What do you think of Happy embroidery machine HCD 1501

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Old January 9th, 2016, 10:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
Hulrek Hulrek is offline
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Default What do you think of Happy embroidery machine HCD 1501

Doing Screen Printing for a couple years looking to buy our first embroidery machine. I have a good deal on Happy HCD 1501 and want to know what you think of this machine, any infos comments are of great help. If you own one whats your experience with?

I can also have a SWF A T1201 w/usb or a brothers BE-1201B-AC (flash) for about the same price.

I'm at minimum 8h drive from any tech so it cant influence witch brand I chose.

Other option are new one head chinesse at twice the price (feiya/ricoma) or New one head tajima at four time the price.

What would you do? Any answer are welcome.

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Old January 11th, 2016, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Being new... and not knowing what you don't know of course..AND being so far away from tech support.... I vote for the brand new Tajima. The resale value , the number of people who can help you that are not actual techs, and the volume of info on the internet are all pluses for this machine.

Now, that being said, once you know what you are doing then either the Happy or SWF would be fine second machines (I am assuming they are preowned) But i would never suggest a person new to embroidery start with a pre-owned. You wont know if the problem is you, the machine, or simply the weather! They are not just plug and play copy machines that happen to use thread vs ink. The learning curve and needles in fingers are realistic concerns!

Would not touch the Feiya /Ricoma options. EVER

Mine are all SWFs but I started on Tajimas... but have worked in companies that have had Brothers, Happys, ZSK, Barudans , Melcos and yes, a few Chinese machines that were really just giant static art pieces. ha
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Old January 14th, 2016, 05:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have 6 SWF since 2000 and 2 happy now.
I used have brother but no more part (Discontinued).
I recommend SWF amchine.
Happy machine is ok but less function then SWF.
Also hard to get parts.(My Case)
If you buy SWF , buy after 2005 model . (Old model - no more io board , cpu board etc...)
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