Juki MO-50E is not a serger without limitations. But it does a decent job even among those limitations. A dependable serger for sure.
Juki MO-50E 3/4 Thread Serger Features
- 3/4 thread serging
- Differential feed
- Built-in rolled hemming
- Lay-in tension
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Juki MO-50E Review
MO-50E is a low end serger from Juki, designed for those who are looking for advanced features at a reasonable price. You clearly can’t say that this is the least expensive serger you can get in US. But its affordable price and positive feedback from users make it worth having a look. For those who haven’t heard about Juki, Juki is a Japanese manufacturer of industrial sewing machines. They have their presence worldwide. Actually some of the popular sewing machine brands in US, use parts made by Juki in their machines. Now let us focus on MO-50E.
Juki MO-50E is a 3/4 serger and it is the first ever basic Juki serger that has lay-in tension. You normally get lay-in tensions on all high end machines, now it seems Juki has decided to try it in low end sergers as well. The main advantage of lay-in tension over the knobs is that it is much easier than the later. This serger has a powerful motor capable of delivering 1300 stitches/min.
MO-50E can sew
- 4 Thread Overlock
- 3 Thread Overlock
- 3 Thread Flatlock
- 3 Thread Rolled Hem
- 3 Thread Narrow Overlock
The stitch length can be adjusted between 1-4mm. It has built-in automatic rolled hemming feature. It comes with differential feed. Other features of MO-50E are
- Built-in Automatic Lower Looper Threader
- Adjustable Cutting Width
- Adjustable Lower Knife
- Retractable upper knife
- Adjustable Differential Feed
- Built-in waste container
- Convenient foot-lifting handle
- Snap-on feet
- Sewing light
The seger seems to be quieter than most other machines in the price category. It is pretty stable, it doesn’t move around while in operation. This is not the easiest machine to thread though. Since Juki MO-50E comes with lay-in tension, you need to make sure that you wrap the thread around the top tension button twice to prevent any slip out. Same is the case with any other serger with lay-in tension. It is not a defect, that is the way it works. You will be better of watching some tutorials before threading. The machine does a very good job with thick fabrics like denim.
It doesn’t do free arm sewing. If you are looking for an affordable serger with free arm capability, Brother 1034D would be a good option.
No thread cutter and no presser foot pressure adjustment.
- Reasonable price
- Easy to use
- Good quality stitches
- No free arm
- Slightly difficult to thread
Is It Worth Buying ?
Overall, I am pretty satisfied with the performance of Juki MO-50E. For the price, I think it is good value. But still I doubt whether it will be able to compete with Brother 1034D which has free-arm option and adjustable presser foot pressure. And Brother machine costs few dollars less than Juki. A better price would have made things a lot more interesting.