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Brittnee00
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Date: 9/6/13 11:16 PM

I found a baby lock bl4-728d on craigslist for 100. is it a good serger? I can't find any reviews on it.

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Date: 9/7/13 0:47 AM

I honestly do not know about this serger, but I looked it up and it's old. People are looking for instruction manuals, there is no free arm, it has the old tension knobs instead of lay-in threading, and I'm willing to bet the lower looper threading could be a nightmare. IMHO, I would pass this up. Either save more for a modern BabyLock, Janome or Juki, or if you're in a hurry spend $200 on Amazon for a Brother 1034D with all the features and extra feet, brand new out of the box! I have two sergers, an older Janome that has an excellent stitch but hard to thread, and a new Brother 1034D that is a dream to thread but the stitch is a little wonky sometimes. I wouldn't gamble on an old serger that I didn't know what it's been through. But good luck on whatever you decide! :-)

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Brittnee00
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Date: 9/7/13 2:23 AM

thank you! I will pass it up! I have my mind set on the 1034d right now and saw that. Its still in the box and has the manual with it. I have the money now for something 200 or less so ill just go with that.

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Date: 9/7/13 2:01 PM

I don't think you will be disappointed, as the majority of 1034D owners are happy with our purchase. I will pass on a tip to you that I got from another PR member. If your serger loops extend over the edge of the fabric, increase the stitch width first. On my 1034D this fixed everything and I find I rarely have to change the looper tensions, mostly just for fine/thin fabrics. I increased the width from the factory setting 5, up to 6. You may not need to do that on yours, but just in case this tip could save you the frustration I had. Have fun!

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Date: 9/17/13 1:16 AM

Pass IMO. I agree about the brother--lots of people have enjoyed that machine.

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