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103 of 106 people found the following review helpful
on May 7, 2011
I bought my Janome Memory Craft 6500P over a year ago now. It had been used on a near daily basis for a couple years in a professional alterations shop, but the machine appeared to be in good condition, so I bought it even though I knew it had some miles on it. I have since moved across the county and opened my own alterations business, and this machine is my workhorse. I had never used a Janome machine before and wasn't terribly familiar with the brand, but now sewing of my other home machines is an exercise in frustration! This machine is sturdy, powerful, reliable and intuitive. Its enormous work space makes even the big jobs manageable, and thanks to its extensive sewing features and all the handy accessories it comes with, I've been able to sew everything from leather to chiffon on the same machine. Maintenance is simple, and any repairs I've had to make (for all the abuse I put this thing through!) have been very minor. My shop is open 40 hours a week, which means this machine is running for at least 8 hours every week day. Here's to seven months in business, and the most I've had to do is change a lightbulb!