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Juki TL-2010Q

The Juki TL-2010Q is a mid arm sewing machine. Often you will see this listed as a long arm, it is not. This machine is a bit of a monster and can sew right through your finger if you’re not careful.

Pros:

  • Powerful
  • Durable
  • Knee lift
  • Foot pedal thread cutter
  • Comes with an extension table
  • Piece and sew at the speed of light
  • Foot pedal isn’t some flimsy bit of plastic that will slide all over hell
  • Japanese design (previous models were made in Japan)
  • Large industrial bobbins, none of that plastic crap that wears out
  • Large throat space for projects

Cons:

  • Straight Stitch Only
  • Mid-arm (only a con if you plan on using a quilt frame)
  • Presser feet can be hard to match up, but are available if you hunt
  • Awkward as a portable machine, it isn’t exactly compact
  • Oil it before every use, put a drop in each of four holes
  • Special Juki oil is expensive
  • Made in China (but still high quality)

In the end, I love the machine for what it is, a purposed machine; it does one thing and does it well. I wouldn’t recommend it for a quilt frame as the area left to work in is not large, but if you’re quilting or prefer to sew the old fashioned way with straight stitches only and on a table, or have a serger or additional machine for zig-zag or stretch stitches then yeah, totally worth it.

It will last and you can pass it down to your kids or keep it in storage and bring it back out years later and not worry if it has disintegrated.

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