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Elna 792D

Elna 792D

2.6 from 15 reviews



15 reviews

    PeterSydney, NSW

    • Verified purchase

    absolute crap machine


    had previous overlocker for 25 years - bought elna 792d 3 weeks ago and it is SO badly designed it takes 30 minutes to thread it - you need a special hook that they don't provide, although it's mentioned in the instructions and was not sold by the retailer. It can be threaded without it but it's way too hard without a microscope and then the thread breaks - my old machine was soooo much easier and I had thought the technology would have improved since then - DO NOT THROW YOUR MONEY AWAY ON THIS MACHINE

    Date PurchasedNov 2018

    Love love love my Elna's (yes plural )

    Date PurchasedApr 2015



    Hi iam new to the overlocker for me it's ok. But I keep breaking needles now having a hard time finding the recommended needles went to spotlight and no luck. Anyone recommend where I can get the correct needles. I have looked on line but very confusing for me. Anyone?????

    Date PurchasedDec 2017
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    BezzamummaSouth East Queensland, QLD

    • 2 reviews

    Difficult to thread


    Lower thread regularly breaks and really diffucult to thread. Very hard to reach...very frustrating. Tension spools don't hold tension very well. I spent ages trying to figure out what was wrong but finally worked out there was no tension despite correct treading. Apparently you have to jiggle thread a certain way. Brand names hold no value anymore. Can't recommend.

    Date PurchasedMay 2016


    Never recommend this product


    I bought my overlocker from spotlight about four years ago. Ive had mostly a good experience until i tried to replace my needle plate. Spotlight are not supplied accessories from elna any more. I contacted the company direct but they won't supply parts. I found a dealer close to my home and they ordered the part. Im still waiting from 9/6/17. I contacted elna again and they directed me back to the dealer. Frustrated! I will never purchase an elna machine again. Very bad after sale service. Surely it doesn't take that long to produce and deliver a part.

    Date PurchasedAug 2017


    Crap machine


    Eveytime i use my elna overlocker machine either the cotton breaks or my needles break,not a good machine.i bought a second hand singer overlocker and it is great, will never buy a elna again and will advise others against it, i have heard the same complaints as mine time and time again.

    Date PurchasedJan 2017

    Pay for a cheap product equals purchasing nothing but trouble


    Very disappointed . First time using it I broke 7 needles . Returned it to spotlight hoping to return it and upgrade to a more expensive one. No luck as it is a warranty issue so needs to go back to Elna. I'm in the middle of a project with a granddaughter due any day and now have to wait for Elna to repair the machine. Not Happy Jan

    Date PurchasedFeb 2017
    Old sewer

    Old sewerDarwin

    • Verified purchase

    Will be getting a refund on this one


    I've had this overlocker for 2 months and have broken 8 needles and used reels of thread just trying to get the tension right. It looks fine on the top but when you turn the fabric over it's very loopy. I've been sewing for 47 years and I've never had such a problem machine. I can see why it's been discontinued, I wish I had read the reviews before I purchased

    Date PurchasedJul 2016

    SandiPerth, WA

    Threading underlooper very difficult

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    • 5 reviews

    Bad experience


    Had this machine for one week only and never got to use it. The lower looper threads snapped as soon as you tried to sew. After spending two whole days threading the machine correctly, consulting the provided instructions and watching Youtube videos on threading - I totally failed to get this machine working. Took it back to where I purchased it and they sent it in for repairs. I now totally dislike this machine and only want my money back - which remains to be seen, The bad thing is that I am still paying off my credit card purchase for this machine which I have never been able to use. BTW I am not a beginner serger operator either, it was purchased as a back-up machine to save time changing over threads, stitches etc.

    Love my new overlocker!

    Romina CV

    Romina CVSydney

    Very nice product


    This machine is perfect for people who just need plain overlocking rather than complicated designs. It is simple to use and thread and is great for beginners!


    ShaliniMelbourne, Victoria

    Good just as over locker only


    It's simple in threading after practice,I bought and learnt using on my own no classes.i had problem with thread tension and after my first time threading without changing tension it gave me a trouble to understand but I got a help through product review site.then I tried changing dials and finally my problem of loose bottom thread coming wAs solved.thus,matter of trial an error.
    Good over locker.bought it cheaper than other ones in a sale.
    Thread breaks many times and you will never understand until you practice reading manual.

    Mint Epiphany

    Mint EpiphanyCairns, Far North Queensland

    • 2 reviews
    • 1 like

    Beginner Overlocker


    This machine is brilliant for those new to the world of overlocking.
    The two settings allow for selvedge and rolled hemming.
    It also has the option of running two, three or four threads. I have yet to use these options.
    The machine itself is compact and reasonable light which would be good for taking to classes etc.
    Overall an ok machine.
    Easy to use and easy threading guide helps a lot.
    Just an overlocker, limited to this use only.



    The over locker is great if you just want to overlock


    The over locker is great if you just want to overlock. But I bought it because it had the benefit of doing a rolled hem. The stitching slips from the fabric when doing a rolled hem. It looks messy and nothing like what the imaged showed on the box. Very disappointed.
    Rolled Hem

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    Questions & Answers

    Betty Q.

    Betty Q.asked

    can it handle thick combination material such as 2 layers polar fleece

    1 answer

    Yes BUT I would not recommend this machine to anyone - it is extremely difficult to thread, the instructions are woeful - if you are going to buy it insist that they demonstrate how to thread all four needles. I found I needed special wire loops to get the thread around the machinery - which were not supplied and not even available in the store (I got them online). Find a better machine that's easier to thread.

    marilyn c.

    marilyn c.asked

    How do you alter the needle plate setting knob

    No answers
    Kym C.

    Kym C.asked

    I have a second hand Elna 704 overlocker. My question is, what program should I use for regular overlocking? Thanks

    No answers

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