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Juki mo-655 vs Juki mo-734
$$$ Is there that much difference?
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Date: 7/6/12 7:39 PM

Both of these sergers seem to have many of the same features/stitches, but the Juki mo-734 is several hundreds of dollars more. Is it worth the difference or does the Juki mo-655 do basically all the same things just at a better price? As far as I can tell, the biggest difference is in the way the machines are threaded sice the 655 has knobs and the 734 doesn't. Is that worth that much more $$?. Is one more solid/less plasticy than the other or something? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Thanks! =) Angie

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Date: 7/6/12 11:56 PM

Here are the features listed for both machines, as well as the price I've seen them listed. I'll post below this one leaving only the things that are different between the two machines to make it easier to distinguish between the two machines. By the way, this is my first post. I'm new to sewing but I think I'm going to like it! I want a good machine because whatever I get will likely be with me a loooong time. Thus, I'd appreciate the wisdom of the members of this board. Thanks! Angie =)

Juki MO-734DE Serger features: at $899
Cut/Sew/Finish in one operation
Lay in type thread tension slots
Color coded threading
Automatic looper threading
Slit type molded looper threading paths
Adjustable stitch length (external)
Adjustable differential feed (external)
Adjustable lower knife
Retractable upper knife
Automatic rolled hemming
Automatic needle threader
2/3 thread conversion cap
Wide overedge width: (5 - 9mm)
5mm high presser foot lift
Sewing light
Micro safety switch
1500 stitches per minute
Stitch Length up to 4mm
Standard: 2.5mm
Overlocking Width: Left Needle: 7mm / Right Needle: 5mm
2mm rolled hem
Differential feed: 0.7 : 2.0 Ratio
Uses #11 - #14 machine needles
Dimensions: 300 (W) x 260 (D) x 290 (H) mm
Weight: 9kg (19.9 lbs)


Juki MO-655 Serger Features: At $599
Snap on presser feet
Color coded thread paths
Disengaging loopers
Fast, easy threading
Built in rolled hemming
2/3/4/5 thread options
Industrial tension system
Industrial cutting system
Built in sewing guage for accurate seams
Fast 2-thread conversion
Micro safety switch
1500 stitches per minute
Stitch Length up to 4mm
Standard: 2.5mm
Overlocking Width: Left Needle: 8mm / Right Needle: 4mm
Chainstitch: 10mm
Rolled hem: 2mm
Differential feed: 0.7 : 2.0 Ratio
5mm presser foot lift

Dimensions: 315mm x 345mm x 295mm
Weight: 15.5 lbs
Uses #11~#14 machine needles



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Date: 7/7/12 0:00 AM

I compared the two listings and removed everything that matched to make it easier to see what the differences are between the two machines. As I already admitted, I'm new to this sewing game, so there may be other things here that are the same but they may have used different wording to make it appear to be a big difference. Help in figuring this out would be appreciated. =)

Juki MO-734DE Serger features: at $899
Cut/Sew/Finish in one operation
Lay in type thread tension slots
Automatic looper threading
Slit type molded looper threading paths
Adjustable stitch length (external)
Adjustable differential feed (external)
Adjustable lower knife
Retractable upper knife
Automatic rolled hemming
Automatic needle threader
2/3 thread conversion cap
Wide overedge width: (5 - 9mm)
Sewing light
Overlocking Width: Left Needle: 7mm / Right Needle: 5mm
Dimensions: 300 (W) x 260 (D) x 290 (H) mm
Weight: 9kg (19.9 lbs)

Juki MO-655 Serger Features: At $599
Snap on presser feet
Disengaging loopers
Fast, easy threading
Built in rolled hemming
2/3/4/5 thread options
Industrial tension system
Industrial cutting system
Built in sewing guage for accurate seams
Fast 2-thread conversion
Overlocking Width: Left Needle: 8mm / Right Needle: 4mm
Chainstitch: 10mm
Dimensions: 315mm x 345mm x 295mm
Weight: 15.5 lbs

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Date: 7/7/12 0:06 AM

By the way, apparently, I joined this site back in 2005! I bought a sewing machine then but didn't have an opportunity to learn how to sew then. I'm just now taking a class and despite being a long time member (and posting a response to a review today), this is my first post. 7 years...

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Date: 7/7/12 0:38 AM

One would have "cover stitch" capability built in and the other one not. So, I think that is the biggest difference. So, the more expensive one is the one that has that. Cover stitch is that kind of stitching made with a looper that is on the bottom hems and sleeve hems of a lot of knit T-shirts and other knit clothes, and from the top side looks like two tracks of straight stitch, but on the reverse side looks more a like a serger looper stitch.

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Date: 7/7/12 1:06 AM

Some differences between the 655 and 734 are..the 655 is a 5 thread machine and can do a 5 thread safety stitch and does a chain stitch but it does not do cover hems.
The 734 is a 4 thread machine and also no cover hems.
To spend a bit more instead of getting the 734 you could go with the 735 which is a 5 thread model and get not only your regular serged stitches but also chain and 2 thread and 3 thread coverhems.

The Juki 644 and 654 are also considered to be good basic 4 thread models that you might wish to consider and cost a bit less. These models also have knob tensions and not the lay in type of tensions.
-- Edited on 7/7/12 1:13 AM --

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