Juki MO-1000 Serger Review

With Juki MO-1000, you are getting an amazing piece of technology. It is a dream machine for many, but you will have to pay a premium for it.

Juki MO-1000 Main Features

  • 2-3-4 thread serger
  • Jet-Air threading
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Automatic rolled hem
  • Differential feed
  • Retractable knife

Juki MO-1000 Review

Juki MO-1000 Review

Sewing Machine Reviews Recommendation Level : HIGH

Juki MO-1000 is not for the faint-hearted. You have to invest a lot of money to get this machine (if you do, you are getting some cutting edge technology with this finely crafted serger). Since you are investing a huge amount, you must know whether it is really worth or not. MO-1000 is a 2-3-4 thread serger. The highlight and the premium feature of this serger is its threading technology. Juki calls it Jet-Air threading. All you will be doing is follow the thread guide and insert 1 or 2 inch of thread into the hole and push the ‘Air On’ button, and you are done. A sudden gush of air from the motor, threads it for you.

The automatic needle threader will thread the needle in an effortless manner. Juki MO-1000 comes with a disengageable knife, so that you can serge without cutting the fabric. You can disengage the knife with a knob. This serger has a powerful motor capable of delivering 1500 stitches/min (this is pretty much the standard nowadays). Differential feed (0.7-2.0 Ratio) can be adjusted even while sewing. A dial is provided for adjusting the cutting width. Presser foot pressure is also adjustable. The maximum presser foot lift is 8mm, which provides the extra clearance required by bulky fabrics.

A waste collector is provided to collect the cut-off fabric. It seems, the waste collector is kind of an afterthought. It doesn’t fit ergonomically but it is large enough to keep the area clean. An accessory storage compartment is provided inside the cover. Once you remove the side cover, you can access the threading area. An LED bulb illuminates the sewing surface and it does the job quite well.

Stitches available on Juki MO-1000 are

  • 4-thread overlock
  • 3-thread overlock
  • 2-thread overcast
  • 3-thread rolled hem
  • 3-thread narrow overlock
  • Frill 3-thread rolled hem with differential feed
  • 3-thread flatlock

Usability

The biggest nightmare of using a serger is threading. Even though Juki MO-1000 comes with an instructional DVD, you won’t need it for threading. It is that simple. Another thing that you would love about this serger is its stitch quality. Stitches are nice, clean and professional. The stitch quality is top notch on both lightweight and thick fabrics (something that I always look for in a serger). There is no puckering or stuffs like that while sewing fleece. The stitch quality on multiple layers of denim is also very impressive.

Even though Juki MO-1000 doesn’t have automatic tension, you need little adjustment across different types of fabric. Make sure you use quality threads (it makes a difference, trust me). Changeover to rolled hem is quick and easy. The machine is quiet and stable even at high speeds. You will love this machine for the sheer user-friendliness. Even the price is justifiable considering the peace of mind.

Limitations

As I have pointed out earlier, the waste collector is kind of tricky to fit in. It doesn’t always collect all the waste fabrics. Apart from that, there is absolutely nothing to complain.

Pros

  • Easiest threading serger
  • Ease of use
  • Stitch quality
  • Premium build quality
  • Quiet and stable

Cons

  • Waste collector

Is It Worth Buying?

Apart from being an excellent serger, the easy threading of Juki MO-1000 will make life a lot easier. Kudos to Juki for eliminating that big hurdle. It is a dream machine for those who hate threading. The build quality of this serger is top notch. It  is definitely a serger to consider. You are getting a great piece of technology, but yes, you are paying a premium for it. Personally, I have fallen in love with this machine. I am thinking why I didn’t review it earlier.


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