Singer 7258 Vs 4423 Comparison In Detail

Singer 7258 Vs 4423 Comparison In Detail

When you compare Singer 7258 and 4423, you are comparing two entirely different sewing machines.Singer 7258 is a fully computerized sewing machine and 4423 is a heavy duty mechanical sewing machine. Both cater to different set of sewers. The only common factor is that, both these machines fall in the same beginner segment. These two machines are very popular among beginners, mainly because of the quality they bring to the table.

Singer 7258 Vs 4423 – Major Feature Differences

Design wise, there is zero similarity. Singer 7258 has a plethora of buttons and controls, whereas 4423 has two simple dials. Singer 4423 has a very simple design that every sewer can easily relate to especially the older generation. Now let us go through the areas where Singer 7258 and 4423 differ.

Motor Power 

This is where Singer 4423 excels over 7258, and by a fair margin. Since 4423 is a heavy duty model, it is much more equipped to deal with thick fabrics. So if you sew a lot of heavy duty fabrics, we think 4423 will be a better option. Singer 4423’s motor can deliver a whopping 1,100 stitches/minute whereas Singer 7258’s motor can only deliver only 750 stitches/min.

Built-in Stitches 

Singer 4423 is no match for 7258 in this department. Singer 7258 comes with a whopping 100 built-in stitches, whereas 4423 has only 23 of them. So those who are looking for variety of stitch options will like 7258 more. Moreover 7258 has 6 one-step buttonhole styles and 4423 comes with only 1.

LCD Screen 

Being a computerized sewing machine, Singer 7258 comes with an LCD screen in which you can see the selected stitch and settings. Buttons are provided for stitch selection. Stitch selection on Singer 4423 is done by turning the dial.

Speed Control 

On Singer 7258, you can sew without using the foot pedal. You can control the sewing speed by using the speed control slider. You can start/stop sewing by pressing the sewing start/stop button. This feature is completely absent in Singer 4423 as it is a mechanical sewing machine. On 4423, you sew it the traditional way, by using the foot pedal.

Programmable Needle Up/Down 

This is a huge thing for quilters. With this button, you can program the needle to stop in up/down position according to your requirement. This literally works like an extra hand while pivoting or removing the fabric. Singer 7258 is equipped with this feature.

Presser Foot Pressure Control 

This is a purely subjective thing, some may like automatic presser foot pressure and some others like adjustable presser foot pressure. Singer 7258 has automatic presser foot pressure and 4423 has an adjustable one (you can pick your winner here).

Needle Positions 

Singer 7258 comes with 13 needle positions as compared to the 3 that comes with 4423.

Drop Feed 

Lack of drop feed option to do free-motion quilting is the biggest bummer of Singer 7258. Singer 4423 on the other hand comes with drop feed.

Editor comment

When you look at sheer performance, we would rate Singer 4423 slightly higher than 7258. Those who are looking for more creativity will find Singer 7258 as a better option. Singer 7258 has a lot of features and it is a very easy machine to use. It is a good machine to grow your skills, 4423 is limited in that front. As far as stitch quality is concerned, both are almost identical.

If you are a person who plans to grow your sewing skills level by level, we would recommend Singer 7258. If you are happy with an affordable mechanical sewing machine with good performance, you can go with Singer 4423. Both machines have their own merits and demerits.

Side by side comparison

FeatureSinger 7258Singer 4423
TypeComputerizedMechanical Heavy Duty
Built-in Stitches10023
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYesNo
Speed Control SliderYesNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles7 One-step1 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
Stitch SelectionLCD Display and Push ButtonDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Stitch Width6mm6mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYesNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNoNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo, AutomaticYes
Drop FeedNo, Free-motion is possible with darning plateYes
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed750 Stitches/Min1,100 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Included FeetAll-Purpose Foot (on machine), Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Overcasting Foot, Darning & Embroidery Foot, Gathering Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Quarter Inch FootAll-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYesYes
Needle Positions133
Snap-on Presser FootYesYes

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

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