A Best Buy in Sewing Machines

Husqvarna Viking Opal 650

  • MSRP: $899; Best Price: $699
Husqvarna Viking Opal 650

Review

[M] The Opal 650 has at least twice the number of stitches of the other sewing machines that are in this price range, and it can save up to 30 more altered-stitch patterns than other midrange models can. This model’s onboard sewing advisor tells you exactly what sewing foot, needle and thread weight to use for your project’s particular fabric and the optimal stitch setting and speeds. The Opal 670 ($1,199), which has twice the memory and 40 more stitches, is also a Best Buy.

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Best Buys in computerized sewing machines were selected based on features, ease of use and warranty.

Computerized sewing machines consist of a series of computer-synchronized electronic step motors, which allow a broader range of stitch options (patterns, length/width and sequencing), operate more smoothly, and produce a higher stitch quality and control.

spm=stitches per minute

Best Price is a reflection of the lowest retail price that was available at press time and is subject to change.

Best Buy Categories: [P] = Premium selection; [M] = Midrange selection; [E] = Economy selection

Best Buy Key Descriptions

  • [P] Premium Selection denoting that the product is full-featured and priced accordingly;
  • [M] Midrange Selection denoting that the product offers many popular features and good performance at a price below the top-of-the-line for the product category;
  • [E] Economy Selection denoting that the product offers satisfactory performance with basic features only, at an advantageous price for cost-conscious purchasers.

Best Buy Key Descriptions

  • [P] Premium Selection denoting that the product is full-featured and priced accordingly;
  • [M] Midrange Selection denoting that the product offers many popular features and good performance at a price below the top-of-the-line for the product category;
  • [E] Economy Selection denoting that the product offers satisfactory performance with basic features only, at an advantageous price for cost-conscious purchasers.


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