Janome HD3000 Vs Magnolia 7330 Comparison In Detail

Janome HD3000 Vs Magnolia 7330 Comparison In Detail


If you are looking for a heavy duty home sewing machine, you will come across Janome HD3000 at least once. This machine made its name for its durability and ability to sew thick fabrics like denim with consistent stitch quality. Another Janome machine that comes in the segment is Magnolia 7330. But it is very different from HD3000 in the sense that their mode of operations are different. The Magnolia machine is a computerized sewing machine, whereas HD3000 is a mechanical heavy duty sewing machine. I loved Magnolia 7330 for the stitch quality. So a comparison of  both will be very interesting.

Janome HD3000 Vs Magnolia 7330 - Major Feature Differences

Design wise, these two machines are poles apart. The main reason is that they below to two different categories of sewing machines. As I have said earlier, one is a hardcore mechanical sewing machine whereas the other is a computerized sewing machine. Before going deep into this comparison, there is one factor that you must keep in mind. Computerized sewing machines are bound to have more beginner friendly features in comparison with mechanical ones. It is a fact. That is why they are called 'Computerized Machines'.  Computers make things easier for humans. Mechanical sewing machines do a wonderful job at sewing but with little bit more human intervention. Now let us focus on the machines in our hands, the Janome HD3000 and 7330.

Built-in Stitches

HD3000 comes with 18 built-in stitches including a 1-step buttonhole. Magnolia 7330 comes with 30 built-in stitches which also include 6 one-step buttonholes. For a 30 stitch machine, 7330 comes with a fair share of buttonhole stitches. HD3000 has almost all the stitches you normally require but 7330 has 12 extra.

Stitch Selection

On Janome HD3000, stitch selection is done by turning the dial. 7330 being a computerized machine, stitch selection is done by push buttons and the settings can be seen on LCD screen. 

Sewing

On HD3000, you can only sew the traditional way by using the foot pedal. But on 7330, you can also sew without using the foot pedal, thanks to the sewing start/stop button and speed control slider.

Programmable Needle Up/Down

Being a computerized machine, Magnolia 7330 has a needle up/down button which lets you program the needle to stop in the up/down position (this is really handy while pivoting).

Locking Stitch

This is another virtue of a computerized machine. 7330 has a locking stitch button, which can be used to secure the seams by just the press of a button. You can secure the seams on HD3000 as well, but you will have to do it in the conventional way by backstitching. 

Stitch Width and Length

The maximum stitch width and length on HD3000 are 6.5mm and 4mm respectively. On 7330 maximum stitch width and length are 7mm and 5mm respectively.

Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment

Most entry level computerized sewing machines won't have an option to manually adjust the presser foot pressure and Magnolia 7330 is not an exception. Janome HD3000 on the other hand comes with manual presser foot pressure adjustment. I love this feature, as you can fine tune the pressure according to the type of fabric to get the best results.

Work Space

The work space available on HD3000 is W 6.5" x H 4.6", whereas on 7330 it is W 6.2" x H 4.7". Not a huge difference is there.

Machine Weight

HD3000 is slightly heavier than 7330. But the difference is very very small, 0.5 lbs to be exact.

Cover

Janome HD3000 comes with an included hard cover, which is not the case with 7330.

Common Features

Even though both belong to different categories, there are several features in common. Both machines come with automatic needle threader, top drop-in bobbin, free arm, drop feed etc.

Editor comment

Magnolia 7330 is very easy to use, thanks to the automated features and it has good stitch quality. Janome HD3000 can put in long hours of heavy duty sewing with consistent stitch quality. So it is very difficult to make a recommendation. You will have to use your personal judgement.
 

Side by side comparison

FeatureJanome HD3000Janome 7330
TypeMechanical Heavy DutyComputerized
Built-in Stitches1830
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNoYes
Speed Control SliderNoYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles1 One-step6 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
Stitch SelectionDialLCD and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Stitch Width6.5mm7mm
Stitch Length4mm5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNoYes
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureYesNo
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
Feed Dog7-piece7
Included FeetAdjustable Blind Hem Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Sliding Buttonhole Foot, Zigzag footAutomatic Buttonhole Foot, Satin Stitch Foot F, Zig-Zag Foot, Zipper Foot (screw on)
Machine Weight18.7 lbs18.2 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYesYes
Work SpaceW 6.5" x H 4.6"W 6.2" x H 4.7"
Dedicated Locking Stitch ButtonNoYes

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