Janome 7318 Vs 7330 Comparison In Detail

Janome 7318 Vs 7330 Comparison In Detail

Janome magnolia 7318 and 7330 have quite a lot of difference between them. But one thing you can be sure of Janome is its quality. Now, let us focus on the comparison between Janome magnolia 7318 and 7330.

Janome Magnolia 7318 Vs 7330 - Major Feature Differences

There are a lot of difference in features. Janome 7318 is a mechanical sewing machine, whereas 7330 is a full fledged computerized sewing machine. Let us have a closer look at the features.

Basic Functioning 

As we have already indicated, Janome 7318 is a mechanical sewing machine. So it misses out on advanced features like sewing start/stop button, speed control slider, LCD display, programmable needle up/down and locking stitch button. Janome 7330 has all these features and to beginners they are very important. They go a long way in ease of use. The needle position button literally works like an extra hand while pivoting or quilting. Locking stitch button locks the stitches making it stronger, and the ease with which you can do it is more important. You can lock the stitches with just the push of a button. The sewing speed control slider is useful for beginners as they can get more control of the sewing speed without using the foot pedal. Slow speeds work the best for beginners. To us the winner here is Janome 7330. Some may still like mechanical sewing machines due to the durability factor, but for fast and efficient sewing you need a computerized sewing machine.

Automatic Needle Threader 

There is no automatic needle threader on Janome 7318 (which really surprised us). So you will have to rely on your eyesight more.

Built-in Stitches 

Janome 7330 is the winner here as well. 7330 comes with 30 built-in stitches including 6 one-step buttonholes. 7318 on the other hand has just 18 built-in stitches including a 4-step buttonhole.

Stitch Width and Length 

7330 scores here. The maximum adjustable stitch width on 7330 is 7mm and length is 5mm whereas the maximum stitch width on 7318 is just 5mm and length is 4mm.

Feed System 

7318 has a 5 point feed system which does a very good job, but 7330 comes with SFS (Superior Feed System) which is slightly better (not a huge difference though).

Machine Weight 

Janome 7330 is 0.6 pounds heavier than 7318.

Editor comment

Ease of use wise, you can definitely put magnolia 7330 in front. It clearly is the most advanced of the two. The area where 7318 scores is in durability. Mechanical sewing machines tend to last longer than computerized ones as there are no electronic parts to stop working. Both machines are sturdy and stable at high speeds. Both work quite well with multiple layers of denim (very little to choose between). The stitch quality you get from both are more or less the same.

It is very clear that Janome 7330 offers more in creativity and ease of use. If you are happy with a mechanical sewing machine, Janome 7318 won't be a bad option either. It all comes down to personal preferences.

Side by side comparison

FeatureJanome 7318Janome 7330
Built-in Stitches1830
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNoYes
Speed Control SliderNoYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderNoYes
Buttonhole Styles1 Four-step6 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
Stitch SelectionDialLCD and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Stitch Width5mm7mm
Stitch Length4mm5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNoYes
Built-in Monogramming FontNoNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Feed Dog57
Included FeetAdjustable Blind Hem Foot G, Buttonhole Foot, Zig-Zag Foot, Zipper FootAutomatic Buttonhole Foot, Satin Stitch Foot F, Zig-Zag Foot, Zipper Foot (screw on)
Machine Weight17.6 lbs18.2 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYesYes
Snap-on Presser FootYesYes
Work SpaceW 6.2" x H 4.5"W 6.2" x H 4.7"
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button (Apart from reverse button)NoYes

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

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