Singer Heavy Duty 4452 review


Singer 4452: Basic Sewing Machine for Many Home Projects

Singer 4452

The Singer 4452 Heavy Duty sewing machine is a high-speed mechanical device that has a lot of built-in stitches. It comes with a few stitch designs and a large set of accessories.

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The Singer 4452 is 15.5 x 6.2 x 12 inches and it doesn't take up a lot of space. It weighs 17.55 pounds. The free arm is approximately 3.37 inches (W) x 2.5 inches (H). Its circumference is near 10.62 inches. The distance from center needle to the upright arm is around 6.25 inches and it’s 3 inches from center needle to where the free arm ends. The presser foot clearance height is 0.25 of an inch, but it can be raised to 0.12 of an inch.


I want to highlight in my Singer 4452 review the device’s belt-driven system. It makes the machine quieter and provides protection if it hits such obstacles as a button or zipper. Being equipped with a solid motor, it allows working with thick fabrics. The key is to use the correct needle and to replace it when it gets dull. This model is not computerized, so it doesn’t have the automatic start/stop button. It runs by a foot pedal and has a hand-operated lever for backward stitching.

The Singer Heavy Duty 4452 has the adjustable presser foot pressure to sew silk, jersey, denim, or canvas. This model also copes with leather, but it’s limited to two layers of approximately 4–5oz. The pressure foot can be adjusted for knitted materials and it comes with a special foot for knits. This model cannot handle multiple layers of fleece. Besides, this model comes with a walking foot, which is necessary for machine quilting.

The Singer 4452 can reach the speed of 1100 stitches per a single minute. It’s very fast, but the speed can be varied by pushing the pedal harder or lighter.

The Singer sewing machine 4452 has 32 unique stitching patterns, however, there’s no satin stitch among them. It also lacks dedicated serging stitch, but similar left and right overlap stitches are onboard.


The Singer Heavy Duty sewing machine 4452 comes in a durable plastic cabinet with a metal frame. It has two turn knobs on the front panel. The larger one is for choosing a stitch design and the smaller knob regulates the length of the stitch. Note that the turn knob to adjust the width of the stitches is located on the top of the machine. The reverse sewing lever is also there to secure the beginning and the end of a seam. The manual thread cutter (a little razor) is on the left side of the machine.

The main plug socket and the knob to switch on/off the light are on the right side of the item as well as a slot to adjust buttonhole stitch balance. The unit has a removable extension table to store accessories there. An extended sewing surface is available to attach.

The set of accessories consists of both metal and plastic feet. The plastic ones are for grade vinyl or other fabrics that tend to stick to the metal feet. The clearance plate, an unstick foot, and an extra pack of needles are in the package.

The machine lacks a carrying case to move it around, but it has a cover to prevent dust settling.


Jumping into the Singer 4452 reviews and my own tests, I can say that it’s a home device that is simple to operate with plenty of opportunities for sewing various stuff. So, it’s suitable for novices that are ready to come up with some adjustments. The unit fits a wide range of projects.

Common features


Singer Heavy Duty 4452


Heavy Duty 4452




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Noise level, db


Drop feed

Work light


soft cover


Utility stitch


Free arm

Quilting stitch

Heirloom stitch functions


Number of needles




Twin needle capability

Threading system

Needle threading system


Thread sensors

Automatic thread cutter


Stitch length, inches/mm


Stitch width, inches/mm


Speed control

Max. stitches per minute


Sideways sewing

Pivot function

Stitch attributes

Built-in stitches




Side cutter

Satin stitch regulator


Memory cards



Number of patterns

Pattern rotating increments, degrees

has not


Built-in display


Touch screen

On-screen editing

On-screen help

Size, inches/mm


Product size, inches/mm

18 x 8.8 x 13.5/457.2 x 223,5 x 342,9

Product weigth, pounds/kg


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