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Highlead GM288

High Speed Overlock Sewing Machine  (Factory Rated model)

Highlead GM288 overlock

Highlead GM288 series high speed overlock sewing machine available as 2 thread, 3 thread, 4 thread or 5 thread models.

Robust time served design with a superior feeding mechanism for better overall performance and increased versatility.

Used in textile factories around the world & popular with clothing manufacturers.

Fully enclosed oil system with running speeds at up-to 6500 stitches per minute.

Smooth & quiet operation using a balanced overlocker sewing head with easy to use operator adjustments such as stitch size and feeder movement. 

Different Sub-classes available including Light, Light-Medium & medium-heavy models suited to different sections of the clothing & textile industry. 

Optional equipment available including: chain cutter device, vacuum waste device, extended feed systems and tension control units etc.


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  • Full automatic enclosed oil system
  • Silicone needle cooling device
  • Differential feed adjusting lever
  • Dial adjusting stitch regulator
  • Robust time served design
  • Balanced & quiet overlocker sewing head
  • Max sewing speed: 6500spm
  • Stitch length: 1-3.6mm
  • Presser foot lift 6.5mm
  • Needle standard B27
  • Other specs. subject to sub-class
GM288-3 GM288-4 GM288-5
Highlead GM288 spec
*Standard overlocker sub-class models listed above, other versions and special converted models also available
Submerged overlock table and unit stand
Highlead GM288 with optional submerged table top and unit stand assembly.


  • Various sub-class models
  • LED needle light kit
  • Energy saving servo motor
  • Servo needle position motor with speed and acceleration control
  • Fully submerged table & mounting kit
  • Chain cutter device
  • Vacuum waste device
  • Additional feed device
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