Juki HZL K65 Review
The Juki HZL-K65 is a marketed as tough, hard-working, portable sewing machine. On first view, the simpleness of the design would make it an excellent machine for beginners.
Juki is known for its high standards in producing quality machines, and this quality is not limited to their industrial models. The Juki model HZL-K65 is a household sewing machine that performs beautifully and is affordable price. It is computer-controlled, as opposed to mechanical, but is not complicated to use.
The HZL K65 is one of Juki’s budget machines, but this doesn’t necessarily mean a compromise on quality. Let’s take a closer look and see if this sewing machine is suitable for you.
Juki HZL K65 Functions and Features
The Juki K65 comes with a range of functions and features including:
- variable speed, which allows you to select from 5 speeds
- drop-in bobbin system
- automatic button holes
- 20 built-in stitches
- drop feed for free motion quilting
- free arm
20 Direct Pattern Selection
Just One Touch! Your desired sewing pattern can be selected by simply pressing a button.
The pattern selection key illuminates when it is selected.
The symbol of the presser foot required is shown by stitch illustration.
The color of the Start/Stop button indicates the status of the machine.
[Green] Ready to sew or currently sewing.
[Red] Not ready to start.
[Orange] In bobbin winding condition.
Size of Stitch Pattern and Needle Position
You can change the size of stitch patterns as well as the needle position. HZL-K series has 15 needle positions.
Two Automatic Lock Stitches
HZL-K series can automatically sew a lock stitch at the beginning and end of sewing. There are two types of lock stitch, reverse stitch and reinforcement stitch.
HZL-K series sews the buttonhole automatically according to the size of the button.
Automatic Needle Threader
The needle threader easily threads the needle and allows you to start sewing quickly.
Normally, if the dial is set to “Auto”, it is suitable for most fabrics.
Easy to Start Sewing Thick Fabrics
Press the black button of presser foot to make the presser foot parallel to the throat plate. This makes easy to start sewing thick fabrics.
LED light brightens the needle area for a better material handling. LED light will not heat up even during long operations.
|Dimensions||415 (W) x300 (H) x190(D) (mm)|
|Weight (Machine only)||7.1kg (15.6LBS)|
Using the Juki HZL K65
This Juki is pretty simple to set up and start using with clear guidelines for threading up.The automatic tension works for most fabrics but, is easy to adjust if needed. There is DVD that outlines all the functions and the instruction manual is fairly simple to follow.
The stitch quality is very good with no skipping, puckering or thread breaking on every weight of fabric users have tried, from sheer silk to multiple layers of denim. It can be operated without the floor pedal, some sewers find this useful.
When it comes to using the HZL K65 for quilting it will do the job. There is no dual feed so it might be more of a challenge than using something like the more sophisticated (and expensive) Janome Memory Craft.
The drop feed dogs mean you can apply free motion quilting to your projects.
- The throat space isn’t large so larger quilts would need to be rolled pretty tightly. Better suited for smaller projects.
- Feels flimsy compared to more expensive models.
- Plastic bobbin case.
- Neat stitch.
- Quiet operation.
- Drop feed dogs.
- Lightweight (good for taking to groups and classes).