Janome 6500P Vs 6600P Comparison In Detail

Janome 6500P Vs 6600P Comparison In Detail


Janome 6500P and 6600P are two advanced sewing machines rolled out by Janome. The letter 'P' in model number stands for 'Professional', so you know whom this machine suits the most. The model 6600P came after the 6500P. In terms of design, both machines look similar but there are some differences in features. 6600P has some extra features in comparison with 6500P. In order to simplify your decision making, we will explain the differences in simple words.

Janome 6500P Vs 6600P - Major Feature Differences

Below are the areas where these two machines differ.

Feed System

This is one thing that most sewers want to know. While Janome 6500P comes with a normal feed mechanism, 6600P comes with AcuFeed. AcuFeed is nothing but a built-in walking foot. Now, having AcuFeed is a real advantage as it prevents puckering while doing straight stitches on slippery fabrics. In the case of 6500P, you will have to use walking foot as an attachment, which is time consuming. With AcuFeed, you don't need to put on or remove any attachment, you just need to engage or disengage the lever. There is even an adjustment dial to fine tune the AcuFeed system.

Built-in Stitches

The next big feature difference is in the number of built-in stitches. Janome 6500P comes with 135 built-in stitches. 6600P on the other hand has 163 built-in stitches. So 6600P has more stitch variety.

Machine Size & Weight

Both machines look similar in size, but if you go down to the inch by inch comparison, there is a minor difference. But it is not something that can influence your buying decision as the available work space is virtually the same on both machines (W 8.8" x H 4.7") . As far as weight is concerned, Janome 6500P is .6 lbs lighter than 6600P. It is just a minor difference and something that you can ignore.

Accessories

In the accessories department, the first thing to note is that 6500P comes with a hard cover whereas 6600P has only a dust cover.

Standard foot included with Janome 6500P are

•    1/4 Inch Seam Foot
•    Open Toe Satin Stitch Foot
•    Satin Stitch Foot F
•    3-way Cording Foot
•    Open Toe Darning Foot Low Shank
•    Overedge Foot
•    Sliding Buttonhole Foot
•    Blind Hem Foot
•    Rolled Hem Foot
•    Zig-Zag Foot

Standard foot included with Janome 6600P are

•    1/4 Inch Seam Foot
•    Overedge Foot
•    3-way Cording Foot
•    Darning Foot
•    Overedge Foot
•    Rolled Hem Foot
•    Blind Hem Foot
•    Open Toe Satin Stitch Foot
•    Satin Stitch Foot Open Toe

Side by side comparison

FeatureJanome 6500PJanome 6600P
TypeComputerizedComputerized
Built-in Stitches135163
Feed Dog5-pieceAcuFeed
Machine Weight23.4 lbs24 lbs
CoverHard CoverDust Cover

Editor comment

Both machines have excellent stitch quality. They live up to their 'Professional' tag. The choice has to be made individually. It mainly comes down to AcuFeed and the number of built-in stitches. We will leave that to you.

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