Brother HE1 Vs PE500

Brother HE1 Vs PE500 Comparison In Detail


Brother HE1 and PE500 is interesting because of similar features. All we want to know is, which one offers more quality and value for our hard earned money.

Brother HE1 Vs PE500 – Major Feature Differences

There must be some difference between these two machines, since they come with different model numbers. Both are embroidery only machines, which means you need a regular sewing machine for tasks other than embroidery. The first thing you will notice is the difference in graphics. It is just a cosmetic change. Brother HE1 comes with blue graphics whereas PE500 comes with pink. This color change will probably be the only difference you will notice. In fact, it is the only difference between these two machines. Everything else is identical.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother HE1Brother PE500
TypeEmbroidery OnlyEmbroidery Only
Max Embroidery Area4" x 4"4" x 4"
Embroidery Hoop1 hoop, 4" x 4"One 4" x 4"
Embroidery Speed400 Stitches/min400 Stitches/min
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Layout FunctionYesYes
Pattern Rotation1, 10, or 90 Degrees1, 10, or 90 Degrees
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
USB ConnectivityYesYes
Stitch SelectionLCD Touch DisplayLCD Touch Screen
Embroidery CardYesYes
Programmable Needle Up/DownYesYes
On Board StorageYesYes
Work LightYes, 1 LEDYes 1 LED
Included FeetEmbroidery footEmbroidery foot
Machine Weight18.1 lbs18.1 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited
On-screen Help TutorialsYesYes

Editor comment

There is no point in comparing the performances as they are identical. However, one thing to point out is that, both machines have excellent stitch quality. You normally expect the quality as Brother HE1 and PE500 are the descendants of the ever popular Brother SE400, which is the one of the best sewing and embroidery combo machines you can get in US. It is also worth noting that, Brother PE500 has an upgraded version in the name Brother PE525.

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