Perhaps I'm a creature of habit because I really love my old heavy red and cream metal Tru-lock serger best, she's only 3 thread (so old). I love my mechanical Bernina so much that I leave my Bernina Activa 220 sitting on a shelf......Would I purchase the Elna 745 again? I'm not really sure I think I would have liked to have tried more brands first (I didn't I just bought it). The problem with this machine there is very little back up for it here......I use the Internet for information mostly. I just wish there were Elna 745 specific classes here so I could run her through her paces and know I was doing it right. Really all I needed was a 5 thread overlocker I didn't need the cover hem feature as I have the Janome 1000CP for that. It was the 5 thread and the blanket stitch that sold me (I stiil haven't used the blanket stitch).
You can find reviews from other sewers on the Elna 745 Overlocker here. The international Elna site here also gives you a lot of information on Elna, Overlockers and accessories .
|A robust heavy machine...not a light weight|
Not easy to lift and carry about....
Where you put your hands is akward
you get tangled up in the cotton...
Not a segrer you would take to classes easily
|Great feature tilting needle clamp...|
|Easy visual instruction on machine for different stitches|
|Instruction booklet a bit confusing|
Photos very soft not so clear and crisp
Hard to see if you are looking for the visual
|Why didn't I think of this before...|
How come I've never seen them are they new?