Who Is JUKI?
If you have never heard of JUKI sewing machines before, it is probably because you aren’t in fashion, industrial, or other textile-related industries. JUKI machines are famous for their high-grade industrial machines, including sewing, quilting, overlock, bar-tacking, and coverstitch. They are also renowned for their high-quality home sewing machines.
Based in Japan, JUKI began manufacturing sewing machines in 1938 for both home and industrial use. By 1974, the company started selling its items in the United States, and they now have products in over 150 countries around the world. JUKI has become a worldwide leader in the sewing industry and a favorite among industrial and home sewers alike.
In 1981, the JUKI Corporation received the prestigious Deming Prize in 1981 for quality control in manufactured industrial sewing machines. Currently, JUKI sewing machines are used in the design and manufacturing of goods worldwide, including:
- Apparel, including jeans
- Purses and bags
- Upholstery and furniture
- Carpets and other household textiles
- Vehicle textiles (seats, airbags, etc.)
- Military uniforms and equipment (backpacks, etc.)
- Space suits
- Sails and other heavy-duty textiles
JUKI is renowned for their top of the line industrial machines, but the home sewer and hobbyist also love them because the home machines provide the user with the same quality as their bigger, more robust industrial counterparts. By 1976, they introduced serger technology to the US, allowing the JUKI machine to make stronger seams than originally able to. They then introduced the HZL line of sewing and serger machines to the US in 2001.
Sewing machines aren’t the only area that JUKI specializes in. They also have an Electronic & Industrial Division, which specializes in goods and equipment that can install circuit boards into everyday electronics, such as TV’s, air conditioners, and tablet computers.
What Can JUKI Offer You?
JUKI Machines for Industrial and Home Use
JUKI manufactures machines for industrial and commercial use, as well as for home sewers. Both types of machines are designed and created with the same technologies that make JUKI dependable and reliable year after year. This means the home sewist enjoys the same technologies and experience as someone who is using a JUKI machine in a textile or manufacturing facility.
JUKI home machines are carefully engineered to be as quiet as their industrial sewing counterparts, without vibrating or moving during long-term constant use. The massive all-metal case makes these machines heavy enough to stay in place during any stitching activity while sewing an average of 1,500 stitches per minute.
Manufacturers and fashion houses that utilize JUKI sewing machines find that they are easy to use and can withstand hours of continuous use. With sewing speeds as high as 1,500 stitches per minute, JUKI’s industrial machines can handle nearly any kind of fabric, from top weight apparel to the heaviest denim, leather, upholstery, and canvas. Note that most of these industrial machines are straight stitch only and do not have the embellishment stitches like home and quilting machines.
If you are a hobbyist, home sewer, or have a sewing business, JUKI is an investment that will last for many years to come due to their high quality. When you purchase a JUKI home machine, sewing, embroidery, and other tasks become much more comfortable and quicker to complete. The home machine is also much more affordable than a larger industrial model.
JUKI’s home machines offer more stitches and fonts than a commercial machine. These machines are capable of quilting and stitching heaving denim, drapery fabric, and upholstery with the same ease as a piece of muslin.
While JUKI’s industrial machines are straight-stitch, their home machines range from 22 to more than 350 stitches and fonts and from general-purpose stitches to the more elaborate, allowing for endless options. JUKI machines allow your imagination to keep on going!
Whichever JUKI model you choose, expect a machine that is easy to use, even for a novice.
Why Is Sewing With JUKI Different?
JUKI Machines Are World Class
When you have had enough of the “starter” machines and it is time to get something higher-skilled, JUKI is a perfect choice. JUKI machines come with the best state-of-the-art technology available and are built to tackle even your biggest, most substantial projects with ease, faster than any other machine available. JUKI carries a wide range of sewing machines for both home and industrial use, and there are benefits to both types:
- Easy to use
- Stable while using
- Affordable sewing machines
- Sturdy and rugged
- User-friendly machines
- Consistent stitch quality (no puckering or skipped stitches)
- Stands up to long-term use
- Faster than most other machines, particularly for commercial and industrial applications
- Many machines have knee pedals in addition to foot pedals
- Can sew multiple layers of fabric at once
- Adjustable stitch lengths
- Adjustable foot pressure
- Extra height to the foot presser for thicker fabrics
- Self-lubrication, low maintenance (in some machines)
With proper maintenance and servicing as well as continued care and usage of appropriate needles, your JUKI will last for decades to come.
JUKI Machines Use High-Quality Parts
JUKI Box Feed System
Most home sewing machines move the fabric in an oval fashion, causing stretching during the process. JUKI’s exclusive “box feed system” moves the feed dog in a rectangular “box” motion, giving a much higher quality of stitch. The system eliminates the unwanted shifting and stretching that can occur with hems, seams and other stitches, even on lighter weight fabrics. This means your JUKI machine will give you a consistent and even stitch every time, no matter the type of fabric you’re sewing.
Servo Motors for JUKI Machines
Most industrial and professional sewing machine options are equipped with clutch motors, but JUKI industrial machines can be fitted with servo motors instead. These motors are more efficient, quieter, use less energy, and radiate less heat than a standard clutch motor. In fact, they use up to 90% less energy and their cooler temperature means a more comfortable work environment. Servos are also one-third lighter than the clutch motors, have faster and more adjustable speeds, but they maintain their speed no matter how hard you press the pedal.
Servo motors have higher torque, and their pedal is much more responsive to touch, starting and stopping immediately. Plus, you can regulate the speed of the motor with a simple turn of the knob and reverse it with a simple switch. With the capacity to have so much stability and control, it is no wonder why these motors are commonly used in many industrial applications, where precision and high-repetition is a daily requirement. When you order, request that your JUKI machine be fitted with a servo motor.
Other JUKI Sewing Benefits
JUKI’s HZL-G home machines have an improved presser foot construction and can hem even the heaviest jeans with confidence and ease, as well as adding buttonholes anywhere you need them, no matter the type of fabric. They allow a more extensive sewing space than most machines and have an automatic needle threader. JUKI industrial machines offer less in the way of stitching and fonts, but more in the form of dependability. JUKI is easier to use, more durable and reliable, faster and quieter, and ready for hundreds of miles of straight lockstitch sewing.
How to Decide Which JUKI Is Best for You
If you’re ready to upgrade to JUKI, the world’s best sewing machine, there are a few things to consider before you buy:
What Size Machine?
If you are considering a big quilting or industrial machine, you’ll need to make sure you have room for it. Many JUKI industrial models come with tables, so you’ll need to make sure you have enough room in your desired space. For example, if you are in a small studio apartment, this may not be the machine for you as you won’t have room for anything else! Even without the accompanying table, the industrial machines are much heavier than a home one, so JUKI home machines are probably a better buy for you.
Heavy or Light Machine?
While JUKI’s sewing machines are heavier than other leading machines, they are also solidly built and don’t vibrate like machines with a lot of plastic parts. This is a common concern of heavier machines, but with JUKI you don’t need to worry.
The Motor in JUKI Machines
If you are someone who sews for long periods, you will want a quieter motor like their servo motor. These motors are much more silent than your standard clutch and can be added to most machines on request.
You may also want to consider how you plan to use your JUKI machine. Are you a home sewer who likes many stitches built-in? Are you a quilter who needs more versatility for free-motion quilting? Or does a straight-stitch machine give you everything you need with just forward and backward stitching? JUKI makes machines that can satisfy every sewing need.
JUKI Machine Warranty
All JUKI machines come with a 2-year standard warranty that covers your machine’s light assembly, motors, wiring, speed control, switches, and the machine’s circuit board. Your warranty begins on the original date you purchase your machine, and because we are an authorized JUKI dealer, we can handle any warranty issues that occur once you purchase your machine.
How to Keep Your JUKI in Top Operating Order
All sewing machines need maintenance and service from time to time. Here are a few things you can do to keep your JUKI machine working at its best for decades:
- Oil the machine as needed and described in the manual (exception: self-lubricating machines). Keeping your machine lubricated will keep it running smoothly.
- Carefully dust and clean the exterior of your machine. Keeping your JUKI machine clean is vital for long-lasting performance.
- Removing dust, thread, and lint from the inside of your machine using a specially made brush or small-sized attachments for your vacuum cleaner.
- Avoid using canned air on your JUKI machine as you would for a computer keyboard; this can force lint and particles into the machine, rather than out of it. The canned air also contains moisture which can eventually cause your machine to rust.
- Keep your JUKI machine covered when not in use to cover to avoid dust.
GoldStar Tool Is Your JUKI Authorized Sewing Machine Dealer
From the home sewer who wants a bigger, sturdier machine to the professional sewer who does thousands of stitches a week, you want the best machine for your money. JUKI is the world leader in industrial, embroidery, serger, lockstitch machines, as well as top quality home models. All JUKI machines are backed by 80 years of experience and made to exacting Japanese standards. Shop our online products of the latest JUKI models and see for yourself.
As an authorized JUKI dealer, we can handle any warranty issues you may have with your machine, giving you additional protection along with the standard 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Please note that most of the JUKI machines are shipped unassembled, but they can be assembled for you for a small fee.