Juki Mo654de Portable Thread Serger Sewing Machine

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  • 2/3/4 Threading machine with automatic rolled hemming
  • Color-coded thread break-off gripper external adjustment for stitch length and differential feed
  • Powerful blade system with special drive mechanism. Sewing speed: Max. 1500 spm
  • Sows light to heavy fabrics. Maximum Stitch Length – 4mm
  • Safety Switch Machine does not work when swing valve is open. Differential Input: 0.7: 2.0 Ratio
  • Carton Description is MO600 Series
  • Included Components: Accessories
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Product Description

2/3/4 Thread Serger with Automatic Rolled Hem

Additional information

Product Dimensions

10.6 x 13.6 x 11.6 inches

Item model number

MO 654DE

Item Weight

15.18 pounds

Manufacturer

Juki America, Inc.

Country of Origin

China

Date First Available

June 21, 2008

does it thread automatily

Oh no darling. This one takes a magnifier with the instructions. It arrives pre-threaded, and I suggest you take well lit photos of this with the panel open to see how its threaded. This way you can refer to them rather than the instructions, as one of the illustrations is slightly inaccurate. There is a learning curve to this, but if you are patient and follow the instructions along with your photos, you should be fine. The mistakes I've made are from the threads getting hung up at the spools. Attention to detail is a must with operating one of these, and double check the steps. This must be threaded in a specific order, or it won't work. It does work well, but takes some acclimation. Don't get discouraged. If I had the money, I would have bought a Bernina (made by Juki), or something that is easier to thread. I don't use it enough to warrant a thousand, or two, dollar investment. I got this one at a black friday deal.

What is the best brand of thread to use with this machine?

It really depends on what you are sewing. I usually use the cheapest cone thread I can find and it works great. But I also use sulky thread when I want to have a fancier rolled hem.

Can you buy additional special feet for this machine. What kind of special feet?. And how expensive?

I can buy special feet like: Piping Foot, Beading Foot, Curved Pearl Foot, Universal Blind Stitch FootThese 8 feet you can buy with 129$

Will this serge through the thick side seams of denim to hem jeans?

Mine has. I just change my needles for more heavier weight fabrics. I have used my serger to trim the legs of my adult children’s jeans with no issues.

can We do rolled hem?

Yes

Hard to find the stitch width(not the length) in each 2,3 & 4 threads option. Could you help?

The stitch width is adjustable, so you can determine how wide you want it. I'm not sure how you'd use only 2 threads on this Serger. But on the 3 and 4 thread options it's adjustable. In the 3 thread, you'd remove one needle. If you remove the left needle and move the adjustment knob to the smallest setting, you can get really fine, small width seams. This is great for edging napkins, tablecloths, scarves, and very nice sleeves or other hems in clothing. If you remove the right needle, you'll get the standard size width stitch as if there were still 2 needles in the machine. You'd just be missing the reinforcing stitch that makes the serge seam so strong. Use the adjustment knob in the to vary the width of each seam. The knob is located inside the free-arm housing.

I need needles for this machine where can I get them?

Any regular sewing machine needles will work in the serger. Buy the ones for your fabric that you would for your sewing machine. Use ball points for knits. You can buy special overlock or serger needles, but I don't bother.

what serger has automatic threading and tension setting?

This does not have automatic threading or tension settings. It is easy to thread tho

Can you use regular spools of thread instead of serger cones?

Yes you can. I frequently do this when none of my spools are even close to the fabric color. Only the left needle thread will show on the outside of the garment so I just use a spool for the left needle and the closest cones for the other 3 threads.

Has anyone else had issues with the needles breaking?

Yes but that’s because I was pulling the fabric through instead of letting it feed automatically. Since I have trouble going around curves, I just slowed it WAY down and practically did it manually with the wheel just so that I didn’t have to pull the fabric and break another needle.