Juki DDL 8700 Review

Juki DDL 8700 Review

Juki DDL 8700 Review

Anyone who is interested in sewing or arts and crafts in general knows just how important it is to have all the right tools, accessories and supplies. Of course, a reliable sewing machine should, without a doubt, be at the top of that list of things one might need. Well, the purpose of this Juki DDL 8700 review is to give you a bit more information on this product and maybe help you decide on whether or not it is suited for you or your needs. You have probably already heard about Juki, the Japanese sewing machines manufacturer, which is quite popular and well-known all over the world. Today I will be focusing on their latest DDL 8700 model.

Criteria For A Great Sewing Machine

So what does make a sewing machine great? What are the key elements that turn it from a decent product to an outstanding investment? These days, most sewing machines have pretty much the same technical characteristics, which make it incredibly difficult to tell which one is a high quality product and which one is not.

Well, it all lies in the details. Apart from needle down, automatic needle threader and compatibility with add-ons, a sewing machine also has to be quiet and lightweight!

Maybe our grandmothers would have gone for a heavy, noisy sewing machine, but the times have definitely changed. These days sewing machine are getting quieter and quieter, lighter and lighter!

Thankfully, the Juki 8700 reviews that I’ve read said that this particular product has all the necessary qualities and meets the technical criteria of a superior product. In fact, all reviews for Juki sewing machine I have come across have mentioned just how quiet and how light and easy to work on their products are.

Product Overview – Notable Features

Every Juki DDL 8700 review should also include a brief description of this product’s features and that exactly what we are going to do next. Given the fact that Juki originally manufactured industrial sewing machines, there is one thing that you can expect from the DDL 8700 and that is for it to be sturdy and durable. It is not the only model customers praise for this quality, however. 

Apart from that, it has a very innovative 110V quiet, servo motor, as opposed to other models that have clutch motors. For instance if we were to compare Juki DDL 8700 vs DDL 5550 or Juki DDL 8700 vs DDL 5550n, we would soon find out that the other models have different types of motors.

However, in a Juki 8700 vs 5550, we would also find that the two sewing machines are also quite similar in many aspects. They have the same size and the same maximum sewing speed which is 5500 stitches per minute. The stitches are 5 inches for both and they both use a DB X 1 needle.

But getting back to the DDL 8700, adding a servo motor to it is among its most exceptional features, as it allows you to control the speed of the motor with just the use of a knob!

Here We Are To The Pros And Cons List, Which Go As Follows:


Juki DDL 8700 is definitely a very quiet and lightweight sewing machine. This makes it ideal for home use and the fact that it is so light also makes it really easy to work on.

One other positive characteristic it has is the fact that it comes as a complete unit. This means that it includes everything and anything from machine head, stand, table, drawer, sewing light and any other accessories you can think of! This makes it ideal for beginners who do not know what’s what yet.


The first of two cons that this sewing machine has is that it is not suitable for leather or for heavy materials. This is certainly an inconvenient thing, especially for experienced sewers who take on various projects.

The second disadvantage of the Juki DDL 8700 is somewhat of an aesthetic one. The manufacturer advises customers that, during the production process, the sewing machines might get scratched or a bit dented. Of course, this does not affect their performance in any way, but wouldn’t it be better if you could buy a new and shiny product?​


The bottom line of this Juki DDL 8700 review is that it is a very reliable and sturdy sewing machine. I wholeheartedly recommend it to beginners or to people who do not take on projects that include heavy materials. It is silent, it is lightweight and it surely does its job!

About the author

Hannah Stitch

Hannah is a crafts enthusiast with a passion for sewing and creating cool things. She has a huge interest in fashion and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

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