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Date: 1/18/08 8:40 PM

I was just given a Bernina 2000DE - I have to find a plug - I have the foot pedal and no instruction book - does anyone know anything about this machine
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Date: 1/19/08 0:49 AM

You might have already read the reviews on this serger here on PR but in case you haven't there are several you might wish to check out.

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Date: 1/19/08 0:51 AM

I have the 2500 DCET-I may be able to help you. Do you have a manual?

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Date: 1/19/08 1:03 AM

Hi femalecat,

Bernina's 2000DE isn't one of Bernina's better sergers. You said it was given to you, so if you find that it has problems, a serving by Bernina in Chicago might be a good suggestion. They come back running very well. First you need a cord. If you have a Bernina dealer near you or deal with one on the internet, they can order a cord and the instruction book which its not a great expense. If you are in the market for a new serger, the 1150 MDA is great! Simple to thread, beautiful stitch quality and nice 2-thread rolled hem for shears. Couple this with a 009DC coverstitch machine and you're set.

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Date: 1/19/08 1:08 AM

I did find two reviews which are somewhat helpful - I will talk to my local Bernina dealer tomorrow - not having a manual is a problem and it has not been touched in about 10 years

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Date: 1/19/08 1:11 AM

I do not have a manual or a cord - I am goingn to my local
Babylock/Bernina dealer tomorrow for a seminar and I will see if they can help me out with a cord and a manual - I will take it with me so they can look it over and see if there are obvious problems - one I know of is that if there are attachments stored I sure can't find them - I have wanted a serger as my next purchase - I have a BabylockQuilter's Choice and ellegeo3 embroidery machine but I sure do want a serger- I will have to decide if it is worth the fix or just get something new - thanks for responding to my post

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Date: 1/19/08 9:01 AM

I used to have a 2000 DCE and really liked the serger except the cover stitch was too complicated to actually use on a regular basis. Then again, it was one of the first sergers to have a cover stitch and things have changed quite a bit since then.
I believe the DE model will not have a cover stitch but one of the things I liked about it was a needle down function, free arm and auto tensions (of sorts). The threading is not really hard to do and tensions are set up for types of stitching...."A" setting is for regular overlock setting with general serger thread....."B" is similar except for specialty threads such as wooly nylon... Unfortunately, I can't remember what other settings were for.
I think you should be able to get a manual from a Bernina dealer. If not, I would check on ebay as they seem to have anything. You might even put out a request here on PR. If it hasn't been used for as long as you say (and it's probably longer), I would have it given a good clean/oil/adjust AFTER you find the manual. One or two private lessons with someone who might remember the machine would be well worth it.
I lost this serger in a house fire or I would still have it. I now have another Bernina serger and love it, but I miss the needle down and free arm features, which have not come back in more recent models.

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Date: 1/19/08 9:18 AM

I have a 2000DE but have not reviewed it. It works great but occasionally the differential feed needs adjusting. Also, the needle up/down button fell off, but I didn't use that function much anyway.

It makes a beautiful rolled hem which I only learned how to do after I owned the serger for 12 years.

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Date: 1/19/08 9:30 AM

Quote: femalecat
I was just given a Bernina 2000DE - I have to find a plug - I have the foot pedal and no instruction book - does anyone know anything about this machine
-- Edited on 1/18/08 8:40 PM --

I have the Bernina 2000DE. This model does not have coverstitch function. It was the predecessor to the 2000DCE that does have coverhem/coverstitch.

The 2000DE has electronic tension adjustments. It automatically senses the thickness of the fabric and automatically adjusts the tension. It's heaven!

I have owned my 2000DE for 14 years and it is a workhorse and I rarely have to manually tweak the tension.

I love it.
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Date: 1/19/08 9:33 AM

Quote: Cheryl Kim

I now have another Bernina serger and love it, but I miss the needle down and free arm features, which have not come back in more recent models.

The newer models don't have the free arm? Or needle down?? Oh my . . . I'm going to hug my 2000DE and keep it running forever, in that case.

I believe the 2000DE was made by Juki. That is what my old Bernina dealer (no retired) told me.

I have always heard complaints from the owners of 2000DCE about the coverhem feature.
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