Singer 9960 vs 9970

Singer 9960 vs 9970 Comparison In Detail


Singer 9960 and 9970 are two advanced sewing machines from Singer. The choice between the two is always confusing. There is no question about the quality of these two sewing machines. The only question is, which one offers more in value and performance. In terms of features, there isn't much of a difference between the two, but there is a striking difference in color and looks. 9960 comes in silver color whereas 9970 is blue.

Singer 9960 vs 9970 - Major Feature Differences

Absolutely no difference. Yes, you read it right. There is nothing, simply nothing. There is no difference in features except for the color and weight. Singer 9960 is the heavier machine weighing 25 lbs, 9970 weighs 17.8 lbs only. There are two ways to look at the weights of sewing machines. Generally, heavier machines tend to be more sturdy as there are more metal parts. Lighter machines are easy to carry around. But these two being advanced sewing machines, we don't expect you to carry these machines to sewing classes. 

Accessories

This is where the price difference comes into play. Both machines come with a lot of accessories. But Singer 9970 comes with six extra bonus accessories than 9960. The extra feet you get are Chenille Stitching Foot, Edge Joining Foot, Gathering Foot, Non-Stick Foot, Parallel Sewing Foot and Seam Guide Foot. 

Editor comment

The performance of both machines are almost identical. The choice between 9960 and 9970 comes down to personal choices. You may need to take availability factor into consideration, because 9970 has gone out of stock in most stores. In that case, 9960 becomes the obvious choice.

Side by side comparison

FeatureSinger 9960Singer 9970
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)Yes
Stitch Width7mm7mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYesYes
Built-in Monogramming FontYes 5Yes 5
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo, AutomaticNo
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed850 Stitches/min850 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Work LightYes 2 LEDsYes 2 LEDs
Included FeetAll-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 FootAll-Purpose Foot (on machine), Zipper Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Buttonhole Foot, 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, Chenille Stitching Foot, Edge Joining Foot, Gathering Foot, Non-Stick Foot, Parallel Sewing Foot and Seam Guide Foot.
Machine Weight18.2 lbs17.8 lbs Approx
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYesYes
Needle Positions2525
Snap-on Presser FootYesYes
Twin Needle CapabilityYesYes
Automatic Thread CutterYesYes

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