SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Forum > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Cutting blades ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Cutting blades
How do you know you need new ones?
sewsally
star
sewsally  Friend of PR
Intermediate
WA USA
Member since 8/18/02
Posts: 1322
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 4/16/14 1:22 PM

I have a babylock serger.

Its having trouble cutting through 2 layers of a thin knit with light iron on stablilzer on one piece.

It goes along fine for a while then doesn't cut and wraps everything together. I am getting tired of ripping out the stitching.

PattiAnnJ
star
PattiAnnJ
Advanced
OH USA
Member since 12/3/06
Posts: 7270
Send Message

      



Date: 4/16/14 4:01 PM

Could be the adhesive on the stabilzer. Have you tried to reduce the presser foot pressure?

------
I dont give them Hell, I just tell the truth about them and they think its Hell. Harry Truman

"Improvise, adapt and overcome." - Clint Eastwood/Heartbreak Ridge

annsew65
star
annsew65
Advanced
WV USA
Member since 4/9/02
Posts: 1061
Send Message

      



Date: 4/16/14 6:36 PM

It sounds like it is probably a dull blade to me. How long have you had that blade in and how much serging do you do? I've had my serger about 15 years and I figure I've changed the lower blade 4 or 5 times. That's about 3 years per blade. I've never changed the top blade, but they say that they are made out of a special hardened metal that doesn't have to be changed very often. The first two or three blades bit the dust due to hitting a pin. I finally learned how to avoid it (knock wood - watch me serge through another pin in the morning).

------
Sewing in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia
Sewing Room Pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/annsew65/MySewingRoom#

sewsally
star
sewsally  Friend of PR
Intermediate
WA USA
Member since 8/18/02
Posts: 1322
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 4/17/14 0:47 AM

I took off the first iron on stabilizer along the back neck and replaced with a different type.

Then I serged with the stabilizer up not next to the feed dogs.

Finished the top with no other problems.

ASiverson
star
ASiverson  Friend of PR
Intermediate
NY USA
Member since 5/31/11
Posts: 401
Send Message

      



Date: 4/17/14 11:16 AM

Glad you figured it out, it must have been the adhesive on the stabilizer then. At least no replacements of blades....!

------
Annette

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers >> Cutting blades

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Bust Adjustments
Bust Adjustments

Register

Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Restyling with Exposed Zippers

Register

Petite Plus V202 VHS

Petite Plus V202 VHS

Buy Now
PerfectFuse Sheer Black

PerfectFuse Sheer Black

Buy Now
McCall's 6284

photo
by: Scheri

Review

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.