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423S A16 CXL301
Stitch Functions
24 16 30 100
Stitch Width (Max)
5mm 7mm 7mm 7mm
Adjust Width/Length
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Clip-On Feet
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjust Foot Pressure Yes No No No
1 step 1 step 1 step 1 step
Buttonhole Types
1 3 6 3
Bobbin Type
Front Load Top Load Top Load Top Load
Needle Light Incandescent LED Incandescent LED
Needle Threader
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Extra Height Footlift Yes No No No
Needle Positions
2 2 2 2
Free Arm
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drop Feed
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hard Soft Soft Soft
No Yes Yes Yes
Stop/Start Button
No Yes Yes Yes
Needle Up/Down
No Yes Yes Yes
Machine Weight
7kg 7kg 7kg 7kg
2 Years 3 Years 2 Years 3 Years
Guide Price
 £299 £279  £319  £329