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Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Mylock 634D or Mylock 644D ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Date: 7/24/12 9:39 PM

I'm doing some online research for my new serger. The one I'm looking at is Mylock 644D, but when I googled it, the Janome website shows that this model is retired?
http://content.janome.com/index.cfm/machines/Retired/MyLock_644D

There is another model called 634D, that the dealers claim is the older model. Is that true? Then why is it still listed on the Janome website while the 644 is considered retired?

What are the differences between the two anyway?

Thanks in advance!

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Date: 7/24/12 10:01 PM

I owned the 644 which I recently sold. I never really bonded with it although it was a nice and very basic machine. The 644 was a redesign of the of the 634 with a more streamlined body. My guess is that Janome saw it as redundant. The redesign was an attempt to rejuvenate the 634. Obviousely it did not work. The folk who have the 634 describe it as a workhorse.

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Date: 7/24/12 10:36 PM

Thanks for your reply Warbler.

So my suspicions about 644 being newer is correct, since the model number is larger, it should be the newer model.

Which then makes me wonder why they revert to 634 then. Can you tell me why you didn't bond with it? Any significant design flaws with respect to threading or switching between functions?

It's my first time buying a serger after sewing for 7 years (and telling myself I don't need one for the longest time ) So I'm a total newbie at sergers!

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Date: 7/25/12 11:33 AM

Hi, I have the Janome 634D serger. I really don't see any difference between that one and the 644 serger. The serger that is I think the Janome 1110DX that you would find at a dealer's is pretty much the same machine and usually costs more money. I bought the machine because I have an expensive, but now 15 year old Elna 925D serger, that is very heavy and I almost dropped it when I wanted to take it out of the house. That is why I bought the Janome about 4 years ago. It works fine, but it doesn't have the cover stitches that my Elna has.
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Date: 7/25/12 8:59 PM

I found it louder than I remember testing in the store... I had buyers remorse because I really wanted a machine with a few more stitches like flatlock for fleece. The machine is powerful and threads up nicely and easily. There was nothing wrong with it, design wise. It was an impulse purchase before I did my research. {:-|

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Date: 7/26/12 6:03 AM

Thanks for your replies. Sometimes I think I research too much

I have more or less decided (even before testing the machine) that I will get a 644, but not the Janome! The Juki 644D. I asked the distributor for Janome about 634, but they said it was an older model, and the newer model is 644. I accept that reasoning, but the fact that the main company has decided to retire 644 (for reasons unknown) and stick to 634 must mean they were trying to fix something that was not wrong and decided to backtrack on their decisions?

Yes I think too much But anyway, after researching and thanks to the lucky coincidence of both the Janome and Juki having the same model number, I manage to discover that I can get the Juki locally at the same price. So much more positive talk about the Juki sergers online, and I'm sold! I'm just going to test it out tomorrow and if all goes well I will have my new serger at last!

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Date: 7/27/12 10:29 PM

I love love love my Juki. It is powerful, quiet, smooth, and has beautiful stitches. I think you will be quite pleased. Good luck.

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