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BabyLock Diana
I can't find any reviews. Anyone have one?
Dawnabbey
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Date: 4/7/13 8:26 PM

On another thread I am weighing personal experience against reviews as I am in search of a new serger.

The BabyLock Diana was suggested but I can't seem to find any reviews. That's a bit worrisome

Anyone have one or care to comment? They are on sale for $599 although my BL dealer did not participate (dealers have a choice apparently) in the Pfaff promotion(she sells both) and I wound up going five hours away to buy mine.

Since I will likely have to go out of town to try this I would love to get some feedback. Thanks

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Date: 4/7/13 9:29 PM

Yes, I bought one the first of January. Ihave
used it about 20 hours and have learned to do everthing but coverstitch. Actually, a sales
associate did it with me at store but I have not
used it on my own, They say you need lots
of patience because it does not self thread.
My prior serger did not either, so I can
thread it for 2500 dollars difference. It has a
good stitch and i have enjoyed it thus far.

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Date: 4/7/13 11:18 PM

Thank for the feeback!

Self threading machines are dreamy but I have been threading sergers since the eighties so I never have any problems with that end of things and truthfully it isn't worth the difference in cash to me. My deal was to find one that could do both a cover stitch and a 5 thread safety but the more I investigate this the more convinced I become that I will need separate machines for these two functions since, as you mentioned the change can be difficult. Hopefully I can find some you tube videos to see how hard it really is.

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Date: 4/8/13 7:48 AM

I noticed this blog features the Diana.
http://www.onelittleminuteblog.com/2013/01/serger-and-coverstitch-techniques-stretch-yourself/
It is harder to thread than the air threading on the other Baby Locks, but you can learn to do it. There are little levers made to carry the thread over to the other side of the lower and chain loopers, much easier than trying to do it on traditional sergers.

That said I would go for the Baby Lock Evolution if you can..but the Diana is much less expensive.

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Date: 4/9/13 2:15 PM

Aloha from josie.
I have the Diana machine. I got it last Christmas as a present to myself. I knew nothing about it. Other than it was a good price $500. I got busy, searched online for reviews. Finally, I went to the dealer, I almost bought a Jenome. However, the price was not in my favor. The Diana price was right, the issue with threading did not bother me. I have two other sergers at my other place in Kona. That is another story. Bottom line, I LOVE the serger/coverstitch option something I do not have in my other machines. I was able to thread at home without any help(One issue, you may know this already). Do not leave the door open after you thread the machine. The machine does not operate. I did not know this. (the first serger was $20, then my husband got me another one for $40). I used the Diana a few times before returning to Kona. I can't wait to go back "home" and take the free classes. Oh! yeah, as promotion deal I can take serger classes for five years. I have yet to take a sewing class. This sounds fun. I will do a follow up in May.
Mahalo

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Date: 4/16/13 8:10 PM

Thanks for weighing in! I appreciate the good information!

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