Curious about the new Juki DX series of sewing machines?


I've had my eye on a Juki sewing machine for awhile now. The two that drew my attention are the Juki TL2010Q and the Juki Exceed F-600. While I loved the idea of having such a heavy duty machine like the 2010q, there are times I really need a zigzag stitch so I was leaning more toward the F-600. After watching the CraftyGemini's reviews of the two machines, I figured the F-600 was going to be my machine.

Until I learned about the new DX7 that Juki just released this month.



I did a little research and discovered there was a Juki dealer about 2 hours south of me... Triad Sew and Vac in Winston-Salem, NC. I talked to Charlie, the owner, and he invited me to come down and check out the machines. It seemed like a good idea in order to compare the F-600 and the DX machines side by side. When I arrived I was disappointed to find out they had no DX7s in stock, but they did have the DX2000-QVP.

I believe they are essentially the same machine but the DX2000 has an expanded quilting package. Charlie at Triad Sew and Vac threw in a full warranty package and a cleaning and tune up at the end of the year to sweeten the deal. I was sold.

So I did it.. I bought the DX2000.


Getting ready to take her home!

I couldn't wait to get her out of the box and set her up so I did it.. right there on the dining room table after the long drive home!
The unboxing!
Testing out the free motion

The next day I made a home for her in my sewing room. I love the lighting on this machine. The visibility is amazing.
All set up in her new home.

I started a project quickly to test her out. I've been collecting selvages for a while now and decided to do something with them. I sewed these thick selvages onto double thick flannel in order to make a quilt as you go quilt. Really wanted to see if the machine could handle a thick project like this one. It certainly could and did.





The Juki DX2000 performed very, very well. Toward the end of the project the thread cutter didn't cut the top thread a couple of times.When I say a couple of times I mean literally twice. It didn't cut the top thread twice. It consistently cut the bottom thread. Once I cleaned out the bobbin case it went back to working properly. Any other issues I had were user error and were rectified by actually doing what the manual said. The machine also came with an instructional DVD which was super helpful.

I had to sell a machine in order to buy this one and really debated as my previous machine was also a very nice machine with many high end features but I am so happy to be Team Juki. 

Still on the wish list... 

TL 2010q sewing machine and the MO1000 or MO2000 serger (air threader anyone?)



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Comments

Courtney B said…
love what you made with her!!
Esther Caulton said…
Thank you for your helpful review. Have you tried the free motion quilting yet? I am debating between the TL2010Q because it offers everything I need with excellent free motion, and this beauty DX2000QVP because it will let me expand outside my comfort zone with all the embroidery and button-hole features.
Vicki & Bill said…
Thanks for your review. I'm going to pick mine up today. I'm upgrading from the Juki F600. It's kind of bitter sweet but excited to get my new one home and try it out. Glad to hear you like it.
LouAnne Lay said…
I hope you enjoy yours as much as I'm enjoying mine, Vicki!
Unknown said…
Am thinking of getting the dx-2000. What kind of price am I looking at?
Shara jean said…
Oh please tell about your salvage edge project, I would love to do one too?
Kathleen said…
I have had a 2010Q for 4 months and really like it but I am starting to miss the zigzag and other features you normally find on a sewing machine. After watching a few videos I called and asked if I could trade it in for an F600 and he said the DX2000QVP if newer than the F600 and I should take a look at that. Researched it and I am going tomorrow to pick up the 2000. I did like the 2010Q but I felt very limited with it. thanks for the review
LouAnne Lay said…
Kathleen, how exciting! I've been very pleased with mine.. mostly. Make sure you try it out before you take it home. Mine had to be adjusted and I had to drive back, 2 hours, to the dealer in order to get that done. If you do free motion quilting, have them check that as well. Other than that, it's been a wonderful machine.
LouAnne Lay said…
Also, my DX2000 definitely prefers Organ needles. It also doesn't care for cheapo Singer or generic plastic bobbins, so make sure you pick up extra Juki or Brother bobbins at your dealer. :)
Cynthia Dodd said…
What kind of price are we looking at? Looking to upgrade have a juki 600hzl
LouAnne Lay said…
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LouAnne Lay said…
Cynthia, it's in the 1200.00 (USD) range. Many dealers will take the 600 in trade as well. I recommend a local dealer if at all possible.
Judy said…
I would like to have one for our full time rv traveling. The dealer is far so I will need to wait until it's online. Thanks for the review!
Donna said…
I just purchased the DX2000QVP yesterday! My first Juki. This machine drives like a Cadillac compared to my older Machine (Kenmore). I test drove comparable Janomes and Brothers last week. They couldn't touch this Juki! #teamjuki
Suzy R. said…
Thank you for the informaturn about the 2000 QVP. Are you still enjoying sewing with this machine?
LouAnne Lay said…
Suzy R. I was sewing on it up until last month. We needed the money so I had to sell it. I miss it ever day! It was a great machine.

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