Brother CS6000i Vs Singer 4423 Comparison In Detail

Brother CS6000i Vs Singer 4423 Comparison In Detail

When you compare Brother CS6000i and Singer 4423, you are actually comparing two sewing machines that belong to entirely different categories. The Brother machine is an out and out computerized sewing machine, whereas the Singer machine belongs to the league of heavy duty mechanical sewing machines. It is like comparing the legends of different sport.

Brother CS6000i has huge fan following, absolutely no question about it. It was a runaway hit for Brother ever since it was launched. Singer 4423 is not that far behind either. 4423 is a sewers' favorite as far as entry level mechanical sewing machines are concerned. If a particular sewing machine is popular among such large number of sewers, then there has to be something good about it. That's the 'X' factor that keep Brother CS6000i and Singer 4423 a level above other sewing machines in the segment.

Brother CS6000i Vs Singer 4423 - Major Feature Differences

As we have pointed out earlier, we are dealing with two entirely different sewing machines. Their mode of operations are entirely different. First of all, let us go through the main feature differences.

Sewing Machine Type

Like we said, Brother CS6000i is a computerized sewing machine. What this means is that, you will get a bundle of automated features like the sewing start/stop button, speed control slider, programmable needle up/down etc. In simple words, you can sew without using the foot pedal. You can control the sewing speed by using the speed control slider. With the programmable needle up/down button, you can tell the machine to stop the needle in the up/down position. Now, this works like an extra hand especially while pivoting. 

Singer 4423 on the other hand, is a heavy duty mechanical sewing machine designed to go through multiple layers of thick fabrics at ease. It has a powerful motor that can sew extremely fast (we will talk about that later). 4423 misses out on features like programmable needle up/down, sewing without foot pedal etc, but it gives you raw sewing performance that Classic Singer machines used to provide. Those who love conventional method of sewing will love 4423.

Built-in Stitches

The next big difference is in the number of built-in stitches. Brother CS6000i comes with 60 built-in stitches which include 7 one-step buttonholes. Singer 4423 on the other hand, comes with 23 built-in stitches including a one-step buttonhole. As far as stitch options are concerned, CS6000i has an upper hand.

Brother CS6000i Stitches : 20 Decorative Stitches, 20 Garment Construction Stitches, 7 Quilting Stitches, 6 Heirloom Stitches, 7 One-step Buttonhole Stitches.

Singer 4423 Stitches : 6 Basic Stitches, 4 Stretch Stitches, 12 Decorative Stitches, 1 One-step Buttonhole Stitch.

Stitch Selection

CS6000i being a computerized sewing machine, comes with an LCD screen where you can view the selected stitch, stitch settings, recommended presser foot etc. 4423 being a mechanical sewing machine, stitch selection is done by turning the dial. 

Motor Power

Motor power is one area where Singer 4423 is way ahead of Brother CS6000i. Being a heavy duty mechanical sewing machine, 4423 is equipped with a motor that can deliver 1,100 stitches/min. Now, that's some speed trust me. It can sew really fast. It has serger like speed. This power enables 4423 to go through multiple layers easily. Brother CS6000i on the other hand, has a motor that can deliver 850 stitches/min. So you know which machine can sew faster.

Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment

4423 has an option to adjust the presser foot pressure, whereas CS6000i comes with automatic presser foot pressure. Nowadays, presser foot pressure adjustment option is found mostly on premium computerized machines and mechanical machines. Nowadays, most entry level computerized sewing machines come with automatic presser foot pressure, as majority of their users will be beginners who are not comfortable with fine tuning and playing with the pressure, to get desired results. The machine does that job for you. Singer 4423 gives you that extra option to play with the pressure to get optimum results. I won't say that automatic is better than manual or vice versa. It is completely a preference thing. But I generally recommend automatic presser foot pressure for beginners and manual for experienced sewers.

Stitch Width and Length

The maximum stitch width and length available on CS6000i is 7mm and 5mm respectively and that on 4423 is 6mm and 4mm respectively.

Extension Table

CS6000i comes with an included extension table to accommodate large projects. 4423 does not have an extension table.

Editor comment

Both Brother CS6000i and Singer 4423 have their own merits and demerits. As far as stitch quality is concerned, both are right up there. Absolute beginners might find CS6000i little bit easier to use, thanks to the automated features like programmable needle up/down, sewing start/stop and speed control etc. Sewers who want to put in long working hours will find 4423 more appealing. It can sew really fast and can go through multiple layers with ease. A combination of affordability, stitch quality and ease of use gave these two machines a special place in the heart of sewers.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother CS6000iSinger 4423
TypeComputerizedMechanical Heavy Duty
Built-in Stitches6023
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYesNo
Speed Control SliderYesNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles7 One-step1 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
Stitch SelectionLCD Display and Push ButtonDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Stitch Width7mm6mm
Stitch Length5mm4mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYesNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoYes
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed850 stitches/min1,100 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Included FeetButtonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Zigzag foot, Blind stitch foot, Button fitting foot, Walking foot, Spring action quilting footAll-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot
Machine Weight13 lbs14.5 lbs approx
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited

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

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