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Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Juki MO654 vs MO644 ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Date: 4/14/12 11:34 PM

I have the Juki M)654D. I work at a dealer and we are soon to be carrying Juki. I know that this has been addressed before-I thinkbut if so, I can't find it. SO what are the differences between the two?

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Date: 4/14/12 11:49 PM

Off the top of my head, I believe the 654 (which I have) has the safety feature that it wont run without the door/latches being closed. That's the only difference I can remember:)

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Date: 4/14/12 11:52 PM

The 644 is Juki's Garnet line and the 654 is in Juki's Pearl line of sergers.
According to the Allbrands site the difference between the two models is that the 654 has external knobs on the right side of the serger for adjusting the differential feed and stitch length and it comes with the 2 thread adapter where the adapter is an optional purchase with the 644.
The 654 is usually priced about $100 more than the 644 from what I have seen on different websites.
ETA: a good selling point is that these sergers are considered the most reliable brand of sergers, also according to Allbrands.
Juki made the first Babylock serger models for home use designed from their commercial models. It is my understanding that Juki sergers still use industrial metals in their loopers and knives. I think the main foot that comes on these 2 sergers is also an all purpose type of foot..with grooves and holes etc. for specialty types of serging.
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Date: 4/15/12 10:14 PM

I can't comment on or answer your questions but wanted to mention that I am brand new to serging. I bought the 644-D sight unseen, never having used a serger before and I absolutely love it. I find it so user friendly, even threading is pretty straightforward. For your customers on a budget (like me) or just beginner's not wanting to shell out too much money, it's the perfect serger.

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Date: 4/15/12 11:08 PM

I'm not sure of the differences but I own the Juki 654DE. From what I do understand though is that the Pearl line of sergers are their TOL.

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Date: 4/17/12 11:11 AM

I have the Juki 644D. There are only a few differences between the 2 machines, with the 654D being the more advanced and more expensive. The 654D has the differential feed knob and the stitch length knob on the right side of the machine, those are both located inside the lower left door on the 644D. The 654D has little levers that disengage the loopers for easier threading. The knife adjustment knob in the 654D has numbers on it so you know what setting you are putting it on (the 644 just has a plain white wheel that you turn to adjust the cutting width) the 2/3 thread selector comes with the 654D and is an optional purchase with the 644D.

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Date: 4/17/12 9:54 PM

Great info describing the differences. The one thing I'd like to change about the 644 if I could would be to have numbers on the knife adjustment knob. It hasn't been an issue thus far, but it sure would be convenient to have something there to go by, instead of just the plain white knob.

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Date: 4/27/12 7:07 PM

Has anyone noticed that the latest Juki MO654 and 644 look somewhat different? It seems as if the side door can now open up all the way and that the 644 now comes with the safety feature that the 654DE has. I saw it online while looking at the features and noticed that the pictures had changed on some websites.
Can't exactly remember where I saw it. (When I do, I'll post it).

I don't know if anything else has changed, but I hope that the reliability of these sergers has not.

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Date: 4/29/12 2:57 PM

I also have the Juki MO654. I bought it from Allbrands, and I LOVE IT> It is easy to thread. I am still learning how to use all its features but so far so good. I also got all the feet that come with the machine.
I really do not know the difference between the two machines.

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