Product Comparison: Brother ST371HD vs SINGER 4423


General Specifications
Brand
Brother
SINGER
Model
ST371HD
4423
Origin
Vietnam
China
About the Product
The Brother ST371HD is a perfectly designed heavy duty sewing machine for those requiring flexibility and durability. This strong and durable sewing machine is a perfect machine for everyday sewing and mending on everything from thick outdoor fabrics to lightweight and elegant silks. The ST371HD includes a metal needle plate for smoother fabric feeding and heavyweight needles. The 37 utility and decorative stitches for blind hems, stretch stitches, buttonholes, zipper insertion, and more gives this exceptional sewing machine even more value.
The Heavy Duty 4423 sewing machine is designed with your heavy duty projects in mind, from denim to canvas. Thanks to the machine's powerful motor, you have extra high sewing speed to save you time. With adjustable presser foot pressure, you can also sew very lightweight sheers, and the stainless steel bedplate allows fabrics to glide over the machine with ease. Create original costumes, sew personalized fashions or transform your home with new decorator pillows and curtains.
Key Specs
Number of Stitches
37
23
Sewing Speed
800 stitches per minute
1100 stitches per minute
Max. stitch length
5 mm.
6 mm.
Type of Shuttle
Horizontal
Horizontal
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Brother ST371HD Strong and Tough Sewing Machine
  • I've never sewn a stitch in my life prior to receiving this. Just reading the instructions step by step, I was able to fill the bobbins, thread the machine and sew! Sometimes I amaze myself LOL as I'm a 59 year old male.
  • I'll be using my machine for denim hand bags and wallets. And the stitch functions will be a nice addition to them.
  • The machine sews well on basic fabrics that are medium to light weight. It works well with a walking foot. The stitches are uniform and tight.
  • The stitching is very even. The only complaint I have is that the needle is set back far and I sometimes have trouble getting my fingers in there to thread.
  • It is strong enough to stitch through leather guitar straps, but still quiet. It always gets the job done and it so easy to use.
SINGER 4423 Heavy Duty Model Sewing Machine, With 23 Built-In Stitches
  • Very fast compare to most manual machines, and definitely faster than any electronic. Unless you want to pay for a real commercial machine running into the thousands.
  • For the speed this machine hardly moves, yes it's a little loud, but you can't have a work horse that's going to be quite. It runs about the same speed of my kenmore, but the kenmore vibrated real bad and it was even louder.
  • The bobbin loading and winding is easy and fast. The Spool threading and needle threading is easy to use and simple. The machine is solid and heavy.
  • To clean under the bobbin holder you have to remove the 2 screws holding the plate down, then 2 screws that hold the bobbin down.
  • Very picky about the bobbin. It seems I can ONLY use the ones it came with, as with any other bobbins I have purchased cause tangle in the sew.
Size & Weight
Height
7.87 in.
12 in.
Width
12.21 in.
15.5 in.
Depth
16.10 in.
6.25 in.
Weight
14.3 lbs.
14.6 lbs.
Features
Speed Controller
Foot speed control
Foot speed control
Free Arm
Yes
Yes
Locking Stitch Button
No
Yes
Easy Reverse Button
Yes
Yes
Thread Tension
Automatic
Manual
Buttonhole Sewing
Automatic
Automatic
Knee Lift
No
Yes
Adjustments
Feed dog position, Speed control, Stitch Length, Stitch Width, Upper tension-control dial, Pattern selection dial
Automatic Reverse Stitches, Four-Step Buttonhole, Stitch Selection Dial, Adjustable Stitch Length, Adjustable Stitch Width, Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure, Manual Thread Tension, Needle Position, Snap-On Presser Feet
Included Presser Feet
Button Sewing Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Spring Action Zigzag Foot, Zipper Foot, Non-Stick Foot, Blindstich Foot
All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot
Extras
Quick Set Bobbin, Metal needle plate, Heavyweight needles, 25 Years on Mechanical Parts
Light Included, Presser Foot Lifter and Pressure Control, Heavy Duty Metal Frame, Top Drop-In Bobbin with Clear View Cover, 25-Year Limited Warranty Sewing Machine Head
What customers say about "Features"
Brother ST371HD Strong and Tough Sewing Machine
  • It does not have a self thread cutting feature like a different Brother model has. The 'needle down" position takes practice. Over all a great value.
  • Very good machine, excellent features and operation.
  • Very nice machine with lots of features and easy to figure out (so far) , even after not using a sewing machine for over 20 years.
  • I am pleased with all the different features. Arrived very fast!
  • The light on this machine is sub standard. I'm not sure if it's LED or not but the light quality us terrible. I've put it by a window to help.
SINGER 4423 Heavy Duty Model Sewing Machine, With 23 Built-In Stitches
  • The movement of the foot "walking" seem solid. Stitches are even, once I figured out how to set it to where I wanted it for basic sewing.
  • Nice feature is the see through bobbin window. You can gauge how much thread you have left on the bobbin instead of having to guess. That is a bonus. It is easy to fill a bobbin, too.
  • Seams are straight and snug, and everything works the way it should. The features are terrific and controls are easy to use. Just need to make some kind of base for the pedal so it won't scoot around on the floor.
  • I love the button feature and the top view bobbin. I do have to say that the foot pedal is a bit flimsy and occasionally there is a slight delay with the motor start up but overall I am very happy with it.
  • This machine has the capability to change needle positions and lower the dog feed. These are very important features to me. It has 23 stitches, which I feel are more than enough.
  • The light is terrible, but with a overhead light it's okay.
  • No instructions on how or where to oil the machine, or any maintenance.I try to clean my machine at least every 8 hrs due to the amount of lint that gets in the machine.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
149.99 $

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