A great overlocker!
This overlocker was given to me as a gift. It is the base model of Bernina's overlockers. It is a very sturdy machine, I have found it to be very reliable. It has consistent stitching, does not come unthreaded easily, and once you get the hang of it, is easy to use.
The only annoying thing is that the differential feed dial and stitch length dial are both inside the casing, so not as easy to adjust as higher models.
Hard to access differential feed and stitch length dials.
Easy to use and sews well
I love this overlocker! It was the first that I bought and I couldn't be happier. I've had it for 4 years now and I have not had a problem with it in that time, and I use it on a weekly basis. I find that as long as I pay attention to threading it up correctly it sews perfectly. Any problems that I've had with sewing I can totally attribute to human error; that it, me doing something wrong! The manual is easy to understand and the machine itself it easy to operate. The threading is colour coded which makes it very easy.
Easy to operate; Good Price; Sews really well.
There must be better
I have never liked this machine very much because it malfunctions for no reason. You can be making perfect seams on ordinary knit fabric and then suddenly, it'll stop sewing & the thread will get stuck and bunched up in the metal plate. You'll then waste the next hour having to extract the caught thread and then have to rethread the machine even though there is no evidence to suggest it is not threaded properly. At least the machine is pretty easy to thread but I'm with the other reviewer that you need extra light to do so. I'm in the market for something new and won't be replacing this with another Bernina.
Easy to thread
Malfunctions for no reason
Bernina 800DL overlocker
Hi to all the sewers out there. Have had this machine for 6 years now. After having had various nightmare overlockers prior to this one, the Bernina wins hands down for perfect overlocking seams, ease of use, and does beautiful rolled hems. It has never been a threading nightmare like the others. The only complaint I have is that when it does need threading, I need a table lamp to see inside the machine, as it has such poor lighting. I always turn on the table lamp before I use the machine. I also have bought an industrial spool stand for ...it and use industrial cone threads, and it sews beautifully. I never use the stand it came with, I have stored it away. It works like a charm and have never had any dramas with it, like the other overlockers which drove me to the brink, and gave up on overlocking machines, till I found this Bernina 800DL. Yes I highly recommend this machine to anyone. Thank you Bernina, as I can have professional finishes on my garments. It's reliability to sew precisely every time, also its professional looking flat seams. Very poor lighting.
Questions & Answers
I am having an issue with the red thread, whilst sewing it comes out of the hole in the lower looper (9 in threading instructions), it doesn't break and is still connected to all other threads up top, but the overlocking stitches stop, I just have four straight threads on top.
It goes straight from no. 8 threading instruction to join the other threads above.
How does it keep coming out of the no 9 threading hole without breaking?
Hi i got a 700D but i lost the book ..i forgot how to set the stitches can u help me please
Hi there - Try this link for the manual: https://www.bernina.com/en-AU/SupportData/BERNINA-Nah-und-Stickmaschinen/Overlocker/Manuals/700D-800DL/Instruction-Manual-700D_800DL_EN_DE_FR_ES.
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