Brother 1634D Vs 1034D - The Real Difference

Brother 1634D Vs 1034D - The Real Difference


Brother 1634D and 1034D are two popular entry level sergers available in US. These two machines made their name for quality and affordability. Interestingly, both machines come in the same segment. So it will be interesting to compare both machines.

Brother 1634D Vs 1034D - The Real Difference

The basic design of both 1634D and 1034D are the same. If you compare feature by feature, both machines are identical. The most notable difference from the outside is the color of the tension dials. Yes, the tension dials on Brother 1034D is of different colors, whereas on 1634D they are all of the same color. The most important thing to note is that, you should not confuse this with color-coded lay-in threading system. Some people have a misperception that Brother 1634D does not have color-coded threading system. It is not true. Like 1034D, 1634D also comes with color-coded lay-in threading system. It is just that, on 1634D all tension dials are of same color and on 1034D, they are of different colors. That's it.

Editor comment

So practically, you are looking at identical sergers. 

PS: A newer version of Brother 1034D is now available, check out Brother 1034DX.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother 1634DBrother 1034D
TypeSergerSerger
Stitch Configuration3/4 thread3/4 thread
Overlock Seam Width5.0 - 7.0mm from left needle5.0 - 7.0mm from left needle
Cover StitchNoNo
2/3/4 Thread ChangeNoNo
Differential FeedYes, 0.7 - 2.0Yes, 0.7 - 2.0
Underlooper ThreaderYesYes
Stitch Fingers11
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Knife Drive TypeLower driveLower drive
Stitch Width5.0 - 7.0 mm from left needle5.0 - 7.0 mm from left needle
Color Coded ThreadingYesYes
Double Chain StitchNoNo
Stitch Length2.0 - 4.0 mm (for overlock stitch), 1.0-2.0 mm (for narrow stitch), 1.0 mm (for roll stitch)2.0 - 4.0 mm (for overlock stitch), 1.0-2.0 mm (for narrow stitch), 1.0 mm (for roll stitch)
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed1,300 Stitches/min1,300 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Work LightYesYes Bulb
Feed DogDifferential FeedDifferential Feed
Included FeetStandard foot, blind stitch foot, gathering footStandard foot, blind stitch foot, gathering foot
Machine Weight13.45 lbs13.45 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited

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