Janome FA4 (Free-Arm Heavy-Duty Overlock Serger)

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Product Overview

The FA4 with electronic foot control is an advanced overlocker with 2 needles and 2, 3 or 4 thread overlock stitching. The differential feed ratio, which is adjustable from 0.5 to 2.25 provides exceptional control for handling all types of fabrics and for creating desired special effects. Color-coded thread guides help with machine threading. The guide is automatically returned to its normal position when you turn the balance wheel. The thread tension automatically release when you lift the presser foot so you can draw through the threads smoothly. The FA4 also lets you quickly switch to rolled hemming without changing the needle plate. A lower looper pre-tension stitch eliminates the need to change tension for rolled hems.

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Main Features

  • Overlocker with free arm
  • Easy threading lower looper
  • Convertible Free Arm
  • 2, 3 and 4 thread convertible
  • Lay-in thread tension dial
  • Easy to read threading chart
  • Adjustable cutting width from 3.1mm – 7.3mm
  • Differential feed ratio from 0.5 to 2.25
  • Quick change rolled hem
  • Snap-on presser feet
  • Color coded thread guides
  • Changeable thread guide
  • Retractable upper knife
  • Adjustable foot pressure
  • Speeds up to 1,300 SPM

Included Accessories

  • Screwdriver – medium
  • Screwdriver – small
  • Tweezers
  • Needles
  • Needle threader
  • Four starter thread cones
  • Spreader
  • Upper knife
  • Net
  • Spool cap
  • Lint Brush
  • Spanner
  • Oil
  • Power cord
  • Foot pedal
  • Instruction manual
  • Warranty card

Automatic & Lay-in Thread Tension

Threading the Janome Four-DLB can be achieved easily and efficiently by following the color-coded thread guides on the tension slots. No struggle with wrapping threads around complicated and frustrating dials.

Color Coded Thread Chart

No sure how to thread your serger? No problem! Threading the Janome FA4 has never been easier by simply following the color-coded thread guides and following the color coded thread chart!

Adjustable Differential Feed & Stitch Length

The Janome FA4 features adjustable differential feed and adjustable stitch length. The differential feed dial can be found on the right side of the machine for easy access. It can be adjusted from 0.5 to 2.2 and the diagram makes it straightforward eliminating any guesswork! The stitch length dial is conveniently located next to the differential feed dial and it too has an easy to follow diagram printed right next to it.

Model Summary

Number of Threads 2-3-or-4_thread_serger
Type of Tension Manual_Dials
Presser Foot Snap-On
Cover Stitch Capability No
Threading Easy Lay-in
Pattern Selection Stitch Information Display  
Threading Chart Yes
Color Coded Thread Guides Yes
Tension Release Lever Yes
Easily Accessible Lower Looper Guides Yes
Changeable Thread Guide Yes
Quick Change Rolled Hem Yes
Lower Looper Pretension Setting Slider Yes
Cover Stitch Changeover Device No
Easily Retractable Upper Knife Yes
Adjustable Foot Pressure Yes
Built in Two Thread Converter Yes
Flip Needle System  
Stitch Length Adjustment 1mm to 4mm
Differential Feed Adjustment 0.5mm to 2.25mm
Cutting Width Adjustment 3.1mm to 7.3mm
Maximum Speed 1,300 SPM
Machine Weight 17.6 lb
Dual Voltage 80v - 240v No
Dimensions 10.5"x 10" x 9.5"
Item # FA4
Alternate Item Numbers
Product Dimensions
Package Dimensions  38.40 x 37.80 x 35.00 cm (WxHxD)
Package Weight 8.98 kg

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