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Date: 5/3/12 12:25 PM

So, what's the difference between:

1034D
1134D
3034D

They all cost about the same, look pretty much alike. Anyone know?

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Date: 5/3/12 2:50 PM

The 1134D is sold by Costco, it is the same machine as the 1034D (except the tension dials are all white). It's very common for Costco to have different manufacturer models for items sold specifically at their warehouse. I am not sure about the 3034D, although I found an older PR thread where a member said only dealers sold that machine and the 1034D can be purchased anywhere.

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Date: 5/3/12 2:57 PM

After some more digging around lots of people reported information from dealers that the 3034D is the newer version of the 1034D. I found this comment from SewForum.com:
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I took a class today and I have the 1034D and a lady had the 3034D and the differences we noticed were:

-I don't have automatic thread release tension
-She has two screws to release each needle and I have only one
-she doesn't have the all one color tension dial on top, hers has black with the color coding
-Mine has only the circle to put the thread through in step one of threading and hers has a circle and a little thing to slip the thread in on the tree. Sorry my lingo is bad on the correct terms.
-She has different tension for her settings when I used one number hers was different.
-price

Offhand that is all that comes to mind. Not much difference but some improvements from when I bought mine 3 years ago.

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Date: 5/3/12 4:44 PM

I think the biggest difference is that the 3034D releases the tension when you raise the presser foot.

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Date: 5/3/12 6:23 PM

Don't all the newer sewing machines do this?

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Date: 5/4/12 8:04 AM

These are sergers.

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Date: 5/4/12 3:11 PM

For some reason Brother chose not to do this on the 1034D and I believe their coverstitch - 2340cv - does not do it, either. It is not a problem though, at least I have not had problems with it.

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