- Product Review (submitted on September 18, 2014):
Now that I finally got my hands on this machine, I am in awe – it is the right machine for me. What I need it to do is serious layered stitching, really thick, many layers. Also, what I work with mostly is Duck Canvas and I really needed a machine that can get the job done, without fuss, a real workhorse machine. So, as far as it went, I needed a heavy duty machine, something that would not be out of place in an industrial place. Now, with the HD 5000, I get that; the thing that might be a little problematic for me was the tension, which is a little bit on the lower side, and a little quirky. Then another issue I had with it is when using very thick thread; the machine got a little bit threaded. However, you need to get the thread around the tension plate, and then it gets done easily. Now, as far as these heavy machines go, this one is about a third of the weight of the machines that I’ve worked with in the past, but the mass is not an issue, it works, and it works fine. I’m gonna road test this one for a while and then I’m probably gonna buy another one.