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Date: 6/21/06 8:01 PM

Is there a list of coverstitch only machine reviews here on PR? If there is, could someone tell me how to get there?

Is there one particular one that everyone seems to like best,
because of the different widths that can be used?


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Date: 6/21/06 8:36 PM

ccris, there are several threads in *Sewing Machines and Sergers Overlockers* on the main Message Board, that discuss CS machines.
A quick search through the subject headings will locate them.
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Date: 6/22/06 0:28 AM

Coverstitch only machines are not all that common yet, and there aren't that many to choose from, but if you scroll down to the bottom of the machine reviews for any given manufacturerer, they are usually listed last, under the sergers.

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Date: 6/22/06 1:04 AM

I think there are several reviews on Bernina's 009 but I don't think it does a triple seam coverhem. You might want to check Brother and Babylock for their Coverlock model reviews and the new Janomes are well reviewed by their owners.

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Date: 6/22/06 2:38 AM

Kylnne2 - I think you've about covered it - Babylock, Bernina, Janome and Brother. Do Juki make one??? The Bernina one is rather old technology these days and I'm unsure if it does more than one coverstitch.

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Date: 6/22/06 7:44 PM

Maree, I know Juki has a combo serger/coverhem machine. They also have a 5 thread serger that does not do coverhem. Juki might have an industrial coverhem model. I don't know, I have never really checked out industrials. There are probably both industrial combos and stand alones, but I have never checked. I think Gigi has an industrial coverhem but I forget the brand.

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Date: 6/22/06 8:14 PM

Yes, I have an industrial - it is a Kansai Special. I like it so much I'm thinking about getting a 2nd one. :-O I used to have the Bernina 009 but wanted to upgrade to a machine that would accept binders.

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Date: 6/22/06 8:20 PM

I've just started to add coverstitch to my commerical sewing and the Bernina 009 was doing OK but then thread breakage wouldn't stop so I jumped over to the Janome Coverpro 1000, same thread and no problems. I'm so in love with the industrial machines but bought the home machines first in an attempt to save $.

Terribly curious Gigi, what second machine are you looking at? BTW Gigi did an entry on industrial machines today on her blog Behind The Seams I drooled appropriately. (Thx, Gigi)

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Date: 6/22/06 9:27 PM


Thanks for the posts. I did check the reviews and only found a few of the coverstitch machines. Now I know why! Just finished reading all 33 pages of the Janome thread. Lots of very good information there, of course, mostly on the Janome. It sounds like a great machine. Does anyone know what the difference is between the Janome 1000 and the Babylock coverstitch only machine? I understand there's a big price difference, but other than that?

Gigi, do you think an industrial coverstitch that takes binders is better than the Janome's or Babylock's? I know you said you have a sewing business, so I'm thinking the industrials will stand up to a lot more wear and tear. They aren't necessarily better. Am I on the right track?

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Date: 6/22/06 9:34 PM

The Janome looks like a small sewing machine, lots of room under the harp. It's very simple and basic.

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