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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.
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Date: 4/16/14 4:01 PM

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

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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).

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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.
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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....!

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