Member since 8/22/11
Date: 1/6/12 3:18 PM
Is there any quality difference in these two machine or are they the same machine with just a diffenent name?
Member since 7/31/11
Date: 1/7/12 5:23 AM
The lower end Vikings are made by Janome just like everybody else.
The Pfaff looks similar to the Viking 116, which is what I have.
The 118 has several features like needle stop up/down and speed control that the 116 doesn't have. I don't see those features listed with the pfaff model. I think you may get more feet with the Viking.
Another difference may be how the feet attach. The Viking has "snap on" feet with a nylon type ankle, which may not hold up as well over time.
Don't know if the warranty and customer service is the same or if the quality is the same. I am guessing the overall quality is similar.
-- Edited on 1/7/12 5:47 AM --
|tgm and Kittys
Member since 3/8/10
Skill: Advanced Beginner
In reply to lad44
Date: 1/7/12 5:41 AM
I had the Viking & I did not like the quality of buttonholes, especially on light weight fabrics. I tested the Pfaff & thought it a little bit better quality of stitch though I have not own a Pfaff ever. Not sure about the cost of Pfaff feet, but I know the Viking ones are pricey. hope this helps a little.
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