Brother CS5055PRW Vs CS6000i Comparison In Detail

Brother CS5055PRW Vs CS6000i Comparison In Detail

Brother CS5055PRW and CS6000i are two popular beginners sewing machines in US. Both these machines have been selling like hot cakes. CS6000i has been an out and out box office hit ever since it was released way back in 2007. CS5055PRW is a slightly newer machine when compared to CS6000i. CS5055PRW made its entry in the year 2010. So these machines have been around for a while. These two machines are worth comparing as they are quite popular among beginners. 

Brother CS5055PRW Vs CS6000i - Major Feature Differences

In this section, we will discuss the areas where these two machines differ. All other common features are listed in the table below.

Basic Functioning 

These two belong to two different categories of sewing machines. Brother CS5055PRW is an electronic sewing machine, which is kind of a hybrid breed that has some features (not all) of mechanical and computerized machines. Whereas Brother CS6000i is a fully computerized sewing machine. CS6000i sweeps away almost all the points here as it comes with a lot of options. It is more beginner friendly because of those extra computerized features.

Built-in Stitches 

Again CS6000i is the winner. It comes with 60 built-in stitches, whereas CS5055PRW has only 50 built-in stitches.

Buttonhole Styles 

Advantage CS6000i, with 7 one-step buttonholes. CS5055PRW comes with 5 one-step buttonholes.

Start/Stop Button And Speed Control Slider 

Being a computerized sewing machine, CS6000i has the sewing start/stop button and speed control slider. This gives you the liberty to sew without the foot pedal and still be in control of the sewing speed. CS5055PRW being an electronic machine doesn't have this feature. You will have to use the foot pedal all the time. 

Programmable Needle Up/Down

All the points for CS6000i. The option to choose the needle to stop in up or down position is huge if you quilt a lot. CS5055PRW doesn't have this feature, instead you will have to turn the hand wheel every time you finish sewing. Even though old sewers are used to the hand wheel, beginners will find the button operation much more easier.

Quilting Table & Hard Cover 

CS6000i comes with a quilting table and hard cover. The large quilting table makes it easy to work on large projects. CS6000i offers more value here as well.

Sewing Machine Weight 

This is the only area where CS5055PRW has a slight upper hand. CS5055PRW is 2.35 pounds lighter than CS6000i.

Editor comment

There isn't much of a difference in performance. The machines are easy to set up. Both of them perform admirably well on different kind of fabrics. The stitch quality is pretty consistent. Ease of use wise, CS6000i is slightly ahead of CS5055PRW, this is mainly because of the extra computerized features like needle position key, speed control slider etc.

In our opinion, CS6000i offers more in value and it gives you lot more room to grow as a sewer. However CS5055PRW is not that bad either, it just misses out on couple of useful features, that's all.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother CS5055PRWBrother CS6000i
Built-in Stitches5060
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNoYes
Speed Control SliderNoYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles5 One-step7 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
Stitch SelectionLCD and Push ButtonLCD Display and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Stitch Width7mm7mm
Stitch Length5mm5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNoYes
Built-in Monogramming FontNoNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed850 Stitches/min850 stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Work LightYesYes, Dual LEDs
Included FeetButtonhole foot, Zigzag foot, Zipper foot, Button sewing foot, Overcasting foot, Blind stitch foot, Monogramming footButtonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Zigzag foot, Blind stitch foot, Button fitting foot, Walking foot, Spring action quilting foot
Machine Weight10.65 lbs13 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited
Twin Needle CapabilityYesYes
On-screen Help TutorialsNoNo

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer only. Opinions may be subjective.

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