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Date: 12/19/11 6:56 PM

Hi. I am probably getting an babylock evolve wave used for a great price at my dealer but i am curious as to 1. what are the differences between the evolve and the evolution 2. is it hard or annoying to convert to coverstitch and back to overlocking 3. is it worth paying a couple hundred more for two seperate machines 4. if anyone is selling their evolution for the same price as my dealer (1700 usd)

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Date: 12/19/11 7:15 PM

I love my evolve and recommend it. It is not difficult to convert. As soon as I can afford to, though, I will add a stand alone overstitch machine to my arsenal. I sew a TON of knit clothes and would suggest two seperate machines if you do, too.
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Date: 12/19/11 8:59 PM

I love my Evolve, too.

However, if you can afford it, I would definitely recommend buying 2 separate machines. It really slows me down when I have to keep switching back and forth during a project. (I don't know anything about the Evolution.)

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Date: 12/19/11 10:16 PM

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2. is it hard or annoying to convert to coverstitch and back to overlocking 3. is it worth paying a couple hundred more for two seperate machines


2. The annoying part is personal, but for me but it was enough trouble, that I wouldn't do it

3. YES!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my separate coverstitch and serger machines.

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Date: 12/20/11 11:44 AM

I have the Evolve (No Wave Stitch) and the Janome 1000CPX Coverstitch machine. I personally would recommend 2 machines, if you have the space and can afford two. The evolve can be switched but I disliked having to change up so I opted for a separate coverstitch machine. After talking with my dealer, she said there was not enough of a difference to purchase the Evolution. Basically, from what I am told, the difference is the Wave Stitch, the extra new light on the Evolution and the ability to thread both the upper and lower looper at the same time. I've not missed having the wave stitch so far and I can thread my machine very quickly as is so I could not see trading in my Evolve for the Evolution.

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Date: 12/20/11 5:21 PM

Okay, so my dealer as you know is offering me 1700 for the used babylock evolve wave. A different dealer is offering 2300 for a new evolution. Which should. Go for?

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Date: 12/20/11 6:49 PM

Only you can answer that. Go try them and see which you prefer.

I had an Evolve, traded it in for a separate BL coverstitch and BL Enlighten serger. Changing threads from serging to coverstithcing is not difficult to do on the Evolve or Evolution, but it is a PITA if you have to switch back & forth with every garment.

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Date: 12/20/11 9:07 PM

IMO, while nice, the extra features on the Evolution don't appear to be worth the extra $600. (BTW, I've got an Evolve Wave and am pretty sure I'll never use the wave stitch. )

I really wish I had bought separate machines because I often use the chain stitch for basting (since it can be removed effortlessly) and for regular seaming as well (due to the differential feed). So besides having the aggravation of changing the machine over frequently, I also have to deal with the larger foot of the Evolve rather than the smaller foot that comes with the Babylock coverstitch machine. The smaller foot is apparently much easier to work with.

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Date: 12/20/11 11:40 PM

I have the evolution and I LOVE IT! It is really easy to switch out anything on it with the easy breasy threading.

I understand wanting two machines so that you don't have to switch at all, but if room is an issue like it is with me, this machine makes it so easy to switch out I don't really mind.

I can't compare to the evolve since I never had one, but I've heard they are awesome too!

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Date: 12/30/11 0:22 AM

Okay so I have the evolve wave and I'm loving it. Just went in for a lesson today and I'm ready to sew like the wind. I love the wave stitch and switching is not hard at all. I needed it because I am sort of starting a company on making kids and teens clothes and then Im giving the profits to a charity. (I also needed it because I sew a lot on knits and I don't thnk I'll ever have to upgrade. Thnx for all of ur advice!

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