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Janome Coverpro 1000cpx vs Brother 2340cv
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Date: 8/10/12 4:29 PM

Does anyone have both or has used both and can tell me the important differences? Right now, all I have heard is that the Janome lets the tension off when the foot is released, and the Brother has an extra button for that. Of course, if I only had a Brother and didnt get used to the Janome, that wouldnt matter. Anything else I should know about the differences? I was going for the brother vs the 900cpx, but after reading the coverpro thread (im on page 95), I can see that I definitely dont want that one. There were a couple links on that thread about comparing the 2 coverpros, but those links are dead now

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Date: 8/10/12 6:57 PM

I think those links are probably to Debbie's blog that I directed you to yesterday. Try this link

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Date: 8/10/12 7:15 PM

Thanks...I had fun looking around that site, but none of the photos are showing up. That includes the comparison charts
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Date: 8/10/12 8:12 PM

I had the 2340cv machine first. It sewed beautiful and had no trouble with it. The only thing I didn't like is the space area wasn't large enough. I was limited on how wide i could go.
Now the Janome 1000cp that is what i have now gives me all the options I need. I like the open space and it also sews well. the differen't between these two machine is the price.
They both do a great job.


I did get mine used for 500. I bought the 2340cv new for 589. with all attachments. this was about 4-5 years ago.
Hope this helps.
here's a picture of the 2340cv

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Date: 8/10/12 8:29 PM

Thanks! Did you find the lack of automatic tension release on the brother to be annoying at all? The reviews I read mention is as either being no big deal, or a huge annoyance that messed up their entire experience

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Date: 8/10/12 9:19 PM

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Anything else I should know about the differences?

The Janome has more room to the right of the needles, a lot more room. I own the Brother and 95% of the time this lack of room doesn't bother me, but every now and again I wish I had it. If you are mostly hemming or topstitching around a neckline then this lack of rooom won't be an issue. If you plan to topstitch in the middle of a garment then it will be.

On the other side, the Brother has a lot more room in front of the needles than the Janome. Personally I find this a bigger issue for me and prefer the Brother for this reason, however the Janome does have an extension table that helps.

The Janome has a free arm although personally I find this feature useless. It's not deep enough to be useful.

The Brother has clear markings on the machine bed at 0.5cm intervals which I use all the time when hemming, that the Janome doesn't have. Of course you could mark the Janome bed with a marker pen.

When testing the Janome I found it skipped stitches a lot more than the Bother. A LOT more! For me this is a deal breaker.

This is all my personal experience, YMMV. In my eyes neither machine is perfect hence why some like the Janome and some like the Brother. I've had my Brother for about 8 years. It's still going strong and I've used it a LOT. The manual thread release has never been an issue for me. You need to test drive both and decide which machines is the best fit for you. And yes, forget the 900CPX. You want the option to do narrow coverstitching. I use this stitch a lot on lightweight fabrics and when topstitching around necklines, etc. HTH

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Date: 8/10/12 10:00 PM

Thank you! Thats very helpful! Ive actually been stalking some of your past posts, as I saw your screen name mentioned in conjunction with the brother It makes me want a brother. Than I go back to the coverpro thread and want one of those
I have a janome dealer within a half hour, but no brother dealer within hours...so one would be an online buy, one would be a dealer buy I also own a brother serger which i love, and a janome sewing machine which i love. Decisions, decisions

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Date: 8/10/12 10:18 PM

You're welcome. The other thing I forgot to mention is the optional presser feet and accessories. Each machine has different available feet/accessories. Make sure you check this as well as there is a big difference. If there is a certain accessory you want/need it may not be available for one of the machines.

The position of the lifter for the presser foot is another difference. The Janome is behind the needle like a sewing machine and the Brother is on the right hand side of the machine. While I like the lift behind the needle on a sewing machine, on an overlocker and CS machine I much prefer it on the right side of the machine. This is my preference though but something else to consider.

The two machines take different needle types as well. The Brother uses the standard system so you can use stretch needles, the Janome doesn't. It needs special needles. In most places they are readily available but another difference to consider.

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Date: 8/10/12 10:18 PM

What started out as a thread to find information in one thread on PR, became very lengthy soon after the CP was released.

To help find information and photos, Nancy very kindly collated all the key information, into 4 threads, which are pinned at the top of the main Serger-Coverstitch thread.

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Coverpro Guide Part 4: Sewing tips & sample projects
Janome Coverpro CP900/CP1000, Elna 434 nancy2001 0 6/26/09 4:27 PM by CynthiaSue

Coverpro Guide Part 3:Learning to use your Coverpro
Janome Coverpro CP900/CP1000, Elna 434 nancy2001 0 6/26/09 4:14 PM by CynthiaSue

Coverpro Guide Part Two: Supplies, feet, binders
Janome Coverpro CP900/CP1000, Elna 434 nancy2001 0 6/26/09 3:55 PM by CynthiaSue

Coverpro Guide Part One: Buying your Coverpro
Janome Coverpro CP900/CP1000, Elna 434


http://sewing.patternreview.com/SewingDiscussions/forum/43

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Date: 8/10/12 10:42 PM

Thanks! I read those 4 parts and am on page 124 of the huge thread so far. I wish most of the pictures and links werent dead throughout the thread but there is still tons of great info in there!

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