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Thread: Husqvara Huskylock 936 question

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    Senior Member Grammie Sharon's Avatar
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    Husqvara Huskylock 936 question

    I've been wanting to purchase a surger for awhile. A friends Aunt passed away and they had two machines for sale. One was a Huskylock 936 serger. They were asking $500.00 for the machine. It's about 5-6 years old. My friend brought it home for me to see and try out. I have to learn how to thread it first. Do you think it is worth this much? We were offering $300.00 Can you let me know what you think about this? Thanks.
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    That is the top of the line Viking serger. It is a 5 thread and does coverstitch, too. Sale price is around $999.
    It can be a bit of a stinker to thread...make sure that you do the threading in the proper order or they will never form a stitch. I don't have this machine, but a friend did.
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    I have the 936; have been through guide lessons 3 times, and when I want to use it, I go back to the store and have them help me. Please don't get me wrong -- it is me and NOT the machine!!! Mine came with a video for operation/threading (which has not been viewed by me). I'd say $500 is a good price for it -- I paid about $1500 for mine.

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    I offered them $300. So it sounds like it may be worth it. There is a cd which I will have to look at tonight after work. Thanks for your replies.
    Sharon

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    I have this machine, it was $1000 when I bought it new 10 yrs ago. I think $500 is a fair price. The last time I looked on ebay they were selling for $600-750. They're very popular machines, the computer does the thinking for you basically. I love mine, woudn't trade it for the world. Check ebay, use the search words Viking 936.

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    There is one on E-bay for sale for $560 - so if they will take $300, you got a bargain. Here is a link to the owners handbook, just in case it doesn't come with one: http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us/Hu...andbook_x_.PDF
    The advice above is important - if you don't thread it properly, it won't work. Get a good pair of pointy tweezers to help pull the threads through some of the tight spots. That is what I do on my serger. A trick they taught me at my LQS is to NEVER unthread it. If you want to change thread color, clip the old thread up by the cone and tie the new thread on to the end and "serge" it until it goes all the way through the needle. Hope I explained that so you understand. My serger isn't a Husqvarna but the principle is the same.

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    $500 is a very fair price.

    If you have trouble threading, do this: always leave it threaded. If you want to change color/thread, cut the old thread, tie the end of the old thread to the new thread and pull the threads through the machine. This has never failed me. This won't work with the needle threads but they're easy to thread anyway.

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