Janome HD3000 Vs HD5000 Comparison In Detail

Janome HD3000 Vs HD5000 Comparison In Detail


Janome HD3000 is a very popular heavy duty home sewing machine in US. HD5000 on the other hand seems to be available only in Canada. We are not sure whether HD5000 is a Canada exclusive product or not, but the fact is that, it is not widely available in US. We are also not sure whether HD5000 will come to US in the future or not. HD3000 made its name for stitch quality and sturdy performance. Now, let us see how the comparison between HD3000 and HD5000 goes.

Janome HD3000 Vs HD5000 - Major Feature Differences

Design wise Janome HD3000 and HD5000 are not entirely different. You can easily pick out the similarity in design. One difference you can pin point is in the stitch chart area. Also the model number on HD3000 is written above the reverse sewing lever, whereas on HD5000, it is below the reverse lever. Actually these are not something that will affect the sewing experience, so we don't need to give it too much attention.

If you go feature by feature comparison, there isn't a whole lot difference between Janome HD3000 and HD5000. However, there is a difference in the stitch width. The maximum stitch width available on HD3000 is 6.5mm, whereas HD5000 has a maximum stitch width of 7mm. It is just .5mm difference, but since both machines have same features, we had to point this out.

Other than the above said differences, Janome HD3000 and HD5000 are almost the same. Both are really good on multiple layers of thick fabrics like denim. The stitch quality is consistent even if it is 2 layers or 4 layers (This is something we love about Janome's HD series machines). Durability factor is also something that works for these machines. 

Editor comment

You can say that Janome HD3000 and HD5000 are almost identical except for the minor difference in stitch width and design layout. So according to me, if you choose Janome HD3000 over HD5000 or vice versa, doesn't make a whole lot of difference.

Side by side comparison

FeatureJanome HD3000Janome HD5000
TypeMechanical Heavy DutyMechanical
Built-in Stitches1818
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles1 One-step1 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
Stitch SelectionDialDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Stitch Width6.5mm7mm
Stitch Length4mm4mm
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Feed Dog7-piece7-piece
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYesYes

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