Brother PC 210 PRW Review

Brother PC 210 PRW is a good quality sewing machine. But the price may discourage you. There are superior Brother machines for exactly the same price.

Brother PC 210 PRW  Main Features

  • 50 built-in stitches
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Programmable needle up/down

Brother PC 210 PRW  Review

Sewing Machine Reviews Recommendation Level : MODERATE

To be honest this particular model from Brother is not as popular as some other machines. When you look at Brother PC 210 PRW, you almost feel like it is way too expensive for the features on-board. Now let us have a closer look at its features and how it stands up against other popular Brother sewing machines.

This is a 50 stitch sewing machine which includes 5 one-step buttonholes ( I have seen another Brother machine with 240 stitches for the same price. Guess who got the price wrong?). PC 210 PRW comes with a 2 digit LED display unlike other machines with LCD display (I feel LCD displays are much more intuitive than the LED display on this machine, some of the LCD displays even have built-in tutorials in it). Arrow keys are provided for stitch selection. Stitch length and width adjustments are done by adjusting the slider (Another design pattern unique to this machine. Most Brother machines have ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons or arrow keys. PC 420 PRW which is considered as the higher end model of PC 210 also has a design different from this machine). It seems Brother has a special design for PC 210 PRW.

You can easily thread the machine by following the threading diagram and there is an automatic needle threader for making things much more easier. Top drop-in bobbin is another feature that makes a sewer’s life a lot easier (you normally expect these features on machines like these). Since Brother PC 210 PRW is a computerized sewing machine, you will have the luxury of start/stop button and speed control slider (you can sew without the foot pedal). You can sew fast or slow according to your requirements. Beginners will always have best results when they go slow. The programmable needle up/down button is a huge blessing for quilters.

You can adjust the presser foot pressure on this machine. There is a drop feed option for free motion quilting. This machine is free arm capable as well. Two stay bright LEDs illuminate the work space of Brother PC 210 PRW.  The work space on this machine comes to 4.1 x 7.4 inches. Maximum sewing speed that can be attained is 850 stitches/min (this is pretty much the standard for most Brother sewing machines). The machine weighs 17 lbs which is on the average side, not too heavy nor too light. It has 25 year limited warranty. It comes with a hard cover as well.

The accessory feet you get are

  • Buttonhole foot
  • Overcasting foot
  • Monogramming foot
  • Zipper foot
  • Blind stitch foot
  • Button fitting foot

Usability

The automatic threader and bobbin winder works exactly as it is supposed to (if anything goes wrong, an error message will pop up). The programmable needle up/down button is great convenience as you don’t need to turn the hand wheel to position the needle. The quality of buttonholes made on this machine is absolutely stunning. The performance of Brother PC 210 PRW is flawless. It is quiet as well. It sews through multiple layers of denim and leather, quite easily. The slow speed setting in the speed control slider is really handy while you are teaching your kids. Even if you go really fast, there is no instability (no vibrations at all).

If you want to tie off the stitches, there is a reverse button. The automatically set stitch width and length seems to work fine for most stitches (however you may have to tweak it, if you want more customized stitches).

Limitations

The work space of Brother PC 210 PRW might be limiting for some large quilting projects. But it should be enough for the most part.

The LEDs could have been brighter.

Pros

  • Stable
  • Good quality stitches
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Not for large quilts
  • Dim work light
  • Expensive

Is It Worth Buying ?

There is nothing to dissatisfy you if you buy this machine, except the price. Brother PC 210 PRW is an easy to use sewing machine which operates smoothly. The performance of this machine is never under question. The issue is the price. Do you really want to spend this much amount of money on this machine, especially when you can get far more advanced sewing machines for more or less the same price. I am not quite convinced with the price on offer. The alternative model I am talking about is the Brother DZ3000 (Brother DZ3000 Review). DZ3000 has 240 built-in stitches, 8 one-step buttonholes, extra wide table and much more.


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