Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Serger Review: Singer 14U52A

Singer 14U52A

Price paid:  $80

How long have you had this machine?  Less than a year

What do you like about this machine?  This is an oldie but goodie.  The more I use it, the more I like it.  It makes a strangely soothing sound as it serges, unlike any other serger I’ve ever owned, and I’ve owned several.  The stitches are great, and I really like the free-arm feature.  I never realized how useful a free arm is on serger before I had this model.  It saves me the trouble of having to turn sleeves and pant legs inside out to serge on the right side, inside of a loop.

Things you DON'T like about this machine:  The major drawback to this model is the lack of a light.  I use a clip-on light, but it would have been nice to have one built in.  It also lacks a tray to catch scraps.


  1. I have an earlier model of this serger. I love mine, too. A long-time Singer dealer told me that Juki made these models for Singer. I have had mine since about 1993, and it still sews great!

  2. Can someone email me the pdf manual? I can't find it online!

    1. I will scan my manual and email it to you if i can get my scanner to work.

    2. On my gosh! I just got this same serger give. To me from my mother in law! I am a complete newbie to serging. I would love to have the manual also!

  3. If anyone is willing to share a manual I just inherited this machine from an aunt and would love to know how to use it. Thanks.

  4. To all those looking for the owners manual, go to the singer web site in the support section and you can look it up and download for free.

  5. I just picked this serger up at a local goodwill. I looked online at the Singer website, but the manual is only available for purchase in Canada. Anyone know where I can get a copy? Thank you

  6. I'm in the same boat as Yadi. Anybody able to help us?