For professional and domestic sewing, you need not only a sewing machine, but also other devices. We have compiled the TOP of the best Merrylock overlockers and overlockers for 2022 to make your choice easier. The rating includes models with different functionality and with a different number of modes, differing in power, number of threads and other characteristics.
The best overlocks
Overlock is designed to secure the edges after stitching two fabrics. It allows you to overcast the seams in such a way that they do not fray, do not unravel and do not diverge. The device will be required by everyone who sews products and wants them to look decent, even turned inside out.
Overlocker with differential feed. It has manual control of the thread tension, allows you to control the degree of pressing the fabric and the width of its cut. Provides for turning off the knife. Designed for 3 and 4 strands. Allows you to perform 8 types of operations and 2 types of seams: rolled and flatlock. Works on needle 130/705H (HA x1SP). Makes stitches 1-4mm (width 5-7mm). The presser foot rises up to 6 mm. On the case it has a color marking that helps in threading. Has a storage compartment for accessories. Illumination is performed by a 15 watt bulb. It is completed with a case, a pedal, a tray for garbage. It has a handle that makes it easy to carry the equipment, as it weighs 8.5 kg. The maximum speed is 1300 stitches per minute. Power 90 W.
- build quality;
- soft smooth running;
- good line;
- stitches are conveniently adjustable;
- high-quality lighting;
- works on any fabrics;
- acceptable sewing speed;
- good equipment from the company.
- it is not easy to thread the looper correctly;
- hard to adjust the thread tension;
- not very informative guide for beginners.
The best coverlocks
Overlock is a more advanced modification of the overlock. In fact, it combines its functions and the sewing machine. Allows you to simultaneously grind and overcast seams, cut off excess, bend the ends at the neck and along the bottom of the product. It is distinguished by the presence of three loopers, performing a larger number of operations.
Carpetlock small size 30x29x36 cm. The fabric is fed differentially. The cutting width and the degree of pressing the material can be adjusted manually, the knife can be turned off. The looper is loaded automatically. Performs 20 operations. Allows you to use 2, 3, 4 or 5 threads at the same time. Makes rolled and cover stitches, flatlock, chain stitch. Needle type 2022. Makes lines of 1-4 mm, 2-9 mm wide. The presser foot can be raised up to 5 mm. Includes soft case, pedal, handle and trash tray. The markings on the case are colored as a hint for threading. 15W light bulb. Total power 100W. Sewing speed 1300sti/min. Weight 8.7 kg.
- good equipment,
- the move is soft, quiet;
- easy threading;
- many lines;
- simplicity and ease of setup;
- flat seams;
- the ability to make a five-thread line;
- sews different fabrics.
- slows down on the folds of the fabric;
- not a convenient transition from an overlock to a stitcher (you need to re-thread the threads);
- speed is not adjustable (jumps a little during operation);
- thick fabrics do not pass under the foot.
The best cover stitching machines
The task of the sewing machine is to grind the seams of knitted fabric. Capable of creating flat seams on stretch fabrics that are not available with conventional sewing machines.
Sewing machine with standard dimensions: 30x36x29 cm. Provides for differential feed. Allows you to adjust the thread tension, pressing the fabric and cutting width. There is a knife switch. The looper refuels itself. Works on 2 and 3 threads. Performs 4 operations. Makes a cover stitch and a chain stitch. Stitches can be 1-4mm (3-7mm wide). Needle type EL x 705. The presser foot can be raised by 5 mm. Illumination occurs with a 15 watt bulb. The device has a handle for easy portability and a pedal to turn it on. Has a case and a capacious tray. Power 100W. Speed 1300 sti/min. Weight 7.9 kg.
- small sizes;
- work moderately quiet;
- smooth beautiful lines;
- adjustable settings;
- safe (does not sew when the compartment is open);
- excellent accessories;
- good choice for the price.
- skips stitches (in reviews, users advise changing settings);
- for each type of matter, you need to set the clamp, tension and other parameters;
- For some, the height of the foot is not enough.
Merrylock Cover Stitch Auto
It differs from the previous model by automatic thread tensioning and the presence of a piercing force stabilizer. You can sew with 2-4 threads. Working operations 5. Stitch width 1-5 mm, length 1-4 mm. Has a compartment for accessories. Works with another type of needle — 130/705 H (HA x 1SP). It has a higher power of 120 watts.
- quiet work;
- the lines are neat, beautiful;
- high sewing speed;
- copes with different fabrics;
- convenient to fill the lower looper;
- rich equipment.
- automatic tension is the choice of one of the programs;
- for each type of fabric you need to change all the settings;
- can be naughty due to the different weight of the spools of thread;
- the thread breaks, skips stitches (in the reviews it is advised to swap full and empty spools to get rid of the problem).