Singer 14HD854 Pro Speed Overlock Review
- User Friendly: The Singer 14HD854 Pro Speed Overlock Machine is relatively easy to learn to thread and operate.
- Lay-In Threading: The easily followed colour-coded threading system removes threading frustrations.
- Quiet Operation: The sturdy metal construction and weight of this overlocker prevent vibrations and noise.
- No Automatic Features: This Singer model is a manual overlocker.
- Thread Breakage: Some owners report low-grade overlocker threads tend to break when the machine is being operated.
Where to Find the Best Value
- User Friendly
- Lay-In Threading
- Quiet Operation
While this is a mechanical overlocker, Singer included some time-saving features in this reasonably-priced model. In addition to the adjustable differential feed system, the handy free arm feature and retractable upper knife blade allow you to swiftly customize every project. Also, the colour-coded lay-in threading system and the accompanying instructional DVD make it easy to learn to thread and use this model. The generous work area and bright LED light ensure easy handling and sewing of all fabric types.
The Singer 14HD854 Pro Speed includes 6 built-in stitch options with the ability to further customize them for your needs. In addition to 2-, 3- and 4- thread overlock stitches, the 14HD854 Overlocker Pro enables you to produce a 2-thread rolled hem stitch, a 3-thread flatlock stitch and 3- and 4-thread stretch mock safety stitches. Stitch length and width are also adjustable between 1.0mm and 4.0mm and 1.5mm to 6.7mm, respectively. Presser foot height is adjustable between 4.5mm and 5.0mm.
Speed: 1,300 stitches per minute
Weight: 7.38 Kg
Dimensions: 37.5 cm by 32 cm by 31 cm
Free Arm Option
It’s a breeze to work on sleeves, trouser legs and delicate or smaller custom projects on the 14HD854 Pro Overlocker. Exposing the free arm for use is simple: merely slide the cloth plate to the left and remove it from the machine while pressing a button that frees the plate from the overlocker.
Adjustable Differential Feed
This fully adjustable feed system ensures a smooth, even fabric feed on all fabric types and thicknesses. This feature also protects against fabric puckering or snagging. The adjustable settings also protect “bias cut” and stretchy fabrics from becoming overly stretched while stitching. The differential feed works in perfect concert with the adjustable tension function to create perfect stitches.
Extended Cutting Blade
This retractable cutting blade is nearly 60 percent larger than knives on other models. This enlarged blade cuts all types of fabric quickly and evenly. You can easily drop the blade beneath the sewing surface when you do not wish to cut selvage edges as you stitch.
Singer offers a 2-year manufacturer’s guarantee on manufacturing defects, electrical components and parts replacements with the purchase of this overlocker model.
This user-friendly, heavy-duty Singer 14HD854 Pro Speed overlocker includes enough features for those new to this sewing skill and more experienced users. Learning to master threading the machine and making tension adjustments is easy thanks to the comprehensive owner’s manual and accompanying instructional DVD. The colour-coded threading system also removes frustrations when first threading the machine. It creates even, secure stitches on all fabric types and thicknesses and the adjustable differential feed prevents many common sewing problems. If you are interested in a well-made, affordable overlocker, the sturdy Singer 14HD854 Pro Speed Overlock Machine is an excellent sewing tool that will serve you well for years.