The machines in the current Bernina overlockers range include: L450, L460 and the L850. All 3 models cover a wide range of uses and offer different features so there is bound to be an overlocker for everyone and all sewing projects. The extra features offered by the more expensive models may not necessarily be worth it if you don't need them.
MTC (Bernina micro thread control), adjustable differential feed and stitch length is included on all models so professional quality stitches are guarantied every time!
The L450 is the most basic model and is perfect for beginners. It is easy to use, thread up and has a 4-thread overlock stitch.
The L460 is a step up from the L450 and offers a number of extra features. It has an extension table included to help support those heavier fabrics, Free hand system (knee lift) and a DC motor making it a smoother, more powerful and easier to control the sewing speed.
The L850 is the most advanced model and comes with a number of extra features, including: an electronic foot control with heal control, air threader, extension table, needle stop function, needle threader, LED light, presser foot swing out making it easier to change needles and a free arm plus much more! All these features make Bernina overlockers delightfully easy to use ensuring professional quality stitches on both thick fabrics, thin fabrics and stretch fabrics!
In conclusion if you can afford it, I would recommend buying the L850 as it is a very highly rated overlocker and comes with many innovative features not included on the other models. If you are a beginner or looking for a cheaper alternative, then go for the L450. If you are looking for a mid-range overlocker, then the L460 is perfect and includes an extension table.
Typical Bernina Overlocker Questions?
Q: Where are Bernina Overlockers made? A: They can be made in either Switzerland or Thailand.
Q: Are Sergers and Overlockers the same? A: Yes they are the same, in the USA they call them Sergers, in the UK we call them Overlockers.
Q: What is the most popular Bernina overlocker? A: We sell more Bernina L450 models than any other, however the L460 is very close.
Q: What is the best Overlocker to buy? A: We like the L850 the best however the L460 is a close second as it gives very professional results, feels great to use and its a much lower price when compared to the L850.