I like to think of sewing machines as car models. The higher the price the more bells and whistles you get. You also get features that often will make it easier for the consumer to drive that car as you go up in models. For example, the option of cruise control and not having cruise control. Well, it’s about the same with sewing machines.
The F600 sews beautifully and professionally just as the DX7. However, the DX7 has key features that allow the sewist to be spoiled just a little more.
Let’s talk about these features. The F series models including the F600 trim both needle and bobbin thread automatically by pressing the heel side of the foot controller. With this feature you can concentrate on your project while automatically cutting the thread. While the DX7 model allows the same, but gives an additional option. The Juki DX7 foot control gives you the ability to assign foot control options such as trim threads, reverse stitch or single stitch by pressing the heel side of the foot controller.
Now, let’s talk about the pivoting function. This feature is only on the DX series machines and the not the F series sewing machines. The presser Foot Pivot function is absolutely life changing, Yep, I mean that. When you stop sewing, the needle stops in the down position and the presser foot automatically lifts to allow for the fabric movement. Basically, you come to a corner and the foot magically lifts up after you stop. You don’t have to lift the presser foot with your hand like you would with the Juki F600. Does, this make the F600 a bad machine? Absolutely, not! It’s still a fantastic machine it just has one less feature in the spoiling department.
What about stitch plates? The F600 has the traditional stitch plate that looks like a jelly bean opening for you needle to go into. However, the DX7 has a straight stitch slide plate. Um, what is that? This means that you can sew the lightest fabrics with perfect needle permeation. The hole goes from that larger opening to a single hole which prevents fabrics to not be pushed into the hole.
These are just the key differences between these models. There are additional differences such as low speed inching sewing, float function, and lock stitch. Additionally, the DX7 comes with additional feet. Please refer to the brochures on these machines listed here which go into great detail about these differences.
Brochure for the F600 download here
Brochure for the DX7 download here
What accessories are included with the Juki DX7 sewing machine?
Additionally, the Juki DX7 includes a wide table and a hard case cover.
What accessories are included with the Juki F600 sewing machine?
The Juki F600 includes a table as well and a hardcase cover.
We can say that they both have the same accessories with the exception of the DX7 comes with an instructional DVD.