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Bernina 750qe vs 820
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Date: 11/22/12 0:54 AM

Hi all... I see there is a thread on the 780 vs 830 but as embroidery module does not appeal to me I'm really interested in the 820 (have Ben ever since it came out) ane now the 750qe. Does anyone have any thoughts on which is the better model of the two?

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Date: 11/22/12 0:56 AM

Oops.. Obviously that should read "been" not Ben !

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Date: 12/2/12 10:25 PM

I test drove both machines at my dealer last week and I like the 750 SO much better than the 8 series! The 7 series sew like a luxury car, just smooth, silent, bigger bobbin capacity but much easier to thread and use than the 8 series. The BSR is smoother, too, and better stitch quality on the 750QE, IMO.

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Date: 12/3/12 12:39 PM

Thanks for your comments SewFine... Can you please confirm where the 750 is made? I don't believe it is made in Switzerland.. I'm so tempted!

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Date: 12/3/12 1:27 PM

Quote: Zola25
Thanks for your comments SewFine... Can you please confirm where the 750 is made? I don't believe it is made in Switzerland.. I'm so tempted!

It is made in Switzerland, but why is this an issue?
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Date: 12/3/12 2:23 PM

The 750 is quieter, and in my opinion easier to use.
The 820 has a huge bed 12".
The 820 also has auto bobbin thing (which I dont really like) very personal.
You have to try them out not once but several times. Also make sure they are being tested on the same or similar tables. I have found that machines sound differently on different surfaces.
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Date: 12/3/12 3:14 PM

What exactly do you want to do with the machine? If no embroidery, why not check out the 710 and then the 820 options. Neither will do embroidery. Not sure of the price of the 710. It is a little smaller than the 820. What is your budget? That is the big question. Often it is budget then features. Not always, though.

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Date: 12/3/12 8:21 PM

Only you will be able to tell which machine is best... for you. The 820 is loved by many and Bernina website has comparison charts that list the features of each but you will have to test both machines to determine which is best for your sewing needs.

I did a comparison with the 820 against a 5.5mm 630 because I wanted to know what sewing with 9mm felt like and if I would like it.... It was a very round about way to get the feel of 9mm stitching before the 7's hit the market as I would have not put 9mm sewing at the top of my sewing priority.... I was a little wary even after testing because I did not bond with the 820 at all. But for me when I finally got to sew on a 780, I wanted to sing at the top of my lungs. I would go for the 780 if I had the funds, so I am opting for the 750 and waiting until spring to get my machine.

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Date: 12/3/12 11:39 PM

I will do a test drive as recommended... I have the 630, which I love, but would like a bigger harp in order to manoeuvre the quilts easier. Thank you all for your comments..

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Date: 12/4/12 12:38 PM

You have good taste with the 630. Keep it.

Why not try out all the machines you can find in the price range you can handle and let us know how it goes. We love to enable.

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