Brother PE800 Review In Detail

Brother PE800 Review In Detail

Brother PE800 is an embroidery only machine. The color touchscreen might be the one feature that you will love the most and yet it is just one among the many features that it has.

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Brother PE800 is an embroidery only machine. It comes with 138 built-in embroidery designs. The large 5"x7" embroidery area is really handy. It can easily accommodate large projects. 11 fonts are also available on this machine (7 English fonts, 3 Japanese fonts, and 1 Cyrillic font). The large 3.2" LCD touchscreen is absolute fun and remember this is a color screen (this is also one of the main highlights of this machine, it makes the task a whole lot easier). You can also import your own embroidery designs, thanks to the USB port. You can do a lot of customization on this machine such as rotate (in 1 Degree, 10 Degrees, 90 Degrees increments), mirror-image, resizing etc.

An automatic thread cutter is provided on Brother PE800, so you don't need to search for scissors every time you want to cut the thread. The maximum embroidery speed available is 650 stitches/min which is quite good (the speed is adjustable by tweaking the settings on the touchscreen). A dust cover comes included in the box. PE800 comes with 25 year limited warranty. The machine weighs 17.64 lbs.

Ease of Use

The machine has so many features, that might require a learning curve. It is better to keep the user manual by your side, at least for the first couple of days. The user manual is very detailed and it has all the information you need. The work area is well lit. Brother PE800 is very easy to use, even first time embroiders will find it easy. The machine handles denim quite well and the stitch quality is also very good (the maximum recommended thickness is 3mm). The large LCD touchscreen makes life a lot easier, when you are in doubt about any operation, just press the help key.

Drawbacks

Being an embroidery only machine, you will miss out on normal sewing features. 

Pros

  • Great array of features
  • Color touchscreen with on-screen editing
  • USB Port
  • Level of design customization
  • Large embroidery area

Cons

  • Embroidery only

Review Verdict

With Brother PE800, you will get good value for your money. It has all the basics covered (plus some really advanced features). It has got the magical combination of "ease of use and advanced features".

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeEmbroidery Only
Max Embroidery Area5" x 7"
Embroidery HoopOne 5" x 7"
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYes
Embroidery Speed650 Stitches/min
Speed Control SliderNo
Built-in Embroidery Designs138
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Pattern Rotation1, 10, 90 Degrees
Top Drop-in BobbinYes
USB ConnectivityYes, USB Port
Stitch SelectionLCD Color Touchscreen
Built-in MemoryYes
Programmable Needle Up/DownYes
Built-in Monogramming FontYes, 11 Embroidery Fonts
Work LightYes, LED
Machine Weight17.64 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited
Automatic Thread CutterYes
On-screen Help TutorialsYes
TensionAdjustable
CoverDust Cover

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