Juki MO-1000 Serger, Push Button Jet Air Looper Threader Review
The Juki Mo 1000 is a 2/3/4 thread with two types of needle sergers. It’s probably the most useful serger out on the market today, suited for people’s homes. After taking a quick look, we have learned that the Mo 1000 looks similarly to any other serger out there that has been developed solely for home usage. Each time you open up that looper cover, it bears a different look and feel to it.
Instead of the thread maze that people have gotten used to when they take a look at the inside of the cover you will, instead find two holes in the Mo 1000 which are meant for inserting thread in. You will also find a switch to turn the air either off or on, as well as a color-coded threading chart that is supposed to talk about the threading process as a whole, in pictures and words.
The necessary serging supplies, which includes tools like screwdrivers and lint brushes, can be stored inside a looper cover.
The Mo 1000’s features include an automatic needle threader, an adjustable differential feed, an under-looper 2/3 thread converter, a big throat area, a retractable table, a presser foot lift that measures up to 8 millimeters, a retractable blade, an automatic rolled hem, a changeable presser foot pressure, and a cut with its own adjusting dial. Other features include a finger guard, and a thread trimmer. Compared to sewing machines, sergers do not exactly contain that many features due to its size.
As its name suggests, threading on the Juki Mo 1000 Easy Threader is exactly that. It’s easy and simple at the same time. We couldn’t actually believe just how quick the entire process was. The only thing that you will need here is to place in at least nine to twelve inches of thread right inside the correct openings, then press the ‘air’ button.
The lower looper threads will be sent right through the loopers. And instantly, the serger is ready to start working. Threading the upper loopers are the same thing – All you have to do is to follow the following guides, and the threader will take care of the rest.
The differential feed as well as the stitching length controls are all located on the right side of the serger. This makes it easy for you to quickly switch the length of the stitches, or obtain the best kind of curves without having to stop your work.
The Mo 1000 has the ability to create over seven kinds of stitches. Namely: 1.) 2/3/4 threading overlocks, 2.) 3-thread narrow overlock, 3.) 3-thread flatlock, 4.) 3-thread rolled hem, 5.) A frilled 3-thread rolled hem with the help of various feeds.
In regards to this review, we have used a four-thread overlocking stitch with the serger. These stitches are perfectly formed, very tight, and secured. There’s one serger trick that is meant to bring together both sides of the overlocking stitches to create a ladder stitch.
Even though we were able to finish the technique in itself, it took twice the amount of effort than needed when it came to working together with other sergers.
You can use the Mo 1000 on the following fabrics: Natural fibers (like cotton, wool, and linen), Fine fabrics (such as velvet, satin, taffeta, and silk), Knits, Synthetic fabrics (ex. polyester and rayon), upholstery fabrics, suede, and leather. It can also be used on rubber and plastic.
The serger is equipped with the following accessories: Seven types of snap-on presserfeet, a blind stitch, an elasticator, beading, cording, piping, gathering, a standard, a lint brush for cleanups, a screwdriver, a thread cutter, an instructional DVD, and an owner’s manual.
When people who work at Juki made the decision to completely expand their line of sergers and sewing machines exclusively for home use, they definitely won’t skimp out on some highly important aspects. These are the reasons why Juki is known as one of the most trusted names in regards to sergers and industrial sewing machines alike.
The Juki Mo 1000 is not just highly sturdy, it also runs quietly. You won’t feel any vibrations whatsoever. Plenty of people oftentimes feel a tad bit frustrated when it comes to sergers in general, since plenty of them are so hard to thread. The whole threading process that comes with the Mo 1000 will surely make this the best kind of threader for rookie sewers. One of the more challenging things when it comes to working alongside a serger was the whole theading process, and Juki is proud to announce that the Mo 1000 has gotten rid of that obstacle.
The quality of the stitches, and the simplicity of setting up the machine, as well as its tons of safety features, are the only included benefits for rookie sewers, alongside the seasoned home sewer.
We actually do know several individuals out there who have been sewing using sergers for decades now, and have already given up on utilizing their older sergers, just because they have grown pretty tired of all the work that is dealt with during the entire threading process.
There’s little doubt that after they learn just how easy it is to thread the Mo 1000, they will end up reconsidering their choice of moving straight forward without the need of purchasing a serger for their homes.
The Juki Mo 1000 is highly recommended for rookie sewers. But because of the sharpness of the blade, we’re not exactly certain if this whole thing would be an excellent choice for parents who want to teach their children to sew – Especially if they’re 10 years old and younger.
We would definitely suggest the Juki Mo 1000 for children who are 11 years old and older – Such as preteens, teenagers, young adults, and seniors who enjoy sewing and are currently in the market searching for a brand new serger.
The Mo 1000 contains seven kinds of stitching options. The motor runs smoothly and quietly. The machine is the perfect choice for you, especially if you want to use just one serger for dozens of years ahead.
According to the official Juki Website, the company’s motto is ‘Juki is coming home’. And in our honest opinion, this motto fits them perfectly. We’re certainly glad that Juki is now concentrating more on the needs of people who prefer sewing at their own homes instead of businesses.
The Mo 1000 has got to be one of the most dependable sergers in the entire world. But what’s great about this is that Juki has never really sacrificed any of the technological superiority and quality that the company has built upon.
Another great feature of the Mo 1000 is its jet-air loopers. With this, you no longer have to let those thread colors in your serger determine the shade of your upcoming garments. This feature works very nicely, and is well-loved by its owners. There are several needle threaders as well.
The machine is both lightweight and easy to assemble, but there were certain aspects to it that its owners didn’t like too much. Two of these problems were fixable, but the others weren’t. Some of its owners do prefer a machine that contained better lighting, and won’t vibrate too much around the sewing table.
The Mo 1000 is actually a good serger despite its low pricing. We’re pretty certain why Juki’s line of sergers and sewing machines are highly popular. First off, the sergers are lightweight, easy to assemble, and make near-perfect seams on fabrics. Contrary to the horror stories that people have had in regards to threading sergers, threading the Mo 1000 is very easy. Juki’s own sergers and sewing machines are all great since they contain threading guides that have tiny guide dots in them, so its users won’t feel too confused about which part goes where.
Perhaps the only con here was that there was an obvious lack of space in between the knife and the foot. There’s a knife cover that goes on right up towards the edge of the foot, and each time you remove it, the machine will lock as some sort of safety precaution.
It also makes it nearly impossible for you to lift up that presser foot, and include certain materials beneath the knife to give them a head start. This could be a handy trick when you’re about to make several seams, especially when you’re dealing with bulky knits or slippery knits. If you place any of these fabrics beneath the head of a serger foot and let these feed dogs pull it beneath them, then the topside of the layer will get pushed back, causing the seam itself to misalign.
There were still several things that have bothered owners about the machine, including the amount of adjusting you will need to fix the presser foot pressure’s thread tension, and the feed in order to get the mesh knits to stop itself from twisting.
- Has a built-in rolled hem
- The color-coded threading guides are easy to follow
- User-friendly lower looper construction
- Not too many stitching options