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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni C View Post
    Baby Lock with the burst of air threader.What a nice machine.Won't sit there like allot of sergers because of threading problems. Like Mawluv said get the best you can afford.
    This is the machine I have and it is really nice. I've had it several years and have never had a problem with it. I had a cheaper model first (can't remember the make) and it only lasted a couple years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by callen View Post
    Are you making sure you loosen ALL of your tensions before pulling your thread thru? Either that or you may be using, excuse the phrase "cheap" thread in your serger. Your tensions, either dials, levers or whatever must be turned right down to 0 to allow your thread to pass thru the threading channels. Hope this helps.
    I've never had to do anything with the tensions. I just make sure my knots are really tight and cut off the excess threads from the knots. I leave about a half inch.
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    I have had an Elnita Lock since 1986 (or so) and it has served every purpose I set in front of it==including letting my sister use it and she crammed too much material into it and bent the under needle (whatever it is called) and all I did was straighten it out to what I thought it originally looked like, and it took off again. Now, I am the only one who uses my serger--some people just don't understand the principles of a serger, so I do any sergeing (looks funny, huh) that is done in my sewing room. I have to have the knife sharpened periodically, but I have someone nearby who knows how to take it off, sharpen, and replace it. Mine has a three color thread guide path, easy-peasy (I've seen that on this forum before); set your tension guides to zero, knot off your thread changes (just as if you were knotting your sewing thread for a needle and hand sewing); make sure you pull them through before your put your tension numbers back in your tension guides. And NEVER pul a knot through your upper needle, it'll bend it. And if you are a slow sewer, learn to sew fast, because speed is absolutely necessary with a serger==wide open is best. Good luck to ya.....
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    Okay, I'll try threading again with all of your tips. I'm thinking I'll try to pull the thread through manually first, up til now I've been using the foot pedal and I'm wondering if maybe it just runs too fast. If that doesn't work, I'll change the tensions.

    Thank you!

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    I bought the Brother 1034D about a year ago and love it. It is very easy to thread. Before that I had a EuroPro from HSN and hated it. But I do like the Brother one.

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    [QUOTE=Toni C;5653869]Baby Lock with the burst of air threader.What a nice machine.Won't sit there like allot of sergers because of threading problems. Like Mawluv said get the best you can afford

    I have a Babylock and it is a wonderful machine.
    It is sooooo easy to thread. It is the first one I,ve
    had and I,m sure it will be around for a long time.
    Take a look at them.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Baby Lock hands down. froggyintexas

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    I have Hancock's Juno Janome 3434D. I've had it about 5 years now and it meets my needs. I use it a lot.
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    I have a Huskylock model 910 by Husqvarna Viking. Its computerized and has a lever that threads the lower looper for you. Its 4 years old, love it!

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    Sorry I don't have one.

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