SiRUBA HSO-747D review

SiRUBA HSO-747D is a ‘You Get What You Pay For’ kind of a machine. Good for basic stuffs but not user-friendly. You really can’t expect a lot from this machine.



SiRUBA HSO-747D Serger – Main Features

  • 2 Needles and convertible 3 or 4 thread
  • Differential feed mechanism
  • Micro safety switch
  • Portable

SiRUBA HSO-747D Review

SiRUBA HSO-747D review

Sewing Machine Reviews Recommendation Level : MODERATE

Some people might not even heard about Siruba. Honestly, I didn’t know about this brand until I learned that HSO-747D is one among the top selling sergers in U.S. Siruba is a Taiwanese company which manufactures overlock and chainstitch sewing machines. They have already made their presence felt in 80 countries around the world including United States. It is the least expensive serger I have come across until now. I haven’t considered those cheap, poor sergers which you can get for $100. Out of the ‘Top 10 Best Sergers Available In U.S’, this one ranks 9th. It is also the least expensive in the list.

To be honest with you, I had some doubts in mind about the brand Siruba. It looked more Chinese to me, so I decided to do a detailed review by checking each and every aspect of this serger. SiRUBA HSO-747D is a two needle convertible 3 or 4-thread serger. It features a color coded threading chart to make threading easy. There is one good feature called micro safety switch, which prevents the machine from sewing when the front cover is opened.

This serger does have a differential feed mechanism. You can adjust it from 0.7mm to 2.0mm. Unlike other sergers which have a dial for differential feed adjustment, this one has a knob. You can convert this machine to free arm by removing the support bed. Tension can be adjusted using the dial. For providing consistent stitch quality on all types of fabrics, this machine is equipped with an adjustable presser foot. This machine has a very impressive motor which is capable of delivering 1300 stitches/min. The sewing speed control is achieved with the help of a foot pedal.

The cutter width is 5.5mm – 6.5mm (Left) and 3.5mm – 4.5mm (Right). The stitch length can be adjusted from 1mm-5mm. A sewing light is provided for working in the dark.  This machine weighs just 12 pounds. It is the lightest serger I have reviewed until now.

Is It Worth Buying?

SiRUBA HSO-747D doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of a high end Brother or Singer serger. It has some good features for its price. It does a reasonable job with different kinds of fabrics. It comes threaded in the box. As it has a poor user manual, threading is always difficult for beginners. Watch some YouTube videos for help. Amidst the threading trouble, you will find this serger useful for basic stuffs.

Limitations

One real bummer is the fact that it doesn’t have a good warranty. It is just 1 year whereas almost all other sergers in U.S market comes with 25 year limited warranty. May be the manufactures themselves believe that this machine is good for just a year.

The user manual is awful. Search on internet for tutorials and you will breathe a lot easier.

The quality of plastic used on this machine is quite poor. You can’t really expect more from a low cost machine.

Being a basic, low cost machine, it doesn’t have a cover stitch. Actually, most entry level sergers do not have cover stitch.

Pros

  • Good for basic needs
  • Sturdy motor
  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Warranty cover is not great
  • Poor user manual
  • Cheap plastic

Verdict

Initially most people bought this serger thinking that they could discard it,  if it doesn’t work as it doesn’t cost much. But once they bought it, they realized that it is not that bad a machine for the price.  Stitch quality wise this machine is not bad, but it is not a user-friendly one. It is a ‘You Get What You Pay For’ kind of a machine.

Let me break it down for you. If quality, performance and user friendliness is your priority, forget this machine. Buy this one, if you are so budget conscious that you can’t spend few extra dollars on a Brother 1034D, which tops our list of ‘Top 10 Best Sergers Available In U.S’.