One of the biggest mistakes serger buyers make is thinking their five-thread machine will perform a coverstitch. Coverstitch capability is not standard, and many hobbyists have two machines -- one for serging and one that can coverstitch. To do both, you usually have to shell out the big bucks; the exception is the Juki MO-735 Serger with Coverstitch. It does the work of both machines, and reviewers say it does it well. It takes time to switch over, though.
Great dual machine. Users say the Juki MO-735 Serger with Coverstitch is one of the highest-quality machines they have ever used, both as a serger and for coverstitching. Everyone from beginners to advanced sewers say this machine delivers fine edges, straight stitches, works on a variety of fabric types and weights, and runs quietly and smoothly. People who don't have room for two machines particularly appreciate how well this one performs in both capacities. There are some occasional complaints of dropped stitches and some durability issues, but most users say it's a sturdy, durable, versatile machine at a great price.
User manuals are no help. By far the top complaint about the Juki MO-735 Serger with Coverstitch is that the user manual is all but useless. Most owners have turned to online help in the form of YouTube videos and forum support. There is a learning curve, users say, but once mastered they can operate the serger without much thought. It has a helpful, color-coded, numbered threading system that reviewers say is helpful in keeping track of threading. It also gets raves for its easy needle-loading function.
Well-featured for the price. Coverstitch machines tend to cost thousands of dollars, so reviewers are thrilled to get such a versatile machine for less than $1,000. The Juki MO-735 Serger with Coverstitch has adjustable stitch lengths and widths, an adjustable presser foot and a differential feed. It has a heavy-duty knife system that owners say works well for a professional finish. A built-in light illuminates the work area and a vinyl cover is included. It also includes a pouch for storing smaller accessories, such as tweezers, a needle pack, brushes and needle threader, all of which are included.
The Juki MO-735 gets an average rating of 4.1 stars out of 5 in nearly 10 customer reviews. User say it's easy to use and offers top-quality results. There is a learning curve, they say, but is worth taking the time to work through it.
Review: Juki MO-735 5-Thread Serger with BONUS I WANT IT ALL PACKAGE! Includes: 8 Piece Foot Kit, Serger Tote. 12 Thread Cones, 100 Needles, Instructional DVD!, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of January 2014
Almost 10 reviewers give their input on the Juki MO-735. Although they're not ranked, reviews on this sewing-enthusiast site tend to be detailed and critical. The Juki gets overwhelming positive reviews, with the only issue being its less-than-helpful user manuals. Owners say the machine is very easy to use, once you get used to it.
Review: Sewing Machines, Contributors to PatternReview.com, As of January 2014
There are about seven reviews here for the Juki MO-735, and it earns close to a perfect 5-star rating. It gets great feedback for being easy to use with a lot of great features for the price. Reviewers also say it's fast, powerful and seems durable.
Review: Juki MO-735 5-Thread Serger 2 & 3 Needle Cover Hem w/ FREE BONUS $50 Gift Card, 8-Foot Kit, 12 Thread Cones, 100 Needles, Serger Tote, Instructional DVD & 5 Yr Ext Wnty - Accessory Package Valued at $590!, Contributors to SewingMachinesPlus.com, As of January 2014