Singer 4452 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine
- Automatic Needle Threader: After effortlessly threading the machine, this feature automatically threads the eye of the needle without eye strain or frustration.
- Top Drop-in Bobbin Convenient drop-in bobbin is easy to insert, remove and monitor thread supply.
- 1,100 Stitches per Minute, Sews faster than a standard sewing machine
- 60% Stronger Motor, A stronger motor than standard sewing machines allows it to sew through heavyweight fabrics with ease
- Stainless Steel Bed Plate, Fabric slides easily across the machine arm.
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Whether you're looking to make garment alterations or to start a new project from scratch, the heavy duty Singer sewing machines and its sewing accessories are an easy-to-use and versatile products. Its automatic needle Threaded is sewing's biggest timesaver, and the machine's 1, 100-stitches-per-minute speed allows you to bring your creative ideas to life quickly.
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Not super clunky
Built in light
Handles even tough stuff like Velcro
Works quick or slow
Doesn't shake the table when sewing
Quick threading tool is amazing
Has little razor on side to quickly cut threads
Doesn't take up a lot of room
Comes with cover to prevent dust settling
Does not work with bigger spools of threat, only smaller ones
Pettle is a little sensitive but I expect to get use to it with time
First of all, the Singer website says that it takes class 15 bobbins. That is wrong-- YOU NEED 15J BOBBINS FOR THIS MACHINE!!! Most of the answers to bobbin questions for these Singer Heavy Duty High Speed 4400 series machines here on Amazon say class 15 as well, but one person said class 15J. I got packets of both, and sure enough, the 15s are slightly too small. The 15J ones match the ones that come with the machine.
It's a sturdy full size but on the smaller side of the normal range. I don't know how you would measure that it has a 60% more powerful motor than average, and can do 1100 stitches per minute, but it does go faster than other machines I've owned and it can handle it. If you are looking for super-fast, then you would want to look at the Brother 1500 series, which do 1500 stitches per minute, or industrial machines that can go upwards of 6000 stitches per minute.
Heavy duty? I guess, although I haven't tried leather, canvas, etc. Ultimately, if you want real heavy duty, Sailright is good brand to go with, but then you don't get the stitch speed, you're back down to the average home sewing machine, which is 400 - 500 stitches per minute. As many sewers ultimately find, you need different machines for different tasks: heavy duty, high speed, computerized for embroidering, and a serger for knits.
It isn't quiet. This model (4452) comes with a walking foot which is great, and a cover which is the cheapest, flimsiest thing they could possibly find, and it won't keep the dust out. Get a real case to protect your machine. The stitches are surprisingly very even, and I've not needed to adjust the tension as all. The bobbin doesn't wind completely evenly, with more thread winding at the bottom of the bobbin, then at the top of it, something that drives me a little crazy. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to use the needle threader. The directions just don't work for that. But in general, the directions booklet is decent, although it doesn't tell you how to take apart and oil the machine. Look on-line for videos and info on that. There is a good cheat sheet for getting started quickly. If you wind the thread and bobbin as they tell you, the machine works perfectly. One thing that is not on that, though, is that if you use the usual spool of thread, such as Coats and Clark, then you need to put the little spindle into the hole near the bobbin winder stalk and put the thread on that so that it is in a vertical position. However, if the thread is a cross-wound spool, such as Gutermann, then you need to use the built in horizontal spindle and cap.
It isn't fancy, a pretty basic machine, but not necessarily for a beginner. When you step on that peddle and it's going full speed, it is hard to control keeping those seams exactly straight. The light is decent but not exceptional. A portion of the base is removable for free-arm sewing.
All in all If you have a lot a straight seaming to do, and want to save some time, this is your baby. I am very glad I bought this.
I ordered one for myself through Amazon and it shipped to my home in HI. It came in a larger box with no extra padding. Maybe it got jarred in travel? The box the machine came in also looked beat up. There was a hole on the top of it and part of the the top layer was missing, like another label had been cut off. When I opened it, it appeared to have been previously opened and not meticulously repacked. So I guess someone already returned this item.
(In addition to that poor pack job, in the same Amazon box, with no extra packaging, were a bunch of books my son had ordered...just free floating around the box. One of the books had smashed and folded pages! I guess this was a moronic move by someone at a fulfillment center somewhere…?)
Anyway, back to this machine I was once in love with: it seemed to be working OK, initially. I mean, I was able to wind a bobbin. Then I went to check out the needle position dial and moved the needle position to the left. And there it's stayed. Now the dial is no longer working. The needle is staying in the leftmost position and is unresponsive to the dial. When I moved it to the left I heard a sound like a spring..."thwanggggg."
It seems like something either broke or was dislodged in that small action.
Furthermore, the reverse lever is tilted slightly down to the right on one side. I'm not sure if this affects the functioning of the machine but it sure doesn't look right to me.
I AM SO BUMMED. I am 33 weeks pregnant and was planning on doing a bunch of sewing right before my blessing way. Now I need to return this thing and I'm not sure what to do. Should I risk ordering another? Maybe I just got a lemon!? I SO wanted this to work!!!