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Date: 1/1/13 5:53 AM

Has anyone test driven the new janome 8200qc?
I was looking at it against the 6600. It's a bit more expensive but has a few more features. None of the stores near me have either machine to try out.

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Date: 1/3/13 0:13 AM

I own a 6600P and tested the 8200 today. The lighting on the 8200 is much nicer than the 6600, it is LED. The 8200 is beautifully designed, I really like the buttons as much as on the 6600. The 6600 stitches faster than the 8200, not sure if the motors are different. I like the thread stand on the 6600 better. The foot pedal on the 8200 is small and black, but apparently you can purchase the one that comes with the 8900, which is larger. The 8200 takes an extra stitch at times when you stop sewing, the dealer thought it had something to do with how fast you are sewing and the machine needing to finish it's needle up/down cycle. My 6600 does this as well. The stitch width on the 8200 is 9 mm, the stitch width on the 6600 is 7mm. The motor was quiet and lovely sounding on the 8200, and the accufeed is detachable, which is nice. I mostly sew garments, so I wasn't sure I would like the 9 mm feed dog width. The feet are the same design for the 8200, but are now 9 mm, so my 7 mm feet for the 6600 won't fit. The thread cutter seemed to work better on the 8200, as sometimes I get thread nests with the 6600. I re-read my 6600 manual, and it says that you should pull up the bobbin thread after using the cutter, so maybe that is why I get thread nests at times. Hope this helps... Beth

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Date: 1/3/13 0:39 AM

Thanks for that info, Beth. Lots of talk about the 8900, but you're the first I've read who has sewn on the 8200. I read the 8200 doesn't have the jog dial of the 7700 and 8900, which I don't think I'd like (I don't like the dial on my old iPod nor trackballs. Hope you don't mind a few questions...

Do you know if the 8200 fits in the Janome table for the 7700, or if they offer one for the 8200?

Did you get a price for the 8200? Any extras included with purchase?

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Date: 1/3/13 9:39 AM

The 8200 doesn't have the jog dial, which made more room for the screen, which I liked better. There is a table being made for the 8200/8900 which the dealer was selling for $500. He suggested a Tracey's table for $650 as being a better deal, though. The price I was quoted was $3000 for the 8200, $4,000 for the 8900. The 8900 had a few more buttonholes (a tapered keyhole was the one that interested me), more stitches, and the jog wheel. The 8200 was all white on the bed of the machine, whereas the 8900 had some grey on the bed. I liked the 8200 better, except for the foot pedal which was small and black like a cheapo for a serger or low-end machine. The dealer plugged in the large white foot pedal from the 8900 which worked on the 8200 and can be purchased as an option. Also, the 8200 has less stitches per minute than the 8900. Beth

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Date: 1/3/13 9:40 AM

Oh, and there were no add-ins. The dealer would sell the white foot pedal at around his cost.

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Date: 1/3/13 3:18 PM

Thanks for all that ! Very interesting.

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Date: 3/16/13 10:55 PM

I just got the Janome 8200 and put it through its paces today on a FMQ project. What a great machine! I have a 10 year old Janome MC 10000 and I really needed the bigger harp, better lighting and greater power.

It sews like a dream and has a lot of features I like, including the thread cutter and the fact that the super lift for the presser foot stays up. And it is so quiet!

The tension is a manual dial (and I had no tension issues) and the other settings are on a touch screen. I also got the vertical thread holder which I haven't attached yet.

I love the 9mm stitch width and the walking foot-Accu Feed system is terrific. I don't think there is a machine out there which feeds better than the Janome.

I bought the two-table set, which includes the inset table (with inserts for a BUNCH of Janomes) and flat table which I have at right angles. It took "a while" to put the tables together, but they are super heavy duty and have floor levelers. I love the drawer and shelf.

The foot control is small but I just switched out the foot control from my other machine. I fit my foot control onto a non slid mat and level the heel surface with foam, so I may be fine with the small control.

If you don't have the Janome free motion foot with the three feet, you're in for a treat as it is a joy to use. I have it on my other machine and it comes standard with the 8200.

I am so happy with this machine--just in love with it.



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Date: 3/17/13 9:07 AM

Quote: cycladic
I just got the Janome 8200 and put it through its paces today on a FMQ project. What a great machine!
The foot control is small but I just switched out the foot control from my other machine. I fit my foot control onto a non slid mat and level the heel surface with foam, so I may be fine with the small control.

Thank you for the review, not much talk about for this model vs the 8900 but I prefer the 8200 over the 7700 which I have! I love the way you set up your foot pedal with the foam, I'm going to give this a try! Best, Ani
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Date: 3/17/13 10:36 PM

The 8900 has more embroidery stitches, a faster motor, and a wide foot pedal. It didn't have anything I really needed to justify the price.

Both the 8200 and the 8900 are improved versions of the 7700 and the 8200 is, at my dealer, cheaper than the 7700. Go figure.

I got the idea to extend my foot pedal from Leah Day, who also made me a convert to the Supreme Slider and to Machingers gloves. There's a new Queen Supreme Slider, which I have, for large harp machines like the Horizons.

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Date: 3/18/13 1:23 AM

Does the 8200 require you to use a screwdriver when you switch stitch plates? Or, does it convert instantly the way some other models between wide and single hole plates?

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