Singer makes a lot of different models. This one, the Singer 4432 Heavy Duty is a step up from most home machines. For a little more than the standard Singer, the heavy-duty model adds a stronger and faster motor that can reach 1,100 stitches per minute. And the bed is stainless steel, a super hard metal that assures that the fabric flows without catching and years of use without deterioration.
This machine sits mid-way between home and professional machines. It has the strength and speed of a professional model, running up to twice the speed of others. Its built on a metal frame and will stand up to heavy home use. Singer claims that the motor has 60% more power than standard machines.
Note that the Singer 4432 is a manual machine which is either a pro or a con depending on your point of view. On the plus side, there are no complicated computer settings that require an electrical engineer to understand. And computerized circuits add a trouble-prone worry area. On the negative side, there are some functions like auto thread trimming and needle stop positioning that come only with a computer brain.
The Singer 4432 has 32 built-in stitches. That’s enough for most home users. There are six basic stitches, seven stretch stitches, eighteen decorative stitches, and an auto buttonhole. That’s enough for most of your for craft, clothing, home decor, and much more! Stitch width is adjustable by a knob from 0 through 6 (6 mm), another dial controls stitch length from 0.5 to 4 mm.
Sewing Machine Singer 4432 Features
- 32 Built-in Stitches: 6 Basic Stitches, 7 Stretch Stitches, 18 Decorative Stitches, 1 Auto Buttonhole—perfect for crafts, home decor, clothing construction and much more!
- Automatic Needle Threader
Instructions are printed right on the machine. This gadget automatically threads your needles.
- 1,100 Stitches per Minute
That’s faster than most sewing machines
- 60% Stronger Motor
Sew through heavyweight fabrics easier with a strong motor
- Stainless Steel Bed Plate
Fabric slides easily across the machine arm.
- Top Drop-In Bobbin with Clear View Cover
The convenient drop-in bobbin is easy to insert and remove. The clear view cover makes it easy to monitor the bobbin thread supply.
- Fully Automatic 1-Step Buttonhole
- Snap-On Presser Feet
Change presser feet in a snap with easy-on, easy-off snaps
- Heavy Duty Metal Frame
Rigid support holds all the mechanisms in perfect alignment for skip-free sewing.
- On-Board Storage
Accessories are always handy and stored onboard
- Free Arm
Makes it easy to reach cuffs, pant hems, collars, and other tight and difficult-to-reach areas
- Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
Offers more clearance for bulky and multi-layer fabric under the presser foot
- Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure Control
Sew lightweight to heavy fabric with ease by adjusting the presser foot pressure.
- Up to 6mm Stitch Width
Decorative and satin stitches can be set as wide a 6mm making a bolder and more pronounced look
- Three Needle Positions
Easily change position can different projects like as inserting zippers or cording and topstitching
- Automatic Reverse
Automatically sew in reverse and reinforce stitches
- Adjustable Stitch Length & Width
Adjust the desired stitch length & width by a simple turn of the dial
- All-purpose foot
- Zipper foot
- Buttonhole foot
- Button sewing foot
- Seam ripper/lint brush
- Quilting guide
- Auxiliary spool pin
- Spool pin felt
- Soft-sided dust cover
- Instruction manual
- Power cord
- Foot controller
- Quick start guide
As Singer explains, this is an intermediate machine designed for advanced users. My opinion is that it is right in the “sweet spot” of consumer machines. It’s a step above the flimsy all-plastic starter machines and not substantially higher in price. And the 4432 has been one of the most popular machines on the market for years, quite a feat as computerized machines add more and more gadgets. Yet, as a retired computer technician, I can say with certainty that 20 years from now your mechanical Singer will still be stitching, while electronics for today’s computerized stitchers will be scarce.