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Date: 3/3/13 7:54 AM

Does anyone know what they might be? I have a chance to get an new HE1 for less than the PE500. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Date: 3/4/13 11:43 PM

The HE1 is a combo sewing and embroidery and the PE500 is embroidery only.

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Date: 3/4/13 11:58 PM

It looks like they are one in the same - Brother PE500 HE 1

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Date: 3/5/13 6:46 AM

Ah, conflicting info. Thanks anyway ladies.

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Date: 3/5/13 11:16 AM

After finding the manual it is an embroidery only machine, but I still can't see any difference so I guess I'll take the plunge.
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Date: 3/5/13 11:19 AM

Quote: CDFORME101
Ah, conflicting info. Thanks anyway ladies.

I spent a few minutes reviewing these two machines at Brother.

First, they do not show an image or information other than a manual for the HE1.

The manual for the PE 500 and HE 1 are the same.

Both models use 90 wt bobbin thread, have USB cable connection, have only a 4 x 4 hoop/embroidery area and both are compatible with ibrodery, which is liscensed designs available for select Brother models.

I does appear the HE1 is sold on HSN and could be either badged for this market or has been re-badged as the PE500.

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Date: 3/5/13 1:13 PM

Thanks. I did pull the books for both. I'm going to get the HE1 because I can get it under $200.
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Date: 3/5/13 11:33 PM

My apologies. I was thinking of a different model even though they look alike. Yes, they are both embroidery only. The HE1 I believe is the designation HSN gives to the machines they sell.
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Date: 3/6/13 0:04 AM

Disregard my earlier post. I must be really tired. The HE1 on HSN is a sew And embroider machine. The PE500 is embroider only. Now I'm going to bed!

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Date: 3/6/13 6:42 AM

Quote: sewplenty
Disregard my earlier post. I must be really tired. The HE1 on HSN is a sew And embroider machine. The PE500 is embroider only. Now I'm going to bed!

Lol, Brother does make it confusing don't they? Actually HSN makes it confusing because their HE 1 is embroidery only despite what they say. It is the exact machine that I am looking at.

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