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Are you a home sewer considering moving up from a domestic sewing machine to something that can handle larger projects like quilts? Or, are you looking for a new sewing machine for your business?
Professional shops, design schools, and home sewers interested in a sewing machine that handles straight lockstitching for as much as a half-inch of fabric will appreciate the Juki DDL-8700. Solidly built, this machine works quickly with consistent stitching that makes anything you sew look professional and well made.
The Juki DDL-8700 can handle many types of lockstitch sewing for light to medium-weight fabrics.
With a maximum sewing speed of 5,000 spm and a maximum stitch length of 5mm, the DDL–8700 can handle all the straight lockstitching you need. It has a throat space of 10.5” to handle a larger amount of fabric. The throat plate has marker grooves with different seam widths for easy reference. Need to sew something a little heavier? The throat plate and feed dogs can be exchanged for thicker ones.
Bobbins wind quickly with the built-in winder that sits on the right side of the head. Simply thread the bobbin, wind it a little, put it onto the spindle, push it in place, and touch the foot pedal for a fast refill.
The LED light means you’ll have an easier time seeing what you’re sewing.
This moderately priced industrial machine also has low vibration and high responsiveness that consistently produces the best seaming.
If you’ve ever used a sewing machine that seemed to be pretty loud, that’s probably because it’s a clutch motor. Standard in many older machines, it gets the job done. But a clutch motor heats up after consistent use, and the noise can be really distracting.
Enter the Servo Motor.
This type of motor is built differently. It is brushless and with no moving parts. It’s quieter and uses up to 70% less energy than the clutch motor. Because it uses less energy, it’s also cooler than a clutch, keeping your sewing room or facility cooler (especially with multiple machines.) Plus, less heat means lower energy bills for your home or facility.
Always turn off the machine before threading or doing anything that could potentially cause injury, such as threading, oiling, changing a needle, or installing a bobbin for sewing.
The 8700 comes equipped with a finger guard on the shaft to prevent injury and needle breakage. If you’re having trouble threading the machine, we suggest getting a pair of long tweezers to help.
Keep your hands, hair, and anything else that could become caught away from the bobbin hook, needle area, and other moving parts of the machine.
Always operate the 8700 with a full pan of oil. Check your machine’s oil pan regularly before and after use to ensure smooth operation and prevent damage.
Even though it’s a high-powered industrial machine, the servo motor makes it much quieter. Smooth, fast, and quiet stitching means you’ll be able to sew longer and get bigger projects completed quickly.
Need to put the brakes on that high-speed stitch? Adjust the servo motor for a slower speed anytime.
This high-shank machine can also use many of our presser feet that fit. This means you can add on to the machine’s functions and do things like ruffling, gathering, bias, elastic and zipper installation with a quick change of the presser foot. We carry over 200 presser feet, many of which are high-shank (as well as high-shank adapters for snap-on feet.)
Once you become accustomed to using the 8700, you’ll understand why so many other Juki buyers swear by their machines.
Q: What kind of needles do you use in the DDL-8700?
A: The needles that come with your Juki are the Organ DBx1, and are available on our website. This machine uses size 16x257, size 8 through 20, or 16x97. The 8700 can also use standard needles, size 9 through 21, either universal needles, or fabric-specific needles such as knit.
Q: Where does the machine oil go?
A: There a is pan directly underneath the machine that supplies oil to the machine by a cotton wick. Lift the machine up and over while on the table to access the oil tank. You must keep the machine’s oil level consistently at the “high” mark, either by adding more oil or draining it and refilling it as needed. If the oil pump can’t get the oil into the machine, it can cause serious problems later.
Q: What kind of oil does this machine require?
A: Much like motor oil in your car, you need a specific type to keep this machine running. The DDL-8700 requires JUKI New Defrix Oil No.1, equivalent to ISO VG7.
Q: What size table can I get with this machine?
A: Our table is 22”w x 47”l, with legs. It includes a knee pedal and foot pedal, as well as a left-hand drawer for accessories.
Q: Does the DDL 8700 make buttonholes?
A: No. The 8700 only does straight stitching, with a horizontal bar on the right side for a reverse stitch.
We carry several Juki machines, including the DDL-8700. Ready to move up to one of the world’s best machines? You can order right now from our website. Have questions? Call us at 1-800-868-441 and we’ll be happy to answer everything for you.