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Babylock sergers
The difference between Enlighten & Imagine.
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Date: 6/10/13 8:31 AM

Can anyone tell me the difference between these 2 sergers outside of the Wave stitch?
Also is $2000.00 a fair price for a used Enlighten?
Thanks for your help.

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Date: 6/10/13 11:26 AM

The Enlighten has a smaller turning radius (better), whiter and brighter lighting, an updated looper threading device, one improved adjustment dial design, and a lighter colored body - in addition to the wave stitch. $2000 seems high for a used Enlighten, but it depends on how used/new it really is. Great machine.

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Date: 6/10/13 11:32 AM

If you go to the babylock site you can do side by side comparisons for the features.

Prices can vary by dealer. A high volume dealer may have a better price.

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Date: 6/10/13 11:41 AM

The Imagine Wave has the smaller turning radius, also. The Enlighten is the updated version of the Imagine Wave.

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Date: 6/10/13 11:47 AM

I think the lighting is the most significant difference. Doesn't the enlighten use the extraordin-air system instead of jet air threading?

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Date: 6/10/13 11:58 AM

Huge lighting difference, which is what made me snag an Enlighten and trade in my IW.

The Enlighten also has the cutting blade moved closer to the needles, which creates an even tighter turning radius. And yep, extraordin-air threading, so all threads can be threaded at the same time.

LOVE my Enlighten.

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Date: 6/10/13 12:12 PM

How much?

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Date: 6/10/13 12:37 PM

Thanks everyone for your responses, I'm really glad to learn about the tighter turning radius. I was leaning towards the Imagine now I'm thinking I should snag this Enlighten if I can get it a tad under $2,000.00

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Date: 6/10/13 2:38 PM

I just purchased the Enlighten in February and don't regret it for a second. I used it all day yesterday and it just really delivers! So far, I've sewed knits, denim and cotton on a variety of projects.

I was in the same boat as you when deciding between the Imagine and Enlighten. I ended up choosing the Enlighten because of the better lighting and the fact the body isn't supposed to "yellow" with age (we'll see). Plus, the tighter turning radius as well as the narrow feet. But let me say, the lighting really is a huge deal. After using the machine for awhile, I sat at an Imagine at my dealer's the other weekend and noticed a total difference.

The wave stitch is a nice addition and I have used it a few times to make decorative napkins. It wasn't a HUGE deal to me, but given the fact I do a lot of table runners and napkins for gifts, it was a nice bonus to have.

I paid $1850 total out the door and that included tax. This also included the Inspirational Guide (which I highly recommend) and a package of 6 extra feet. I think $2000 is a bit high for a used Enlighten, but it also depends on your location.

The only problem? I love it so much, I think I might get the coverstitch machine on the next financing special Babylock has this summer.

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Date: 6/10/13 4:28 PM

Thanks for the info 1975Jumby, if you paid that for a new one I'm defiantly going to off under $1800 for a used one. I'm in the Carolinas and can get a new Evolution for $2,600. I just don't need that much machine.

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