I bought this overlocker as I wanted to get back to sewing again. It’s very easy to use, the colour-coded threading diagrams are fairly easy to follow. My previous overlocker was also a Janome- a MyLock 644- which was so easy to thread the lower looper. I just wish Janome had kept that configuration as the 9300XD is much more fiddly, hence only 4 stars. It’s still a good buy though.
I am very happy with my new overlocker Jaguar 489. It arrived on time and I've got a great gift of thread and a bag for only £5. The machine works wonderful and it's easy to thread. A good video from GUR about Jaguar threading is on youtube. Recomend the overlocker and GUR.
Wished for Christmas present, so far so good. Got it out to play and it works fine straight out of the box. The straight stitch and switch to rolled hem all good. Yet to try the free gathering foot or have to clean and oil ...plenty more to discover and looking forward to many hours of playing
Hi. I’ve already started using my overlocker and found that it makes life a lot easier for the air threading and also the needle threader attached to the side. I was a bit disappointed with the fact that there was no free arm but it’s easy enough to get around this problem of sewing in circles . It’s the best thing Janome has put onto the market. Love it. Would recommend it to people who struggle threading over lockers especially if they have poor eyes as I do. THANK YOU JANOME.
I have had chance to use this overlocker now and so far I am very pleased with the sturdy quality and the ease of threading , the machine is not too loud , as yet I have not gone into all functions of the machine just used basic overlocking stitch so far for which I am very happy.
Brilliant well built and easy to thread. Buy one
i am very pleased with my machine I have purchased many from them with no problems
Excellent machine - robust and very easy to thread even for a beginner like me. It took me 3-4 minutes as first time - Super clear manual possibly better than video - maybe more videos would be appreciated. Service was fast and well tracked -
I requested delivery on a specific day, and was given a time frame. The machine arrived on time.
It was well packaged. It appears very well made.
I made myself unthread the machine straight way so that it didn't become daunting. The threading instructions are clear, and I found it easy to thread; the 180 degree opening front and DVD certainly helped. So far I've only practiced with one stitch in 4 thread overlocking, haven't made any alterations to width or density or tried any of the extra feet included in the package. The stitches are very neat, and look good.
I'm very pleased with both the machine and the service, which have been excellent. Thankyou.
Could we have more video tutorials on using the machine please?
I have 3 overlockers. A singer, a Brother and this Janome 9300dx.
I can honestly say this Janome 9300DX is the best.
It is easy to thread. It is easy to clean. It overlocks /serge’s brilliantly. Easy to change to a Rolled Hem without using any ‘fingers’ it’s a simple 3 step change. Rolled hems are amazing on this machine.
Go in a Sewing Machine shop and have a trial practice. You will be seriously impressed.
It worked more or less out of the box. After threading it (thought you might have left a bit more cotton on!) my wife was sewing a hem on a dress 20 minutes later. It sews an extremely neat 2 mm finish out of the box and we haven't changed that yet. Initially starting sewing the machine sounded as though it wouldn't move but after checking everything and pressing on it worked smoothly and quickly. It just sounded differently to our old machine. Threading is easy using the tie on method but the bottom looper will still be tricky (but not difficult) Your service was top class; you kept us informed of the delivery by email and the tracking of the order was brilliant! All in all we are very pleased with the machine, the price and will recommend GUR to all our friends. Thank you.
Is a fantastic machine, is value for money! Excellent customer service and quick delivery, if you are planning to buy this machine or any other, I would highly recommend GUR! If you are planning to buy the Brother 4234D Overlocker, make sure to buy the extension as a bundle is only £40 and is worth it, otherwise is £72. Furthermore, I purchased a bag for thread or sewing accessories as part on my bundle and only cost me £1 (But the bag smelled like industrial glue at first - before washing it). Make sure to have a look at the bundles, because you have to click on what you want before you make the purchase, if not you lost the opportunity to buy few accessories for a reasonable price. Also, the extension for the Brother 4234D is made out of good durable plastic, and the way it fits the machine has a very thoughtful design, and it makes it easy to sew big garments.
Ordered a Jaguar 489 2/3/4 thread Overlocker - on a Tuesday after an online chat , it was delivered next morning well packed and ready to go. there was a price alert on this machine, with also 50 free reels of thread and 5 different feet which have been really useful. Machine is a dream to use. I would Recommend this machine and definitely recommend GUR for sewing machines and their service.
Excellent customer service and value for money!..... I finally purchased a Jaguar 489 overlocker after doing loads of on line research and also having spoken to GUR about several models and weighed up their very helpful advice. On receipt, at first I struggled to get the stitches correct, being my first ever overlocker, but having called GUR for advice, I received a phone call from Palma, who talked me through the correct settings, I persevered and sent photos of the results of my test stitches at different settings through, as he suggested. Palma then took the time to call me again and look at the photo samples with me, explaining things very thoroughly. He also sent me the free January offer of a handheld steamer immediately when I queried if I was eligible, so all in all, I cannot fault the customer service I received, it is refreshing to get such great pre and post purchase support. I highly recommend GUR and will certainly be buying again from you again, and thank you for your patience as a novice overlocker sewer! And finally, after speaking with Palma only two days ago for advice, I have now made my first knit fabric item, ever, and all on the Jaguar. It was so quick and easy to do, and looks great!
Bought this a couple of years ago as an upgrade from my old Frister Rossman machine, which works perfectly but is over 30 years old. It is a lovely machine, easy to operate and threading is a breeze. It was on sale when I got it and very good value for money. As far as I am concerned, the only negative is that it is quite noisy, however a noise reduction mat has greatly reduced that problem and I hope to be using my overlocker for years to come.
This Jaguar 489 is a fantastic overlocker. I got a real deal and haven't stopped using it since it arrived. It's really straightforward and easy to use. My only slight issue is that trying to thread can be complicated at times, but that's more due to being left handed. Some of the mechanisms get in the way when I'm trying to thread it. Have recommended it to plenty of mates though and would suggest it to anyone reading this review.
Until now, I have never owned an overlocker until now. I was trying to sew some stretch fabric, but with a standard sewing machine, it was having none of it. So I spoke to a very helpful gentleman on the phone, I explained to him, the type of fabric I was using and what I was looking to achieve. Immediately he recommended this machine for me. So I went and purchased this Jaguar 489 Overlocker. It is very simple to thread and to clean, even for a total novice like myself, as the front opens up and swings out the way, very smart. You will not be unhappy in any way if you buy this Jaguar 489 Overlocker. I love it, only had it a few weeks, already made 3 shirts, a top from my stretch fabric, and will finish a shirt later. An extremley happy customer!!
I am really pleased with this new machine, i was going to buy a Janome until i read the reviews on this one and i am happy to have changed my mind. The carriage was extremely quick and arrived within a day of ordering, it was packed very sturdy and came already threaded, although i have used an industrial overlocker previously, this is the closest to industrial quality, so i was familiar with how it all worked. I would have no hesitation in recommending this machine and all its features, which i am still trying out at the moment.
My husband bought me the Jaguar 487 overlocker for Christmas. I had been reviewing overlockers since mid November on various sites and YouTube . I don't have a huge choice of item stores nearby and I was a bit dubious of purchasing something like this without having a trial run. I have never used an overlocker before so I really was relying on reviews of other users and purchasers and so know how important it is to get a detailed review of each aspect of the experience. I had been on the GUR website amongst others several times since the summer as I was also looking for a item to restart the hobby of clothes making and household crafting I had let lapse for about ten years. I have a daughter studying fashion who was in need of an overlocker and item to help save on the late …
Expensive but the best, I had a brother overlocker and had some issues with tensions, sewing issues on thicker fabric. The Jaguar Overlock item was the Best Buy for my alteration business, easy to thread, easy to clean. My workhorse will not change it for the world
I purchased my Jaguar from my local sewing centre. I felt I needed the peace of mind that, if I had no clue what I was doing with my item, some one on one assistance might be invaluable. Well, this item rocks. I was nervous about re threading it, especially after hearing the sewing centre lady say some customers go back several times for rethreading help before they 'get it'. I broke One of my threads, I managed to get it re threaded within minutes. I'm thrilled. It does a lovely, uniform stitch and I can knock together kids pyjama bottoms or tops in less than 30mins. All this, from someone who had never even switched an overlocker on 2 1/2 weeks ago. It's a fantastic unit.
Hi, I purchased my item for Christmas and birthday and have only just really started using it. I have managed to re-thread it without too much difficulty and am delighted with the build quality, ease of use and quality of the stitching. Trish has a video showing how to thread it which is brilliant as I couldn't understand what to do with the needle threads. I am learning from scratch really and it's not near as scary as I though. I did have a demo in the store before online purchase and am delighted with the bag and threads i got with it. I have not tried the feet options yet. Thank you GUR
I purchased this item as a gift for my wife following the sound advice given to me by the experts at Gur. I highly recommend it to anyone and would like to thank Gur for assisting me in making the right choice with this product. I will certainly be coming back for their advice and products. From a very happy and satisfied customer.
I have just bought this overlocker and it arrived today .... all i can say is what a beautiful item. don't be put off by the name because this item has many other brands like the necchi 181 ... singer stylist 2... Iv had the singer 14sh754 and iv had the brother 929D and i would buy this item over any other overlocker on the market and the price is just amazing with a free extension table worth £80.00 It’s quiet with beautiful stitches i so wish i had bought this item before any other item iv had So if your looking for an easy to thread beautiful overlocker then this is the one its amazing thank you gur products
Hi, The overlocker is going well. I just wanted to say that I bought the same overlocker (then labeled a a Frister & Rossman) about 25 years ago and it cost me £420 (a lot of money then). The new item I bought from you recently cost £220 - that is mad isn't it?! Best wishes, Bridgette Bruckshaw
Was always afraid to buy an overlocker as they looked so complicated took the plunge and went for janome 2000D brilliant everyone should have one of these super easy to thread and use really solid frame its perfect
I’m so happy with my purchase from Gur! I bought the Jaguar Novum overlocker and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s sturdy, the easiest overlocker to thread as the case opens right up making threading the loopers dead easy! It’s quiet compared to my Singer and sews perfectly all the time. The service is the best I’ve ever experienced and I can’t praise them enough. Delivery was super quick too, it was a total pleasure doing business with these guys and I shall definitely go to them again. 10/10 Thank you GUR!
The service I received was excellent.I ordered late in the day and Steven still managed to ensure I received my Brother overlocker the next day.I have been using it constantly since and am very pleased with it.I wish I had purchased one years ago.I would highly recommend the Brother, especially if like me you are getting to know all the knit fabrics which are now on the market.Thank you again GUR for your service.
Review update Machine is still going strong, never given me any problems and threading is still a breeze. Highly recommend
Bought this already some months ago, but wanted to test it before leaving a review. After many shirts and pants for kids I'm extremely happy with my purchase. There have been no mechanical problems, re-threading is easy to fix even if a thread breaks, the sewing quality is great. The customer service from GUR was also outstanding, they answered all of my many questions and the machine was delivered quickly and without any problems even overseas.
Everything was first class- the advice- the offers- the delivery- the machine is quick, easy to thread, sturdy- chatted on line and from enquiry to using the machine for the first time couldn't have gone any better. Would recommend to friends and family.
Easy to use, Easy to thread and will not be without it
Love It, Love It, Love It. I was looking at the Brother 1034D but made the right choice with the Jaguar.......SO EASY TO USE, I have always been so scaredat the sight of threading them.
Gursewingmachines serious and courteous service. I am very happy with my machine. Delivered in FRANCE.
What a machine, love it. I got rid of my Frister Overlocker as I had too many problems to list... My new Novum Supa lock which I have had for 5 months has been amazing, its coped with all types, layers of fabrics without any hiccups, giving me fantastic results around my new home. so far I have achieved making new pair of curtains, cushions and chair covers......will recommend this overlocker to anyone for ease of use and threading.
Initially tempted by the bottom of the range Janome, I opted for the Jaguar 097 overlocker as it had some pleasing reviews including a favourable comparison to the Janome. Unfortunately, we had to return it as it was extremely poorly made and the casing didn't even fit together properly. A second was swiftly dispatched - this one had different problems with the fit and finish (including a lint tray that popped off on its own as the casing it fitted too was so badly out of alignment - no piece of the casing perfectly aligned with any other, so everything looked bent and misaligned, and the sewing platform was horribly uneven): another extremely poor quality product, and parts of the chassis that could be seen were all made from cheap, rough, unfinished surfaces. Very disappointing for a product costing £270. After a chat with Rav and Ram, decided to go for the top of the range Brother overlocker for another hundred quid instead. This is a completely different beast, much higher quality, fits together perfectly, chassis is smooth and well made, it works perfectly and I'm really pleased with it. GUR gave excellent support and service throughout, and arranged for rapid collection of the two faulty machines with simultaneous delivery of the next, and provided a free accessory worth £70 as an apology for the inconvenience. I would definitely buy from GUR again, but I'd steer clear of the appallingly bad Jaguar brand in future. One star is for the Jaguar 097, 5 stars for GUR though.
Excellent product for the low cost - would certainly recommend this item. Just as good as previously purchased more expenses overlockers. THank you
Brilliant machine for the price. It’s easily as good as any Overlocker I have bought in the past which were more expensive.
Simply incredible. I was advised to go for this overlocker by a close friend and it looks like i have made the correct decision. Easy to use and simple to thread because it opens up at the front. I have recently tried to overlock heavier materials such as thick layers of denim and soft leather which the 097 handles with ease. It's an absolute gem of an overlocker and with the speedy delivery, i am a very satisfied customer.
I needed an overlocker but wasn’t sure which one. I called GUR for advice and spoke to Steve who took patiently answered all my questions and advised on which machine would be best for me. There was NO hard sell just friendly advice. I subsequently bought the Jaguar 097 and Steve was absolutely right. Its a wonderful overlocker and so easy to thread. GUR kept me up to date on my purchase and the next day, as advised via email, my machine was duly delivered at the time advised. This is the second purchase from GUR and now the only online sewing supplies shop i will use. A big thank you to all the staff at GUR and a special thanks the wonderful Steve. From a very happy sewer Sue Gregory
Super machine, easy to thread, sews like a dream, great stitching and cutting. GUR were extremely helpful, profession and knowledgeable when help required, great comminication and fast delivery - everything you want from a quality supplier!!
I phoned up GUR as I was looking for an easy to use Overlocker, they advised me on the Stitchmaster Easy Thread 160! Surprisingly this lightweight machine has so many features, plus i received an Overlocker Bag for me to take to classes and the Overlocker threads have had me overlocking for hours!
After weeks of endlessly searching for an overlocker machine which was worth buying I finally came to GUR Sewing Machines and they introduced me to a whole range! They made me realise what I was buying and really helped me through my purchase! I ended up choosing the Stitchmaster Easy Lock 940D Overlocker. For my first overlocker I love it!
Great machine, threading is quick and easy also the stitching is perfect, very good product.
Great machine, great delivery, great customer service too, very helpful staff!
My friend has been singing this machines praises for the past couple of months! And I'm glad she did, got this overlocker a couple of weeks ago and I'm so so happy, works a treat and the threading is easy!
I have been looking on every website for this machine I could find, either the staff didn't have a clue what they were talking about or they weren't interested. When I called gur sewing machines they were fantastic, answered all of my queries and were very friendly. The machine arrived safely and I'm very happy and will be buying again from this company.
Received my new overlocker yesterday and I love it, fantastic machine, works really well, I was worried about the threading up but it is fine once you have threaded it up a couple of times, highly recommend!