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Janome 2000 Air Thread overlocker

annieeg

Janome 2000 Air Thread overlocker
« on: May 09, 2019, 12:47:22 PM »
This is on offer at £749 (I've been thinking of buying one for ages) and they'll do me a Part-Ex on the Brother Innovis 27SE I'm looking to sell.

Is this a no-brainer deal @ £629?

(I spend small amounts of money pretty easily, but when it comes to larger amounts - I panic!)
Surely, I tell myself, the hours I will no longer spend threading my old ELNA 744 will be worth the money?

Annie



Helen M

Re: Janome 2000 Air Thread overlocker
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 13:14:58 PM »
Annie is it the overlocker part of the Elna that causes you the problem? 

The Janome is coverstitch only, I have the 1000CPX which is simple to thread. They are, I would say, not much different from a regular sewing machine to thread, the looper is nowhere near your needles as it is with overlockers.

For me I'd buy an air threading overlocker rather than a coverstitch one with air threading or the Janome 2000CPX which is £499 in J Lewis. Maybe the dealer would part ex for that machine?

 
Stash Busting 2019
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So far: 5m metres

annieeg

Re: Janome 2000 Air Thread overlocker
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 13:21:14 PM »
@Helen M
It's the janome overlocker air threader 2000.
However I've now decided to stick with the Elna overlocker and invest in a new Coverstitcher in due course.
 :angel:

Helen M

Re: Janome 2000 Air Thread overlocker
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 14:54:52 PM »
That was what I was meaning Annie, that a separate coverstitch would be easier than a combined model and it's cheaper than the air threader. The 2000CPX is the latest non air threader.
Stash Busting 2019
Goal: 30 metres
So far: 5m metres

Ohsewsimple

Re: Janome 2000 Air Thread overlocker
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 18:45:34 PM »
@Helen M this is the new Janome overlocker not the coverstitch. 
https://www.janome.com/products/machines/AT2000D/

Should I even be posting a link for you? :).  Might it be tempting?

Helen M

Re: Janome 2000 Air Thread overlocker
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2019, 19:37:35 PM »
@Ohsewsimple and @annieeg.

Ah the penny drops....... ;) Call it a 'senior moment' as Mr Wogan used to call them!! I wouldn't care but I have seen the air threader machine...........

If my really ancient Brother packs in I'd probably go for that one, but the Brother is so easy to thread I hang on to it.
Stash Busting 2019
Goal: 30 metres
So far: 5m metres