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Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Siruba Sergers ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Date: 5/31/12 2:41 AM

I was looking to buy my wife a serger. She had been using a White Speedylock (sp ?) borrowed from a friend, but now would like her own.
I saw the Siruba Serger on Amazon, but had never heard if the quality and specs were any good. Can anyone help?

If that one looks just "bad", what advice can anyone give me? I know she had some frustrations with the White, and I did not have a budget that would go more than $250. She makes a lot of Medieval gowns/dresses, using linen material and wools/cottons.

Hope I can get some help, as I have been reading review after review and it seems every machine has something wrong with it. Oh, she is not a patient person, so any machine that is too frustrating to operate/thread would be a bad idea also.

Thoughts and ideas?

Thanks

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Date: 6/1/12 1:09 AM

Get the Brother 1034D, it's in your budget and gets wonderful reviews. There's a topic about it with 25 pages in this section.

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Subject: Sergers - helping me buy one! Date: 6/1/12 11:00 AM

So, I found a JUKI MO644D (factory refurbished) for $299 delivered.
Would that be a better machine?
I could prob stretch the budget to that..

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Date: 6/1/12 11:32 AM

Before you buy, read reviews of each model you are interested in. It's the best way to understand pros and cons before the purchase. This forum got tons of reviews.

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Date: 6/1/12 11:42 AM

The Juki is good, but the Brother is more user friendly.

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Date: 6/1/12 11:50 AM

I third the motion for a Brother 1034D. I think she will be quite pleased with it. I've had mine for a few years and don't feel the need to upgrade anytime soon. It is so easy to use and works great. You can get it from Walmart site-to-store for about 200.00. Best wishes.

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Date: 6/1/12 12:38 PM

Yes it would.

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Date: 6/1/12 4:36 PM

I have a Singer 14SH764, a 4/3/2 serger, that I got for less than $299 last year. I never used a serger before, but it was easy, cheap, and it does the job.
Happy shopping

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Date: 6/1/12 11:46 PM

The Juki MO 644D is a great machine (thats what I have), but I second Diane's statement that the Brother 1034D is more user friendly.

Another thing to look at, Is there a nearby repair shop that services whatever brand you end up buying? Its frustrating enough on the rare occasions where you knock out the timing, break a looper or just need a new knife without having to drive ungodly distances just to get it fixed.

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Subject: Siruba Sergers/My two bits Date: 6/14/12 4:57 PM

I have a Siruba. These sergers are not for the faint of heart. Unless your wife has a lot of experience with different sergers, stay away from the Siruba. I have one. Threading it, is a real pain.

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