Baby Lock Ovation Serger Review
- Adjustment-free Stitching: The Ovation has no tension dials or controls because the tension is adjusted automatically.
- Multiple Needles: With five needles ready to go, this serger produces some of the most beautiful
- Automatic Threading: Also includes color-coded, single antennae featuring thread guides.
- Vibrations: At the highest setting on the variable speed control, there is some slight vibrating.
- High Price: This is a high-end machine designed for experienced users.
- No instructional DVD: Purchase of this serger includes a comprehensive owner’s manual.
Where to Find the Best Value
The Ovation by Baby Lock not only features eight-thread capabilities, it includes the largest work area of all home sergers on the market. Additional innovations include a presser foot knee lifter, an astonishing number of stitch options and six brilliant LED lights. In addition to a consistently outstanding level of performance, the Ovation offers experienced users impeccable seam, overlock and decorative stitches, blinding speed, one-touch threading and automatic tension adjustment.
In addition to being able to perform 2 to 8 thread serging, the Ovation includes 87 different stitch options. From the finest rolled hemming to decorating with the proprietary Wave Stitch, you’ll never tire of trying new combinations. The stitch length varies between 0.75 mm and 4 mm and the stitch width is from 1.5 mm to 7.5 mm. The quality of the stitching, even at the highest speed control setting, is well-formed, secure and even.
Speed: 1,500 Stitches per minute
Light: 6 LEDs
Weight: 27.34 lbs.
Dimensions: 13.5 inches in height by 19.3 inches wide
ExtraordinAir™ Threading System
Even when using all eight threads at once, the automatic threading system smoothly and efficiently runs every thread all the way through the machine and out the other end without any effort on your part. And if a thread only goes halfway through, the press of a button will instantly finish the process.
Automatic Thread Delivery™ System
The automatic thread delivery system ensures never having to stop and adjust the thread tension again. The system produces balanced, even stitches on a wide variety of fabrics and layers. The ATDS also allows you to thread the lower loopers in whichever order you prefer. The machine also features a special bypass port for use when using special or decorative threads.
Extra Work Space
With a full 5 inches of free space to the right of the needle, there’s plenty of room for maneuvering oversized projects or maneuvering fabric when applying decorative stitching to various fabrics.
Presser Foot Knee Lifter and Lever
Being able to raise the presser foot by using your kneed to move a lever means your hands are free, especially when working with delicate or heavy fabrics or applying intricate decorative stitches. In addition, an easily-accessed presser foot lever is located at the front of the serger so you can make fast adjustments while working.
Full-Feature Differential Feed
The patented differential feed consistently delivers a perfect 2:1 ratio for producing stunning, even ruffles and lettuce-edge finishes on any fabric, including lightweight knits.
The Ovation carries a limited 25-year manufacturer’s warranty on machine defects, a 10-year warranty on a 10-year warranty on parts, a 5-year warranty on all electrical components and a 1-year warranty on labor.
This high-end, multi-functional machine opens a world of creative possibilities to even the most experienced serger user. The patented 8-7-6-thread capability ensures you’ll never tire of the possibilities at your fingertips. And being able to chain-off cover stitches allows you to design and create your own trim and embellishments. In short, the Baby Lock Ovation is a wonder of technology and thoughtful design.