Finding the right sewing machine can be tough! Especially if you are just starting out or trying to figure out which brand or machine is best for you! Luckily, I have been searching for the best, affordable, high-quality machines out there, to make the sewing machine shopping process much easier for you! Today I will be reviewing the NC6!
I have been using the NC6 for the past couple of weeks while doing a large amount of upholstery work for a current project. This project requires a variety of sewing skills and allowed me to thoroughly test the machine. After taking you through the main features, we will go through the benefits and drawbacks and by the end you should be in a great position to decide whether this model is for you or not!
I was extremely happy to find that the NC6 arrived fully assembled and tested before it shipped. It was slightly more expensive, but I was extremely happy when I didn’t have to spend all day getting the machine and table set up, but rather after a few easy steps I was ready to sew! The sewing machine was packed extremely well and was in excellent condition when it arrived. You can also see that the machine has been tested at NC before it ships to ensure quality.
The NC6 is not actually manufactured here in the US, but rather by Seiko in Japan. The Seiko facility is still located in Japan and they are widely known as one of the highest quality sewing machine manufacturers in the world. They have a high standard for parts and use high quality metals in all of their machines. More recently, many sewing machine manufacturers have outsourced most, if not all of their production to manufacturing facilities in China. While I understand this move and hold no judgement with this business practice, it has led to a decline in the quality and precision of the sewing machines and their parts.
In addition to the ½ HP Servo Table Motor Workstation, the NC6 comes with oil, an oil bottle, and a tool set for making adjustments on the machine, along with extra items such as thread, and a plastic machine cover. Set up of the machine is easy, only requiring a few parts to attach the sewing machine to the worktable, and just like that I was ready to sew.
I used the machine for three weeks, thoroughly testing the machine on different types of fabrics, at different thicknesses, at different speeds. I sewed large amounts of fabric, putting a good amount of fabric underneath the neck of the machine, used the knee presser frequently and used the stitch length dial to change switch stitch lengths mid seem. After three weeks of testing I did not run into any problems and I have almost no complaints! So, let’s break down the benefits and drawbacks!
Drawbacks: I only have two and they are very minor issues!
Overall, I am super impressed with the high quality of this machine. It is well built with the best high-quality parts and manufactured to last the test of time. This machine has proven itself through its many years of manufacturing and will last you your lifetime. The NC6 is a good machine for anybody in the upholstery industry beginners and businesses alike.
While testing this machine I had the opportunity to get to know the owner of NC, and I am very impressed with his business. All NC machines come with a 2-year limited warranty and are all backed by NC’s amazing customer support. They will go as far as to facetime you to see your machine and help walk you through fixing your issue, if you ever do end up with a problem.
THE NC6 IS LUCKY NEEDLE TESTED AND APPROVED!!! NC has allowed us to sell the NC6 and a few more of their machines on our website. So, if you’d like to see even more specs on this great machine you can find them here.