Brother PC210PRW Review In Detail

Brother PC210PRW Review In Detail

Brother PC210PRW has some good features. It also performs well. However it misses out on couple of features like lettering font, automatic thread cutter etc.

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Brother PC210PRW is a 50 stitch computerized sewing machine and the stitches include 5 one-step buttonholes.  It comes with a 2 digit LED display. Arrow keys are provided for stitch selection. Stitch length and width adjustments are done by adjusting the slider which is a design pattern unique to this machine. Most Brother computerized machines have '+' and '-' buttons or arrow keys for adjustment. PC420PRW which is considered as the higher end model of PC210PRW also has a design different from this machine. It seems Brother has a special design for PC210PRW.

You can easily thread the machine by following the threading diagram and there is an automatic needle threader for making things much more easier. Top drop-in bobbin is another feature that makes a sewer's life a lot easier (you normally expect these features on machines like these). Since Brother PC210PRW is a computerized sewing machine, you will have the luxury of sewing start/stop button and speed control slider (you can sew without the foot pedal). You can sew fast or slow according to your requirements. Beginners will always have best results when they go slow. The programmable needle up/down button is a huge blessing for quilters. Thread tension dial is provided under the upper cover of the machine.

You can adjust the presser foot pressure on this machine. There is a drop feed option for free motion quilting. This machine is free arm capable as well. Two stay bright LEDs illuminate the work space of Brother PC210PRW.  The work space on this machine measures 4.1 x 7.4 (H x W). Maximum sewing speed that can be attained is 850 stitches/min. The machine weighs 17 lbs which is on the average side, not too heavy nor too light. A carry handle makes it even more portable. The machine has 25 year limited warranty. It comes with a hard protective cover. It comes with 6 accessory feet as well. There is a built-in accessory compartment to store your accessories.

Ease of Use

The automatic threader and bobbin winder works exactly as it is supposed to (if anything goes wrong, an error message will pop up). The programmable needle up/down button is great convenience as you don't need to turn the hand wheel to position the needle. The quality of buttonholes made on this machine is absolutely wonderful. The performance of Brother PC210PRW is flawless. It is very quiet as well. It sews through multiple layers of denim and other thick fabrics quite easily. The slow speed setting in the speed control slider is really handy while you are just starting out. Even if you go really fast, there is no instability (no vibrations at all).

If you want to tie off the stitches, there is an automatic reverse button. The automatically set stitch width and length seems to work fine for most stitches (however you can tweak it, if you want more customized stitches). A manual thread cutter is provided on the side, so you can minimize the use of scissors (there is no automatic thread cutter like the one you get on PC420PRW).

Drawbacks

Probably one of the biggest bummer of Brother PC210PRW is that it does not have a font for basic monogramming.

Pros

•    Stable
•    Good quality stitches
•    Easy to use

Cons

•    No monogramming font
•    No automatic thread cutter

Review Verdict

Brother PC210PRW is an easy to use computerized sewing machine which operates smoothly. 

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeComputerized
Built-in Stitches50
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYes
Speed Control SliderYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles5 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYes
USB ConnectivityNo
Stitch SelectionLED screen and Selection Keys
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Built-in MemoryNo
Stitch Width7mm
Stitch Length5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYes
Built-in Monogramming FontNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureYes
Drop FeedYes
Free ArmYes
Motor Speed850 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYes
Work LightYes 2 LEDs
Feed Dog6
Included FeetButtonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Blind Stitch foot, Button Fitting foot.
Machine Weight17 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited
Snap-on Presser FootYes
Twin Needle CapabilityYes
Automatic Thread CutterNo
Work Space4.1 x 7.4 (H x W)
TensionAdjustable With Dial
Included Wide Extension TableNot Included (Optional Purchase)
Knee LifterNo
CoverHard Cover