Post-bed, Lockstitch Machine

Well-tensed consistent seam quality. The machine demonstrates outstanding responsiveness when sewing heavy materials.

Product features

  • PLH-981 PLH-982

    Post-bed, Bottom-feed Lockstitch Machine

    The machine demonstrates outstanding responsiveness when sewing heavy materials,  such as bags, boots, and sports shoes.

  • PLN-985

    Post-bed, 1-needle, Needle-feed Lockstitch Machine

    With a needle feed mechanism that operates in synchronization with the bottom feed, the machine produces beautiful seams free from slippage even when sewing slippery or hard-to-feed materials.

Basic performance

  • Consistent seam quality

    With JUKI’s unique slide thread take-up lever, feed mechanism, and vertical-axis hook, the machine provides well-tensed, neatly finished seams every time.

  • The machine head structure is designed to improve operability

    • The stitch length can easily be adjusted with the stitch dial. Reverse-feed stitching is actuated by a simple press of the lever. The machine incorporates a large pulley that can be turned smoothly by hand.
    • The face plate is designed to provide a clear view of the needle entry area and enable smooth thread feeding.


1-needle 2-needle 1-needle
Feed system Bottom-feed Needle-feed
Max. sewing speed 2,500 sti/min*
Max. stitch length 4mm (normal/reverse feed)
Needle bar stroke 36mm 33.4mm
Needle gauge - 1.6mm -
Lift of the presser foot By hand: 7mm, By knee: 10mm By hand: 6.5mm, By knee: 9mm
Thread take-up Slide type
Hook Vertical-axis hook
Needle (at the time of delivery) DP×5 (#18) #16~#21 DP×5 (#16) #16~#21
Thread #40~#8, B33~B92, Nm=90/3~30/3
Lubrication By an oiler
Lubricating oil JUKI New Defrix Oil No.1 (equivalent to ISO VG7)
Post height 178mm 179mm
Bed size 517mm×178mm
Weight of the machine head 36kg 40kg

*"sti/min"stands for "Stitches per Minute"

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