Updated 4 Nov 2013

Singer

Heavy Duty 4423

Snapshot: The Singer 4423 sewing machine has 23 stitch types and requires a foot control to operate. But how well does it sew?

Heavy Duty 4423
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$699

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Test results

Overall score
77
Sewing performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at decorative stitching.
  • Very good at back-tacking and appliqué.
  • Good at straight stitch and zigzag.
  • Very good instructions.
  • Drop-in clear-view bobbin and very good winding.

But

  • Loudest and heaviest machine in our trial.
  • Only well-lit to the left of the needle.
  • Foot control is light and doesn’t have an anti-slip base.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Performance (50 percent)
  • Ease of use (50 percent)

Prices are from an August 2013 survey except for the Husqvana Viking H Class 100Q. Price shown for this model is the manufacturer's recommended retail price.

NB: Bernina has advised the Bernette 15 has been replaced by the identical London 5.

Key data

Model

Price guide
$699

Specifications

Number of stitch types
23
Maximum stitch length (mm)
4
Maximum stitch width (mm)
6
Weight (kg)
8.6
Noise level (dBA)
80

Features

Protective cover
Vinyl
Bobbin fitting
Drop-in
Presser-foot pressure control
Operates without foot control
×
Automatic needle threader

More Info

Notes
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