
Katie-Kins: I'm so glad I found this video! I'm a beginning cosplayer and want to start making my own costumes. I couldn't find a sewing machine I really liked.
Until now! You're video has been a great help, thank you!
TheOritek: My Brother NX-600 is similar to the PC-420. It is reliable and has the same great features.
I removed the bobbin covers to clean up lint and could see the internal gears of the bobbin mechanism. They are certainly plastic - but do not show much wear after years of use.
Perhaps computerized machines are easier on gears. The motor stops if thread tension problem occurs so the gears do not grind in these situations.
I still like the NX-600 even if it's not built like my all-metal Janome 801...
TheOritek: I have an XR-7700 (similar to CS-6000i and CE7070). It's a pleasure to use!
The CE7070 has a good reliability record. It will be much more fun to use and give you better results than an old clunker.
I've had several "all-metal" machines. They may last 50 years but there is no joy in struggling with thread tension and inaccurate knobs.
Most hobbyists don't sew through 30 layers of jeans for 20 hours a week...
Saying that, I still have a Janome 801... But it hardly ever sees daylight...
blondwiththewind: Wow! Great timing! LOL It's a wonderful machine...Enjoy! :-)
blondwiththewind: You've received a great reply from Ashley Jenkins..I wanted to let you know that I own this machine..and am very happy with it. It provides a lot of versatility that my previous machines did not. It seems to be pretty strong and reliable..but I happen to also own a wonderful "cast iron" Singer 15-91 that has outlived at least five owners and will no doubt also out-live me. It has a beautifully balanced straight stitch, and handles heavy projects my lighter/computerized machines would not.
agformom B: Hi Ashley new subi here, just wanted to find out 1st I have a brother sewing machine LS-2125 very basic which my mother bought in walmart and gave it to me after just a couple of used. Now I hate everything about that machine, not only it has problem on going through 3 layers of thin fabric but just the basic concept on it. I want to go 1 level up, but I dont think I need this machine like yours. Also is your machine meant for left handed people? Thanks
Donna Maher: Hi Ashley, Thanks for the review. Did you look at any of Brother's cheaper computerized machines to compare? Such as the CE7070 PRW? I'm trying to justify the extra $ of this model you've demoed vs. a lesser cost machine. Thanks so much! Donna
WidowRose: I couldn't agree with you more regarding Singer's quality getting worse as time goes by. I just got this Brother machine for my birthday (early hehe) LOVE IT! I have 5 machines now lol and have been seeing for 24 years :) this is a great machine, but my old Kenmore still kicks ass.
creolepie: Really good review, I to love Brothers. I have a lb6800 embroidery machine. It's the best!
Hewy Dewy Lewy: Am I seeing things or is this machine backwards?
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Vanessa Solis: thank you so much for the video ! it really helped!
Brother Sewing Machine Review and Demo, Model PC-420.5
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