Singer 8060 Vs 9960 Comparison In Detail

Singer 8060 Vs 9960 Comparison In Detail


You might be wondering what is the difference between Singer 8060 and 9960. If you are a sewer who live in United States, you must be familiar with Singer 9960. It is that popular and that good a sewing machine. Singer 8060 on the other hand, came to the stores in the first quarter of 2016. Until that year, Singer 9960 never had a good enough competitor. Not many sewing machines could match the features and quality of Singer 9960. But with the arrival of Singer 8060, things have changed.

Singer 8060 Vs 9960 – Major Feature Differences

The first difference you will notice is the color of the faceplate. Singer 8060 comes with a purple faceplate whereas 9960 has a silver grey faceplate. Fortunately or unfortunately, that is where the difference in features end. Yes you read it right, apart from the color difference of faceplates, both Singer 8060 and 9960 are identical. There is absolutely no other difference in features.

Editor comment

There is also no point in comparing the performance of identical sewing machines. But one thing we can say is that, these are two of the best you can get in the price segment. There are two reasons why you should consider these two machines. One is that, no other sewing machine offers that many features in the segment. The second is the quality of stitches, be it thick or lightweight fabric.

Side by side comparison

FeatureSinger 8060Singer 9960
TypeComputerizedComputerized
Built-in Stitches600600
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYesYes
Speed Control SliderYesYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles13 One-step13 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
Stitch SelectionLCD and Push ButtonLCD and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthAutomatic (with override option)Automatic (with override option)
Stitch Width7mm7mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYesYes
Built-in Monogramming FontYes 5Yes 5
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureAutomaticNo, Automatic
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed850 Stitches/min850 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Work LightYes 2 LEDsYes 2 LEDs
Feed Dog7 Segment Box Feed7 Segment Box Feed
Included FeetAll-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot with Underplate, Button Sewing Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Open Toe Foot, Overcasting Foot, Darning And Embroidery Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Cording Foot, Straight Stitch / Quilting Foot, Even Feed / Walking FootAll-Purpose Foot (on machine), Zipper Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Buttonhole Foot and Underplate, Open Toe Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Overcasting Foot, Narrow Hem Foot, Cording Foot, Straight Stitch Foot, Darning & Freehand Embroidery Foot, Even Feed / Walking Foot, Adjustable Bias Binder Foot, Single Welt Cording Foot, Braiding Foot with Guide, Clear Piping Foot, Stitch in the Ditch Foot, Fancy Trim Foot
Machine Weight18.2 lbs18.2 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYesYes
Needle Positions2525
Snap-on Presser FootYesYes
Twin Needle CapabilityYesYes
Automatic Thread CutterYesYes
Dedicated Locking Stitch ButtonYesYes

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