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Bernina 830 Embroidery and Sewing Machine

by Bernina
2.3 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 20 x 20 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 50 pounds
  • ASIN: B0081A3KMQ
  • Item model number: 830
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #622,123 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing (See Top 100 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing)
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Product Description

Slightly Used The BERNINA 830 is in a class all its own. It is the crown jewel among all machines, with technology so advanced and features so thoughtful that it almost becomes an extension of your own creativity. Get ready to go bigger, go faster and make the most of every-single-stitch. Features: More space: the 830 offers 50% more sewing space than other top-of-the line machines including 12" to the right of the needle. With the embroidery module attached the 830 is 40" long. Its foot lift is 15mm the highest in the market and a must have for quilters. more speed: the BERNINA 830 runs up to 1,100 stitches/minute - the fastest of any home sewing machine. Its top speed of 1,000 embroidery stitches/minute sees it hum along with no vibration - a true mark of Swiss engineering. Bigger bobbin: nothing is more annoying than running out of thread on the bobbin at the worst possible time - the new Bernina has 40% more thread capacity on it bobbin. Total stitch control: including 360 degree multi-directional sewing Centered screen: the 830 has a centralized located touch screen which features high resolution graphics and vivid color making it particularly easy to read. Dual feed: working with lots of layers is no problem with the Bernina dual feed in the 830 Automatic threading and a multi-spool holder which manages all sizes and shapes of thread cones. Comes with a lot of extras: embroidery desgns and hoops.

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Top Customer Reviews

I have this machine and love the quilt in the hoop feature, well made hoops and feet --- but there my like for it ends. It is one picky piece of machinery. I am a computer savy person but this machine is picky to beat the band. Yes, I have figured out how to go around many of its "quirks" but I don't like the fact that I have to use so many work arounds and the machine is not intuitive at all. The bobbins are painted with silver paint and if the paint wears off the bobbin must be replaced.

I would only recommend this machine for a person who likes to fiddle and has lots of time. I do not have the time or the inclination. I am keeping it because of the quilt in the hoop and other things and because I can't sell it for enough money to justify giving up some of the quilting features. I have seen people do beautiful quilt in the hoop that rivals the best long arm but that is because it is NOT threaded for embroidery in the bobbin area. The embroidery is in my opinion lacking and the bobbin system that requires a dental mirror to learn to thread it SUCKS. However I have bought an Ellisimo Gold to do most of my sewing.

This machine can't read Anita Goodesign patterns easily due to its operating system. Best I have heard is copy in DST and do without the proper color charts. If you copy into exp it hops and does running stitches between colors. No way will I tolerate that. I haven't had the problems many have because I have a great dealer and got the LE, but I really don't like this machine for being picky and not user friendly. I would not recommend it for that reason.

I will personally never buy another Bernina machine again. Priced higher than most with less features on the lower end and on top end buggy updates, poor design that requires many work arounds.
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Hi, I have read all the reviews of this machine on here, and on many other forums the world over. I live in the UK, and bought this machine a year ago from my local dealer (2nd September 2013). In the UK Bernina offers a full parts & labour warranty for 7 years (at the moment on certain models). Well if you think about it what labour costs per hour in the UK that in itself is a fair deal.

I must admit the machine is beyond expensive, you can buy a motorbike or a cheap car for the price I have paid for the thing, and not to mention the price of the accessories. The jumbo hoop set me back just short of £300, for a plastic hoop with a aluminium clasp, where Brother and Husqvarna hoops are a 1/4 of the price made from the same type of plastic, the Bias Binder attachments are £171 and that does not even include the foot you need to use with it.

Anyway, to pay £6400,00 for a sewing machine is outrageous, but I did it anyway. I have used the machine now for a year, and has had absolutely no problems with it at all, no bobbin issues, no thread breaks, I have not even broken a needle. I guess from reading other peoples reviews that they had some bad luck. But then again, there should not be any issues with a machine that costs so much. I would actually expect this machine to spin gold out of straw to be honest. I was a bit miffed about the purchase to learn a few weeks later Bernina launched the new 880 in the USA that is running the new software operating system as what is used on the newly developed 7 series machines with more functions in embroidery and more user friendly user interface than the 830. Bernina has also discontinued the sale of the 830 in certain countries, and only offer the 880 now. That that might be food for thought.
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I was new to the Bernina Sewing Machines, I paid top dollar for this Machine, as soon as I bought it home I started having problems with the Bobbin door not responding correctly, I must have had this machine in repair over 15 times in the 2 1/2 yrs that I owned it. I can't tell you how frustrating this machine made me. The Sensor on the bobbin door never worked right from the beginning, then I was told to use only special tread, which I didn't want to because I do thread painting, I purchased this machine in another state so every time I had to drive over 3 hours to bring it in, drop it off and then pick it up. The tolls and gas and my time became so expensive I could have purchased yet another machine. I knew this machine was a lemon but the dealer and Bernina would not admit it. Then my dealer told me that if I called them and complained about the dealer they would pull their license from the dealer, "Bernina who the HELL do you people think you are?

I tried calling Bernina in Chicago no satisfaction, you can't get anyone on the phone to call you back. Pluse they don't have customer service. Their customer service STINKS!!! I was told from my dealer that the tread is too far away from the needle and when it travels such a long distance it creates problems. I have no desire EVER to PURCHASE A BERNINA ANYTHING EVER AGAIN...THIS MACHINE STINKS & IS OVER HYPED ADVERTISING FOR A
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