Top 5 Industrial Sewing Machines in 2020

An industrial sewing machine may seem overwhelming to many home-sewers. Anyone who has watched a competitive fashion design show has heard the almost terrifying whirr and watched as masters run stitches millimeters away from their fingertips on powerful machines. 

Industrial sewing machines are fast, durable and ready to tackle basically any project. Here are the top 5 industrial sewing machine brands to compare in 2020.

1. Juki DDL-8700

Juki is, without a doubt, one of the most respected and reliable brands in the industry. While the Juki DDL-8700 deserves an all-around five-star rating, it goes above and beyond. It's quiet, requires very little maintenance, and it's insanely powerful. What other machines can you think of that can get through 10 layers of vinyl material and still have a clean stitch? This one can. 

Features

Specs

Dimensions

48x20x48”

Speed

5,500 SPM

Stitch Length 

5 mm

Warranty

5 years

There are a few other key features, including:

  • Quiet motor, you can barely hear the machine
  • Low vibration
  • Rare reports of breaking down or needing repairs

On a quick note, while you can use it for moderately heavy materials, it's not meant for it. These are excellent for small businesses and at-home use. 

2. Janome HD1000 

Janome sewing machines are built to last for decades, not years. They're made of aluminum to ensure that they're relatively lightweight but also durable. There are no plastic parts, and it has a built-in needle threader, a must-have for most professionals. 

Features

Specs

Dimensions

18.2x8.5x15”

Speed

840 SPM

Stitch Length 

4 mm

Warranty

90 days

The primary issue with this machine is the risk of overheating. That's not a significant concern for people using it at home as it wouldn't reach that degree of use. The machine itself is quite small for an industrial model, an excellent choice if you're short on space!

3. Singer 191D-30

The same servo motor that is in so many Singer industrial models is here, which offers some reputation for reliability. The motor is noisy, but it's not the worst thing in the world. The clutch-motor offering such power is something special. Then you have a bobbin reverse function for longer seams for professional finishes. 

Features

Specs

Dimensions

20x20x40

Speed

4,000 SPM

Stitch Length 

5 mm

Warranty

Varies

This Singer is an outstanding machine, and it's excellent for up and coming businesses that produce on a large scale but not quite a scale to have separate manufacturing systems. This machine may not be suitable for home use, given the motor's noise and power. 

4. Juki DDL-5550N

A size down from the DDL-8700, the Juki DDL-5550N industrial sewing machine has a crazy feature; speed control. If you're a beginner but determined to invest in a quality industrial sewing machine, then this is probably your best option. You can easily keep this machine at standard machine speed and then progress your speed as you build confidence. 

Features

Specs

Dimensions

48x20x48”

Speed

5,500 SPM

Stitch Length 

5 mm

Warranty

5 years

The only downside on this machine is that it only has a straight stitch. Its features are essential, but that makes it all the more reliable because there aren't unnecessary moving parts to breakdown. 

5. Consew 206RB-5

Okay, a lot of people hype up the Consew 206RB-5 and for good reason. It is one of the best. It has a triple-feed and a long stitch length that can cut down the time spent on projects. However, this sewing machine is not geared for upholstery or similar materials. 

Features

Specs

Dimensions

50x45x20”

Speed

3,300 SPM

Stitch Length 

10 mm

Warranty

5 years

It’s a great home machine; leather, cotton, jersey, and all kinds of costume fabrics are a breeze with this machine. It’s also substantially larger than other industrial models. 

Choosing an Industrial Sewing Machine

Depending on your reasons for purchasing an industrial sewing machine, you may need additional research and assistance for choosing this investment. 

For more assistance, contact the industrial sewing machine experts at GoldStar Tool at 1-800-868-4419. We are happy to provide advice and information before making your purchase!