Tips on Buying an Industrial Sewing Machine

Industrial sewing machines are used by the garment industry and consumers who are looking for a faster and more professional job than is provided by household sewing machines. The industrial sewing machine has two distinct parts: the sewing machine itself, and the power stand. The power stand is where the motor is located, giving the machine its great power.

Some other terms are used to imply that a household sewing machine has the power of an industrial sewing machine. In these cases, the customer should verify the actual motor power and stitching speed.

  • Semi Industrial – This term is used by household sewing machine manufacturers to give a false impression that their machines have a similar speed and power to an industrial machine. Be wary of this facade.
  • Heavy Duty – This term is used to give an impression that a certain machine can sew through very thick material like canvas that other household machines can not handle. The key factor in the ability to sew through multiple layers or tough fabrics is the motor strength itself and its gear ratio.
  • Industrial Strength – The term is used to give the impression that a household machine can do the same job as an industrial sewing machine.