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Janome dc1050
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Date: 5/8/13 10:40 AM

Hi All, Can anyone that owns the Janome DC1050 tell me how much it weighs? I am seeing conflicting information on the internet, some sites say 12lbs, 16lbs and even 18lbs. I was originally looking at the Jem 720, but when I saw the DC1050 goes 800+ stitches per minute I was sold BUT only if its a 12 pounder like it think it may be!! Thanks SO much in advance for help!! Mechelle
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Date: 5/8/13 7:43 PM

I'm sure it's pretty light in weight. I'd go for that over the 720 anyway as it has the Superior Feed System. I wonder if it vibrates at that high speed.
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Date: 5/9/13 8:57 AM

I found out some additional info - others might be interested! It seems it does weigh 12 pounds so I will be ordering it soon. Here is the site I found that gave a review, and lots of comments from people:
http://www.erinsayssew.com/janome-dc1050-sewing-machine-review/
It also gives information (other machines too) for beginners buying a first maching, that doesn't apply in my case but might help someone! thanks!
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Date: 5/9/13 9:43 AM

Oh I was wondering if you found out the info.
Where are you ordering yours from ? I hope you get a good deal.
Thank you for posting. Please post how you like it when it comes.

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Date: 5/9/13 12:30 PM

It is most definitely about 12 pounds and a nice machine. It is the same machine as the Janome 8050, only different cosmetically. The shank is different than other Janomes but top loading feet fit. I changed the shank on my 8050, and here is the thread in which you can read a lot of info that will also apply to your machine. Have fun!

J8050 posts

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Date: 5/9/13 3:42 PM

I ordered from Sew Vac Direct in TX - found a 10% off coupon, so the total w/ a pack of bobbins was $274.50 - they had a bonus kit that has 2 extra feet and some needles. I'm excited to have a light weight machine for classes and sew-ins - no more lugging the expensive heavy machines! I'll post a review once I get the machine and give it a good test!
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Date: 5/11/13 11:42 AM

Oh gosh that sounds like an excellent deal. I hope it arrives soon safe & sound.

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She's my Baby & I'll love her if I want to, love her if I want to.... you would love her too she's the Baby ... the kins ...sung ..just one of her songs..
I miss you an awful lot my Baby ...Ab-i-gail she would come running when I would say her name like that...

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Date: 5/21/13 1:41 PM

Ok - got my machine last week, did a review today. Its a nice little machine - my back will LOVE taking to classes! I did have to get the metal snap on shank that Mufffet talked about on her blog, Sew Vac Direct sent it to me free of charge - the 1/4" foot would not sit flat on the feed dogs with the plastic shank that came with the machine.
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Date: 5/21/13 4:16 PM

And even if one has to buy that shank its about 7 dollars - no big deal. I like these machines, excellent value for the money. :)

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