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A mid-range sewing machine, the Singer 4423 Heavy Duty is reputed for its exceptionally fast sewing speed. Indeed, with this particular model users can easily sew at a speed of up to 1000 stitches per minute. Its heavy-duty metal frame makes this ideal for experienced sewing enthusiasts who want to use it on a regular basis. However, it can also be used by beginners: indeed, it is so easy to operate that several users have been able to use it for their sewing classes. The Singer 4423 is a long-lasting model and comes with a scratch-resistant feature. In fact, if properly cared for, it can very easily last for life.
This model is an intermediate version to the Singer 4411 and 4432, with an intermediate number of stitch designs. It comes with a powerful motor designed to enhance your sewing experience and helps you finish your project as quickly as possible. It also comes with a hard shell case to make it easier for you to move it around. This largely facilitates ease of use since you will be able to carry it back and forth to sewing class.
While it comes with a variety of helpful features, a few uses did claim to have had a few issues with the machine. For example, a few users did find it problematic to use it at night because the built-in light bulb was not bright enough. Quite a few users also had some issues with the motor, which they found to be much too loud. While sewing machines aren’t meant to be quiet, some users found that this particular model emitted a loud pitch noise when in use. This was an issue for most since it left them unable to sew at night.
However, in spite of these drawbacks, the Singer 4423 is still worth a try, especially if you’re looking for a mid-range machine. The machine costs between $100 and $200 and it is readily available on most online stores.
Size and Weight: 5/5
Weighing 14 pounds, this sewing machine is fairly portable. While there are undoubtedly other lighter models on the market, this particular model can still be carried around. In fact, it only measures 15.5 x 6.2 x 12 inches, which is ideal for any work space. However, despite its light weight, the machine is quite stable which consequently produces stable stitches.
Ease of Use: 5/5
As far as ease of use is concerned, the Singer 4423 is equipped with everything that users will need for a more simple sewing process. For instance, this machine is entirely mechanical, which consequently makes it far easier to navigate through as opposed to their computerized counterparts. This can be quite a major plus for budding users.
It features a handy dial knob which you can turn to switch through the different design stitches. One feature that will undoubtedly come in handy to elderly users is the automatic needle threader: not only is this a timesaver, but this option is also designed to help you avoid the hassle of fiddling with the thread. Contrary to lower-quality designs, users simply have to push down on a lever to activate the threading mechanism.
Extra Features: 4/5
In spite of its fairly average price, this model comes with a variety of extra features to add some extra flair to your sewing while enhancing your experience. It even boasts of a stainless steel bedplate designed to deliver even sewing. The Singer 4423 is equipped with a clear view cove for the top drop-in bobbin: this not only provides quicker threading but also allows you to see what’s going on.
Since it lacks an oversized table, it can be a bit problematic for beginners to use this machine for projects that require more space like quilting. However, more experienced users had no trouble working with larger expanses of fabric. Thanks to the 23-stitch designs, you can also use this apparatus to indulge in some embroidery. These include, but are not limited to, six essential, four stretch and twelve decorative stitches.
With this model, you will also receive a variety of accessories included in the built-in storage box. Some of these accessories include edge/quilting guide, soft dust cover, lint brush, L-screwdriver, spool pin felt, thread spool caps, bobbins, needles, quilting guide, zipper foot and the likes. If you’re interested in in creative topstitching, you will be glad to learn that it even includes a drop feed to facilitate this task. The adjustable tension is compatible with various types of fabric. The needle positions can also be altered according to the fabric type and project.
Lastly, the Singer 4423’s best feature is undoubtedly its impressive speed of 1,100 stitches per minute which easily rivals more professional machines.
With the Singer 4423 you’re getting all the practicality of a portable sewing machine as well as the sturdiness of a model designed for heavy duty, which make this model definitely a great investment. In fact, when compared to similarly-priced heavy duty models, the Singer 4423 comes with a superior sewing speed and more stitch designs than the likes of the Janome 2212.
- Sew & Quilt: Yes
- Computerized: No
- Built-in Stitches: 23
- Stitches per Minute: 1100
- Lettering Fonts: No
- Wide Table: No
- Auto Needle Threader: Yes
- Weight: 14 lbs
- Dimensions: 12 x 6 x 15”
- Warranty: 25-year Limited