Singer 9960 Review

Singer 9960 Review In Detail

Singer 9960 may surprise you in many ways. It has a plethora of features and add to it the excellent stitch quality. You are getting a champion performer.

Editor rating


Singer 9960 is definitely one of the best sewing machines available in USA, if not the best. This sewing machine suits a pro user. If you sew a lot and you want a workhorse, this is the one you are looking for. Its high end features add great value for this product. Singer 9960 comes with 600 built in stitches including 5 alphabets to chose from.

Ease of Use

The user manual that comes with  Singer 9960 is simple and easy to understand. Singer 9960 is an easy to use sewing machine. There is nothing confusing about this product. You can mirror image with just a touch of a button, which is a very cool feature. The elongation button helps you to elongate the stitches for up to 5 times. The variety of stitches makes projects look professional and polished.
 
You can easily sew button holes in one step. Singer 9960 provides 13 buttonhole styles to chose from. The buttonhole under plate ensures that the buttonholes are in perfect shape. Quantum stylist will automatically recommend the presser foot for a particular type of stitch, so no guess work is required. The machine is quiet as well, may be one of the quietest you could ever find.
 
The heavy duty metal frame provides perfect alignment and durability. Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist works equally well with heavy and light fabrics, may be one of the reason why professional sewers choose this one. When you finish sewing, you just need to press the automatic thread cutter button and the machine will cut the top end bobbin thread, which saves time.
 
The Dual LED lights illuminate the work area quite well. The LCD screen works great. It is easier to transport this machine as well (weighs 18.2 lbs). The large selection of presser feet (18 of them) is more than enough to satisfy an advanced user. The included extension table provides larger working space. The extension table comes really handy when you are dealing with larger projects. The auto tension system in Singer 9960 ensures stable stitch quality.
 
The auto-pilot feature is pretty cool. You press a button and the machine finishes off for you, how cool is that? The speed control feature gives you a grip on the overall sewing process.

Drawbacks

Presser foot pressure is not adjustable. Such an option would have made this machine picture perfect.

Pros

•    Automatic thread cutting, thread tension
•    600 built-in stitches
•    Easy to use
•    Perfect stitches
•    Works great for advanced users
•    Variety of accessories

Cons

•    No presser foot pressure adjustment

Editor Comments

Overall, Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist Sewing Machine will work for you, if you can make use of all the extravagant features that it comes with. It is absolutely loaded with features. Another version of 9960, under the name Singer 8060 is also available now. 

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeComputerized
Built-in Stitches600
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYes
Speed Control SliderYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles13 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYes
USB ConnectivityNo
Stitch SelectionLCD and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthAutomatic (with override option)
Built-in MemoryYes
Stitch Width7mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYes
Built-in Monogramming FontYes 5
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo, Automatic
Drop FeedYes
Free ArmYes
Motor Speed850 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYes
Work LightYes 2 LEDs
Feed Dog7 Segment Box Feed
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 Foot
Machine Weight18.2 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited
Needle Positions25
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYes
Snap-on Presser FootYes
Twin Needle CapabilityYes
Automatic Thread CutterYes
Dedicated Locking Stitch ButtonYes
TensionAutomatic (with override option)
Included Wide Extension TableYes
Knee LifterNo
CoverDust Cover