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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Juki F300 or G 201 series ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Juki F300 or G 201 series
Need help deciding on which machine is best
Mrs. East
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Date: 6/4/13 4:45 PM

I'm wondering if anyone has experience with the Juki G series s. machines? I have found the reviews on F600 very helpful, however I was hoping someone could tell me what the G101 and G201 machines are like?
Currently looking at purchasing either the F300 or F600 , I believe main difference between these 2 is more stitch options with the 600.
But I cannot find user reviews for the G series. Should I be going for the newer G series instead?

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Date: 6/5/13 1:21 AM

I have not tried the G-series out personally, but have had extensive explanations by my dealer. He said the main difference between the Juki G-series and F-series is buttonhole. G-series machines make nice buttonholes but F-series have this plug-in sensor system that makes it almost industrial, the buttonholes of F-series are more accurate and precise, so my dealer said.

The main difference between G210 and G110 is the automatic thread cutter - the G210 has it, whereas G110 does not.

The F600 and F300 is basically the same machine. The accessories that the F600 has as standard equipment can be bought separately: the feet, the knee lever, the table. But you cannot buy the extra stitches the F600 has (if it is of great importance to you - for me it is not) and - what is especially important to me - you cannot buy and install the second LED lamp the F600 has under the harp. So for me this additional LED turned out to be the selling point in favor of F600. But do I really need this additional LED as to justify the higher price? Does it really make that much a difference??? Decisions, decisions...

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Date: 6/6/13 0:38 AM

Thank you so much for this info. I'm in Canada and it is extremely hard to order these machines out west. And getting information is even worse.
I don't think I need the extra stitches , however the buttonholes are important as I enjoy making garments.
I'm leaning towards the G210 .. I think...
I just bought the Juki 735 serger to replace my old Pfaff Hobbylock work horse and now of course my sm looks old and incompetent .. Oh maybe it's just me . Lol but once you go on these sites it's hard to not want something better than you have.
Thanks again for the info .. You did help with my decision.

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Date: 6/6/13 2:19 AM

Still not have tried them out personally but scrutinized the manuals of both F and G-series. As I said, the one great difference is buttonholes: F-series has it "industrial way" but G-series "normal way". But in addition to that there are several minor differences that may influence the overall ease of use:
- G-series comes with very few feet as standard equipment: 4 feet with G210/G110 (standard, buttonhole, manual buttonhole, overcasting foot) vs 6 feet with F300 (+blind stitch, zipper foot), 9 feet with F400(+walking foot, patchwork presser foot, quilt foot) and 12 feet with F600 (+open toe, edge sewing, smooth presser foot). Then again, feet can be always bought separately and sometimes dealers throw them in as extra.
- the automatic thread cutter of G210 can be programmed or used by bytton. The F-series has also heel switch function on its foot controller.
- thread tension of F-series can be set automatically and manually. G-series has only manual tension setting.
- F-series has foot pressure adjustment dial, G-series doesn't have it.
- needle threader systems are different (don't know which one is better though).
- bobbin threading is easier with F-series because you don't have to pull up the bobbin thread, just thread it till the built-in cutter, and off you go.
- F300 has 3 alphabets (F600 has 4), G210 has one.

Of course there are other minor differences that come out only when actually working with both models. These here are what I found out browsing manuals

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Date: 6/6/13 4:25 AM

One more thing: F-series have knee lift lever (optional for F300 though), but G-series do not. There is only a little mock hole where the knee lift lever is usually inserted.

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Date: 6/6/13 3:45 PM

I think for the money, I would go for the F300. I purchased one and am very happy with it. Having pressure foot pressure adjustment was important to me. Not sure what your price difference is, but it can't be much.

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