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Thread: Which serger would you recommend?

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    Which serger would you recommend?

    Recently I have relocated my Bernette 335S Serger nicely stored in its carrier case W/O its manual and power cord & pedal. Ugh! I believe it was manufactured in in the 90s but cannot find any info on that specific model.

    Anyway, I am in search of a new serger that is low on its need for service maintenance and not too pricey. What is your recommendation? Thank you for your help.

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    Berninas usually need to be service at least every 12 to 18 months.
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    I have this one:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rch_detailpage

    It works perfect for my needs, easy to operate and really fun to use. I mainly use it for seams when making clothes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    I have this one:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rch_detailpage

    It works perfect for my needs, easy to operate and really fun to use. I mainly use it for seams when making clothes.
    Thank you. I saw that today on Amazon for $199. Is there anything you wish it did have or could do that it does not?

    Thanks ManiacQuilter, Berninas are needy which is what I hope to avoid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Thank you. I saw that today on Amazon for $199. Is there anything you wish it did have or could do that it does not?

    Thanks ManiacQuilter, Berninas are needy which is what I hope to avoid.
    Maybe a slightly larger throat area. Just a little bit more room in that area would do wonders. Other than that I am really happy with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    Berninas usually need to be service at least every 12 to 18 months.
    I purchased a Bernina 800DL in 2004 & it's only had to be serviced once. I use it a lot, especially on heavy fabrics. Unless the belt slips off there really is no sevice required. Oil it, keep the dust out & it's good to go.

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    I have a Babylock air thread-----wouldn't trade for any other----very happy with it and sew easy to thread
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    The Bernette sergers are made by Juki. My 334D recently gave up. It was bought about 1990. The only service I had was to replace the foot peddle. I ordered a Juki from sewing machine plus. They are more plastic than the older machines and not as heavy. Good luck.

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    Did you try to contact the Bernette company or local dealer to see if they could help in any way, also search ebay it won't hurt you may be surprise.
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    I have a Baby Lock air -- it threads the upper and lower loopers automatically. And it will also thread the needle (I still haven't figured that one out). I absolutely love it. It is a bit pricey, but well worth the investment. Check for good buys on E-bay or maybe your local repair shop has a refurbished unit.

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    I paid $800 for my serger....i rarely use it. I should have bought the Brother 8034. I love my serger but I really dont put it to good use like I thought that I would.
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    Babylock, hands down the best on the market. I have the new Ovation...also an Evolve. Love them both. Auto threading is worth the cost. Try them at your local dealer.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Recently I have relocated my Bernette 335S Serger nicely stored in its carrier case W/O its manual and power cord & pedal. Ugh! I believe it was manufactured in in the 90s but cannot find any info on that specific model.

    Anyway, I am in search of a new serger that is low on its need for service maintenance and not too pricey. What is your recommendation? Thank you for your help.

    My Bernina serger died and I was almost glad because it was the devil to thread. I bought a Juki and love it and not hard to thread at all. Juki makes the Bernina sergers so I am still in the Bernina family. I love my serger.....
    MaryB

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    I have one front Hancock. It's made by Janome. It's the Juno 3434D. I have had it for 8 years & recently just has it cleaned & new blades put on. My tech said it really wasn't that dirty & I use it a lot!! I do vacuum it often tho.
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    Babylock. Best buy I ever made. Sew on it every day and had one service after 10 years. Still going strongly.

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    I have had one for several years and have never used it. Bought it from a shop that has crummy classes to learn how to use it. Don't make clothes much any more so I guess I should sell it and use the money for more unneeded fabric.

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    Which serger to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dakota Rose View Post
    I have had one for several years and have never used it. Bought it from a shop that has crummy classes to learn how to use it. Don't make clothes much any more so I guess I should sell it and use the money for more unneeded fabric.
    I have a Babylock Ovation and Babylock Imagine. Would never buy any serger without jet-air threading. Well worth the money

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