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.ProsExcellent results, Uses regular sewing machine needles, QuietConsLearning curve, No auto-thread feature, Manuals hard to use