Originally Posted by DanTwoLakes
I really am not familiar with the Juki model numbers, but I looked up the Juki machines, and the DDL-8700L seems to be a good basic lockstitch, compound feed, walking foot, with reverse. There are no bells and whistles other than automatic oiling, but you don't really need any.
Thanks, the 8700l and the 1181n seem like the best options for me. The 1181 has a lower feed in addition to the walking foot but I'm not sure how important that would be.
If you get a servo, get a good one, like the Reliable Sew-Quiet 4000, or 5000.
I saw your other posts recommending these motors and they were what I was going to go with. Is there any difference between the 4000 and 5000 besides the LED display on the 5000?
I'm going to see if I can find a Juki locally that I can try. I'm also going to see if I can find a Consew to try for comparison- any particular model I should look at? I think you recommended the 255-RB3 previously.
Thanks for all of the help,