Industrial Buttonhole Machine Options

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Industrial Buttonhole Machine Options
Industrial buttonhole machines come with a variety of options and features. (Zugeknöpft image by knirzporz from Fotolia.com)

Industrial buttonhole machines create strong buttonholes quickly and easily and are essential for the textile industry. These machines come with a variety of options and functions, and the costs can vary by thousands of dollars. While some machines offer limited buttonholing stitches, lengths and widths, others offer hundreds of different choices. The functions, cost and options of each button machine may want to be considered in regard to your own needs.

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Singer Lockstitch 1371A3

The Singer lockstitch buttonhole machine is a heavy duty buttonholer appropriate for lighter garments, such as pyjamas and dresses, and also heavier garments, such as jeans and heavyweight outerwear. This machine sews at a maximum speed of 3,000 stitches per minute. It requires a separate motor -- the Singer continuous-running, 1/2 horsepower motor, and four pole is recommended -- that automatically lubricates itself, cutting out the need for time-consuming re-oiling. It uses a standard zigzag, purl or whipstitch to create the buttonholes. Buttonhole sizes range from one-quarter to one and one-quarter inches in length and three-thirty-secondths of an inch to three-sixteenths of an inch in width. The cost of this machine is about £822, as of October 2010, which includes the table stand and motor.

The Brother HE-800A Electronic Lockstitch

The Brother HE-800A electronic lockstitch buttonholer works best with lighter woven fabrics and knits and is not suitable for heavier-weight fabrics, such as denim and corduroy. It comes with 21 buttonhole patterns built into its memory, and it also allows you to create your own buttonhole pattern. It has a maximum sewing speed of 4,000 stitches per minute. Buttonhole length can be sewn up to one and one-half inches with a width up to one-quarter of an inch. The cost of this machine is about £3,445, as of October 2010, which includes the table stand and motor.

The Juki LBH-783N Lockstitch

The Juki LBH-783N 1-needle, lockstitch buttonholing machine works with a variety of fabrics from light to heavyweight. It comes with 54 buttonhole patterns and six stitches for a combination of 345 different buttonhole options. It has a maximum sewing speed up of to 3,600 stitches per minute. The buttonhole length can be sewn up to one and one-half inches. The cost of this machine is about £2,535, as of October 2010, which includes the table stand and motor.

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