Brother 2340CV Review In Detail

Brother 2340CV Review In Detail

Brother 2340CV is one of the best cover stitch machines around. Its stitch quality is something that I was really impressed with. However there is no free arm.

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Brother 2340CV is a cover stitch machine. This machine allows you to make a wide variety of cover stitches on different types of fabrics with consistent quality. The machine features tri-cover stitch, wide and narrow cover stitches.

With Brother 2340CV, it is easy to attach lace, tape, elastic and do circular hemming as it doesn't cut as it sews. That is exactly where this machine is different from sergers. The differential feed is another standard feature. With differential feed adjustment dial, you can easily adjust the speed at which the fabric is fed through the machine. Differential feed is adjustable in the ratio 0.7 - 2.0. This machine has its internal parts made of metal, which means Brother has created 2340CV to last long (exterior parts are mostly plastic though. But they are good quality plastic).

The stitch width can be set at 3mm or 6mm. For stitch length adjustment, a dial is provided and it can be adjusted from 2mm-4mm. The machine runs on a powerful motor which is capable of delivering 1100 stitches/minute.

The built-in sewing stitches include

•    Tri-cover
•    Cover
•    Utility
•    Flatlock
•    Decorative

You can adjust the pressure foot pressure on this machine. The presser foot pressure adjustment screw is provided on the top of the machine. The presser foot pressure is preset for medium-lightweight fabrics and in most cases you won't need to adjust it. However some adjustment will be required while using thick or very lightweight fabrics. 2340CV features easy to change snap-on presser feet. It has a bulb lighting, which is not enough in my opinion. Exterior lighting is the way to go. The machine weighs 15 lbs which is just about enough to qualify as a portable machine. It comes with a good bunch of accessories as well. It has 1/5/25 year serger warranty.

Ease of Use

Brother 2340CV is a good machine for a specific purpose, for doing cover stitch. Being a cover stitch machine, do not expect this to cut the fabric as it sews. Only a serger cuts the fabric as it sews. The reason I am saying this again and again is because lot of people have asked me the same question about 2340CV.

I have tested this machine for a t-shirt project and the results were pretty good. It had perfect hems. One notable thing is that the cover stitches are as good as (may be even better) the stitches on high-end sergers with cover stitch function. This machine has an incredibly fast motor and it gives high quality, professional results. I have also tried it on swimming suits, leotards and athletic clothing and the results are very good.

Drawbacks

Brother 2340CV does not feature free arm. So it will be slightly difficult to sew tubular areas like cuffs

There is no needle threading system. However you can thread it easily by following the user manual.

Pros

•    Quality of stitches 
•    User-friendly
•    Strong motor

Cons

•    No free arm
•    No automatic needle threader

Review Verdict

With the quality of stitches that Brother 2340CV can provide, it will definitely be a good sewing tool for you. Stitch quality is something that really impressed me. It definitely is one of the best cover stitch machines I have reviewed in the recent past. 
 

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeCover Stitch Machine
Stitch Configuration2/3/4 Thread Cover Stitch
Built-in StitchesTri-cover, Cover, Utility, Flatlock, Decorative
Cover StitchYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderNo
Differential FeedYes, 0.7 - 2.0
Buttonhole StylesNo
Stitch Width3.0 or 6.0mm
Color Coded ThreadingYes
Double Chain StitchYes
Stitch Length2.0 - 4.0mm Adjustable
Built-in Rolled HemNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureYes
Free ArmNo
Motor Speed1,100 Stitches/min
Work LightYes, Bulb
Included FeetSpecial Presser Foot
Machine Weight15 lbs
Warranty1/5/25 year serger warranty
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter5 mm - 6 mm Lift
CoverDust Cover