Singer 14T968DC Review In Detail

Singer 14T968DC Review In Detail

Singer 14T968DC will be an ideal serger for those who want overlock and cover stitch option in a single machine. The stitches have a professional finish. 

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Singer 14T968DC Professional 5 is a 2/3/4/5 thread cover stitch serger. It can give a professional finish to your projects. It has 2/3/4/5 thread stitch options, which really adds to the variety of stitch options. A total of 14 stitch patterns are available on Singer 14T968DC. It has automatic tension which means the tension is automatically adjusted for perfectly balanced stitches. The threading system is color coded for easy threading.

The motor inside Singer 14T968DC is capable of delivering 1,300 stitches/minute, which means that it has a powerful motor inside. It comes with an attachable clean pocket which catches the trimmed fabric. The carry handle adds to the portability of this machine. The machine is not too heavy either.

Singer 14T968DC comes with snap-on presser feet. It has extra-high presser foot lifter for extra clearance. One good feature of this machine is the moveable upper knife. If you don't want the machine to trim the fabric, you can keep the knife into nonworking position. The presser foot pressure is automatically set. This machine has a reasonable LED work light. It is not very bright, but it does the job. It comes with 25 year limited warranty.

Singer 14T968DC comes with a dust cover. A CD work book is also included which shows how to use each stitch. You will also get 6 bonus accessory feet, which will cost you a lot of money when purchased separately.

Ease of Use

Singer 14T968DC is a serger for serious sewers. This is a machine for professionals. A good thing is that it can do both overlock and cover stitch. Not a lot of home sergers come with cover stitch option, but on 14T968DC you can choose from Narrow Cover stitch, Wide Cover stitch, or Triple Cover stitch. And the stitches look very nice. The stitch quality over multiple layers of denim is quite good.

Singer 14T968DC does a fine job with different types of fabrics. The auto tension is one of the best I have seen. Threading the machine may require some practice, but it will get easier once you get the hang of it. The user manual that comes with Singer 14T968DC is extremely detailed and most people will find it helpful especially while threading the machine.

Drawbacks

One drawback of Singer 14T968DC is that it does not have free arm capability.

Pros

•    2/3/4/5 thread stitch capability
•    Wonderful automatic tension
•    Good stitch quality
•    Can do both overlock and cover stitch

Cons

•    No free arm

Review Verdict

Singer 14T968DC will be a good choice if you want a machine with overlock and cover stitch option. The threading difficulty can be easily overcome by reading the user manual thoroughly. You can even watch some YouTube tutorials, to make things easier.

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeSerger
Stitch Configuration2/3/4/5 Thread
Cover StitchYes
Differential FeedYes
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Color Coded ThreadingYes
Moveable Upper KnifeYes
Built-in Rolled HemYes, 4
Adjustable Presser Foot PressurePre-set To Optimal Settings
Free ArmNo
Motor Speed1,300 Stitches/min
Work LightYes
Included FeetAll-Purpose Foot + Bonus Accessories (Beading Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Cording Foot, Elastic Foot, Shirring Foot, Taping Foot)
Warranty25 Year Limited
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYes
Snap-on Presser FootYes
TensionAutomatic Tension
CoverDust Cover