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Seeking info on the new low end Juki sergers, MO-50e and MO-51e?
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Date: 2/19/13 1:56 PM

I keep reading about how fantastic the 600 and 700 series Juki sergers are, but don't know if I can/want to make that big an investment in what is, for me, just a hobby. So I am very intrigued by the 2 new lower end sergers that Juki has just released.
First: I cannot figure out the difference between the MO-50e and the MO-51e, except the price. The 50e is about $250 and the 51e is about $290. Does anyone have a clue what the difference is?
Also very important is the question of quality. can anyone speak to the difference between these models and the 600 series? Even though they are the bottom of the Juki serger line, they have lay-in tension like the 700 series. Is that good or is it asking for trouble?
I'd really appreciate any and all info you Jukilovers may have about these new machines.
Thanks!

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Date: 2/19/13 2:33 PM

I'm not seeing any difference in features other than the MO-51e has seam markings on the front and a cute flower decal. They are both 3/4 thread and cover all the basics. Perfect for a beginner. With lay-in threading just make sure the thread sets in between the tension disks when threading. You may hear a snap sound when doing so. Other than that, not much to worry about.

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Date: 2/20/13 1:10 AM

You get what you pay for. Get the 654. You wont be sorry.

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Date: 2/28/13 11:14 PM

I'm looking at the MO-50e right now. I'd like the 654, but my budget won't allow it.

I want a good beginner serger & had been researching the Brother 1034d vs. the Juki MO-50e. After playing with them both for a while at my local sewing store today, I've decided to go with the Juki. The Juki was definitely smoother & quieter than the Brother & given the good opinions people have of the other Juki machines, I feel confident going with the Juki.

I know this isn't really an answer to your question, but I was happy with the way it sewed. I'm also interested to hear any other opinions.

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Date: 4/13/13 6:47 PM

Have you bought a serger yet? I got on with the same question today. I can't tell the difference between the 50e & the 51e. No luck finding any reviews either. I had been trying to decide between the Janome 7933 and Brother 1034D. But then I saw the Juki and I believe it's probably a nicer machine. Please let me know if you had any luck, if not I may contact a dealer this week and ask some questions. So if you still need info I can come back and post what I hear. But I'd like to know what you decided and what you think of what you got.

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Date: 5/31/13 12:08 PM

Hi There,
Sorry that I am only seeing your question now!
Yes! I bought a Juki MO-634DE on eBay for $200 (including shipping). I LOOOOVE it.
Yes, It's a little hard to thread the lower looper, but it sews like a dream: super smooth, quiet, stable, and even. Plus, I often just tie on the new thread and can avoid threading "from scratch".

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Date: 5/31/13 12:41 PM

Congratulations on finding a good deal! Yep, tie on is the easiest thing to do on the loopers when changing color. You can do it for the needle too. You just have to make sure to stop right before the needle eye.

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Date: 8/26/14 2:48 PM

I became interested in this low end serger and wrote to Juki to find out the difference. Here is the reply -

The MO50E and the MO51E were released to the market at the same time, they are basically the same machine with only changes to the color design. One model was originally released for sale on the internet and the other to be sold in stores however both are now available everywhere.

Great! I went ahead and bought the 50e. Can't wait for it to arrive.

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Date: 8/26/14 2:55 PM

I've found it to be a budget friendly, dependable, easy to use entry machine. We never get them in for repair or problems. You can always upgrade later when you want more! Congratulations!

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Date: 3/7/15 8:31 AM

You win the prize for taking the initiative. I just bought the 50E and it arrived the other day and your reply confirmed that I did the right thing by not paying more for the 51 model. I'll post my review later.

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