Janome 8002d Vs Brother 1034D Comparison In Detail

Janome 8002d Vs Brother 1034D Comparison In Detail


Brother 1034D is one of the best sergers available in the US market. Janome 8002D is one of the best sergers from Janome, in the entry level category. Stitch quality is one feature that made these two sergers popular. Between these two sergers, there are a lot of common features, which might create some sort of confusion. You might be wondering, which one should I buy? In this comparison, I will try to answer that question in simple words.

Janome 8002D Vs Brother 1034D - Major Feature Differences

Both 8002D and 1034D are 3/4 thread sergers. Both have color coded threading system, same sewing speed etc. But in terms of design, both machines are poles apart. Design wise, Brother and Singer sergers tend to be different from other serger manufacturers like Janome, Juki etc, especially in the positioning of the tension dials. Now let us have a look at the major differences between Janome 8002D and Brother 1034D.

Differential Feed

Differential feed is an absolutely must have on a serger. This is a setting which can control the speed of the front feed dog. If you set it below 1, the front feed dogs will move slower than the rear feed dogs. This will stretch the fabric which is handy to prevent puckering on lightweight fabric. If you set differential feed above 1, the front feed dogs will move faster than rear ones, resulting in gathering. 

The differential feed range available on Janome 8002D is 0.5 - 2.25mm and that on Brother 1034D is 0.7 - 2.0mm. So the Janome serger has more range.

Stitch Width and Length

Janome 8002D has an adjustable cutting width from 3.1 - 7.3mm. The stitch width range on Brother 1034D is from 5-7mm from left needle. 

The stitch length on Janome serger is adjustable from 1 - 4mm and on the Brother serger, it is 2.0 - 4.0 mm (for overlock stitch), 1.0-2.0 mm (for narrow stitch), 1.0 mm (for roll stitch).

Free Arm

Free arm is essential for sewing circular areas like cuffs and sleeves. Janome 8002D misses out on this feature, whereas Brother 1034D has this feature.

Side by side comparison

FeatureJanome 8002DBrother 1034D
TypeSergerSerger
Stitch Configuration3/4 thread3/4 thread
Cover StitchNoNo
Differential Feed0.5 - 2.25mm0.7 - 2.0mm
Change for Rolled HemmingYesRemovable
Adjustable Stitch Length & WidthYesYes
Stitch Width3.1 - 7.3mm Cutting Width5.0 - 7.0 mm from left needle
Color Coded ThreadingYesYes
Stitch Length1-4mm2.0 - 4.0 mm (for overlock stitch), 1.0-2.0 mm (for narrow stitch), 1.0 mm (for roll stitch)
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureYesYes
Free ArmNoYes
Motor Power1,300 Stitches/min1,300 Stitches/min
Work LightYesYes Bulb
Feed DogDifferential FeedDifferential Feed
Machine Weight13.4 lbs13.45 lbs

Editor comment

The stitch quality on both machines are excellent, no question about it. I found the Brother 1034D slightly easier to thread, while the Janome 8002D might require a learning curve, but you will get accustomed to it once you thread it two three times. 

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