This thread has a lot of responses and some very good info: http://www.t-shirtforums.com/embroidery/t104123.html
Hey Marc,Has anyone used a SWF Embroidery Machine?
I have a Barudan that I love.Has anyone used a SWF Embroidery Machine?
Thank you Kim. How fast do they stitch? Anything you don't like about them?I have 2 single head SWF machines. Love my machines and the fact that I can fix most things myself. Had them for serveral years and looking to invest in a multi head SWF.
Thanks Kim. My wife wanted me to ask about them because we are moving to Florida and want a company close by if we need help or service.Hi,
My machines can stitch up to 1000 or 1200 spm, I dont remember. I never run them that fast though. Always stitch between 650 and 850, depending on the garment. I really like my machines, never have any major problems, stitch out nicely and are affordable. Seems as though Tajimas are a really nice machine as well, just cant afford them
Happy to help,
They're located close to us now. We went there for a demo last year. I liked them a lot, but they are not the cheapest and we need a good machine with a low ticket price. The Melco is nice and the price is right for us. I think we want something in the same price range if we don't go with them. I have a Brothers, but for the price of their new 6 needle, I can get 9 to 15 needles, 16 with Melco, and not pay a whole lot more.We tend to recommend Barudans. Our parent company uses them and has had very good luck with them.
Q1. I have two commercial machines both 12 needle - Happy single head HCA1201 & SWF multi head 1204I have a few questions.
1) What type of embroidery machine do you use and why?
2) What type of machines have you used in the past?
3) What would you recommend?
4) How many needles is a good number?
5) What type of thread is the best kind to use, brand and type?
Okay, we have a 6 needle Brothers and we are looking to get a 2nd machine. I looked at a few and would just like to know from a user stand point what would be good as a 2nd work horse.. So with that being said, post away.
I don't have the space for a 4 head machine. I can make room for another single head. I need 1 with a bigger stitch area. I want more needle to be more flexible, but 12 would do. 15 would cover anything that came up if the machine could be told which needles to use. The Melco does that.If you already have a single head Brother, you should definitly be considering a 4 head machine if you are running your single head to capacity.