Do you own a serger?

Old 03-09-2019, 07:39 AM
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I am trying to get some information on a good serger that doesn't require a bank loan? Every time I think I have made the decision as to what I am going to buy I start reading reviews and then it's back to the drawing board. Suddenly it occurred to me to post the question here. So for those of you who own a serger or have a nightmare to tell I would appreciate your help.
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Old 03-09-2019, 07:53 AM
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I have the Brother 1043D. It does not have air threaders. I think it is still available and there is one similar with a different number and color. I watched a tutorial on how to thread it. It isn't hard. It works well for me. It's on Amazon for $199 so it is probably around that price elsewhere. It has differential feed. Also, use the search function because we have discussed sergers before. I know the air threaders are very popular but, they are very spendy. Mine works fine for me.
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:03 AM
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I did use the search but didn't get any information about a serger at all and the only word I used was serger that is why I posted this thread. I bought the Brother 1034d a few years ago and was considering the 1634 but before I make a decision I would like input from the people here. The reviews for the Brother's, Singer's and not just the one you own but the 1634 as well were awful. Thanks for your response.
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Many years ago I bought a Juki serger. I used it (I have been sewing since 4yrs old, now 75, so not a newbie) and struggled with it. About 20 years ago I bought a VIking 936 (I have Viking sewing/embroidery machines) and it was great! Has computerized settings, screen to show you what to do, etc. It is now set up as a coverstitch machine, as I went to a show and found the air threaded Babylock and came home with it! It is soooo much easier to use, thread, and maintain I never looked back. Yes, spendy, yes, I have two! I would sell the Viking but really like the coverstitch is already set up and I don't have to futz with it, so I will keep it.I would not replace it if it goes down however. The Babylock I would replace in a heartbeat if it goes down. The fact that I don't even have to think about the order in which I thread the thing, that I don't have to follow a convoluted path to get it right, that I can switch to rolled hem with a turn of a knob and flip of a switch and go from 3 thread to 4 or 5 thread in moments is so worth the $$ to me.
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Sergers --- Do you have one?
I would like to find a simple serger
I would like to find a simple serger

Hmmm on Amazon the 1034D has very good reviews. What don't you like about it?
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I have an older Pfaff Hobbylock 4760. It does everything I want it to do. I use it to overcast or sew seams and narrow rolled hems. I bought it in 1998 and it still works fine. I have no plans to upgrade. It is easy to thread and sews beautifully.
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I have an older Bernina serger. I don't remember the number and can't get upstairs to check it. It's a bit of a pain to thread but works really well. I don't use it a lot now, because I'm not doing as much garment construction as I used to but I'm glad I have it.
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This site has reviews on sergers and sewing machines.

https://sewing.patternreview.com/

These gals use their machines a lot ( like this site but clothing) so they are pretty right on the mark.

I have a janome serger and am happy with the results. I used a babylock for years and my new janome is better.
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I have a New Home (owned my Janome) 234D. I've had it over 25 years. Never been in a shop for maintenance or anything. I keep it clean and well oiled. It's been a great machine, no complaints. I just bought a used 234D on e-bay and it stitches up fine as well. Good machines.
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Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
Sergers --- Do you have one?
I would like to find a simple serger
I would like to find a simple serger

Hmmm on Amazon the 1034D has very good reviews. What don't you like about it?
Hi Alyce, thanks for the links makes me feel stupid though since before I did the thread the first thing I did was a search and nothing of what you listed came up. I have nothing against the 1034D I bought one maybe last year or the year before not sure but it had an issue. I am just trying to decide which one to get I have a Singer 14SH654 (I think that's it) that I am looking at and the Brother 1634D which I kind of liked but just thought I would get some help from everyone here before I decided. But seriously I looked at so many reviews and they were quite bad like don't waste your money type of review.
But thank you to everyone for responding and I now feel like I can buy with confidence.
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