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Serger, decided between Juki 655 and the White Superlock 2900
I need to buy a serger asap, please help.
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Date: 8/27/12 10:25 AM

Hello Ladies, I have been reading all the reviews around, I narrowed to this 2 models, (I would like a baby lock but I can not afford that and there is not any dealer to go and see if they have an use one), My singer serger 654 just broke, I can not use the left needle, it broke when I was serging and I replace it 3 times and it does not want to work...but it still work with the right needle (so I have a 3 overlock) but I need at least 4 since I serger wovens (dresses and pants for my little children), the juki has 5 and I like that it has the safety stitches (great thing for the woven fabric) for what I read, but the white would cost me half of that and if the description is correct it has good features.
I want an easy machine that does not need to much tweeking and that can sew over seams without a problem...serger in my cheap singer was a pain, I spent more time playing with tensions than serging, it does not have a constant stitches, it will change stitches in the same fabric you are serging....it will skip stitches on cross over seams, and sometimes didnt want to sew over them...and I am talking about thin cotton...not jeans...well, it broke when for the first time I was making a gymnastic leotard for my baby.
The juki will cost me 599 and the white 270, both have free shipping. I will look for all the answer....all they are very apreciate, if you have in mind another one that fit the bill, please let me know. thanks. Ma.

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Date: 8/28/12 0:45 AM

At my workplace we have 2 Juki 654's and they are high quality work horses at a reasonable price. If you are looking for something less expensive, I would check out the Brother over the White. The model is 1034D.
I used to own an Elna with a 5 thread safety stitch. I thought I would love it, but I barely used it. I prefer to sew the seam with my sewing machine and serge the raw edges on wovens.
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Date: 8/28/12 2:21 PM

Thank you for your answer, I read about the brother, everybody said it is a good machine but I was thinking to upgrade a little, and I read you need to change the plate to make rolled hem, I was looking at the brother with the extension table too but it is hard to find reviews about it and I have a brother dealer here that I visited, he told me he prefer the janome 204 over the brother, I opened the janome...and I saw the threading path...I said to me I dont want another one like that....hard to threadd! I saw the imagine babylock too, so I called the closest babylock dealer and the lady, keep talking about the evolution ...I wanted to talk about the imagine and she said why would you spend 2000 dollars in the imagine if I have the evolution for 3200.... and poor me saying, I only wanted to know if you have an use one and she saying nobody brings back these machines, but the evolutionnnn....ahhhh!..:) Ma.

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Subject: Topic moved Date: 8/28/12 5:27 PM

This topic has been moved from Sewing Machines to Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers

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Date: 8/28/12 9:14 PM

Another vote here for the Juki 655 -- you can thread it in a flash, the tensions are easy to set and easy to balance. Like Diane, I had a top of the line Elna 5 thread machine and gave it away due to frustration. I think you might be able to find a better price if you keep looking - try calling some of the larger Juki dealers to find out their prices.

I have an index card handy with my standard tension setting for each thread set up and usually hit the right combination on the first try. This machine is user friendly.

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Date: 8/31/12 0:06 AM

Hello, I was going to get the juki until I found an evolve in craiglist for 800 (reduce to 700), but it is 8 years old and I would be the 3rd owner...I am in square one again, the lady said it has 6 feet and the work book etc, it will give me a cover stitch too...I have this weekend to decide what machine I will get. thanks for your answer. Ma.

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