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Date: 4/26/14 10:23 PM

Just a reminder that if you are coveting a Babylock serger, they have rebates that are ending April 30. It's $300 on the ovation and less for other models. Just my little enabling for the day
and yes, I took the plunge and got the Ovation....(besides it being National Serger Month in April...it's my birthday in May)

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Date: 4/26/14 10:40 PM

Hey, I've got a birthday in May!

Seriously, though, congratulations and happy sewing.

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Date: 4/28/14 5:10 PM

I wanted the ovation but definetly out of my budget, so i got the evolution w wave stitch.

Haven't stopped serging since

That was 2 month ago, and all i can think off is when am i done working so i can go back to sewing/. Serging.

What a difference a good serger makes

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Date: 4/28/14 7:03 PM

My Evolution is going back for service tomorrow. We've only used it 5 times since I bought it last April and this will be the 2nd time in for service.

It can't seem to do BOTH a good 5 thread safety stitch and a narrow 3 thread serged stitch acceptable. I can get one fixed and it works great, but then the other one doesn't. Meanwhile, my old $199 all manual serger does a great job.

I can take the same fabric and thread to my industrial serger and it sews a perfect seam as well. Simply sew about 4 inches and make a minor adjustment and a perfect stitch every time. It isn't rocket science.

I only bought the dang thing so my wife could use it and not have to mess with anything. That is what that machine was designed for right?

I could have bought two 5 thread industrial sergers for what I paid for the machine they sold me. That is what really gets me!

New needles, new thread, thread is in the tension disc properly, verified manual for setting etc... nothing helps.

Oh yeah, the one year warranty is up in 2 days. Fun fun! I am not very impressed with Baby Lock at the moment.

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Date: 4/28/14 8:33 PM

I don't think everyone buys one for that reason. I bought my evolve (older top model from years back) instead more because it had the sideways more electronic moving gates, and I just wanted a machine with cover stitch in it too, and when I just saw that, I wanted it. It was not even really because of any air threading at all.As I don't need wir threading for anything, I can thread up manual just fine. As I don't think that part is that big of a deal, (either way) but I liked the gated electronic tensions on it. Maybe I'm weird though. Of course it's worked good for me, (my evolve) since maybe 2001 too, so that tends to make you like something. Only when that kind of thing is not going on, does something get then unliked be me instead often.

That is kind of weird though, as I think a 5 thread safety stitch is just a chain and a narrow 3 thread overlock going on at the same time, and they don't even use the same loopers or tension devices for both those parts of it either. Also my evolve actually had a 10 year warranty on the defective mechanical parts part, and 5 on the electronics. The one year thingie was only for free service labor. Which meant I got a free cleaning and oiling if I wanted that, during that first year. I forgot to do it actually. If something does not work good, and not a scratch on a looper or something like that, I would consider that not a service, and instead one of those other things actually. Try to push that, instead.

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Date: 4/28/14 10:07 PM

Kcurtis...sorry that is a very frustrating experience. My experience with my Babylocks has been good...but even good manufacturers can turn out a dud from the production line. I'm also a big Canon fan but had a terrible experience with the last printer I bought from them...I hope they are able to get it fixed for you and maybe give you an extended service agreement or something...Maybe try emailing Babylock if you don't get anywhere with the dealer

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Date: 4/29/14 6:13 PM

I dropped it off to the dealer this morning. I contacted Babylock to let them what is going on. Their response was to take it to my dealer, which I told them already did. We'll see if it gets fixed.

The issue is it is a random problem. For example: It will sew perfectly on five T-Shirts. Somewhere on the sixth it will suddenly tighten the tension enough to buckle the side seam then it will loosen it enough to have loops loose on the loopers. Next it is somewhere in between then back to normal for another five T-shirts. I can already hear it now "we were unable to reproduce the problem." At that point I need Babylock to step in, because I am not going to pick up the machine until the problem is verified and fixed.

We've tried getting started on a project on it and have given up getting a great stitch and moved on to one of our other sergers due to deadlines. Only to return back to it the next day and without any changes it sews the seam perfectly. Fun, fun!

We are in the middle of filling a large order, so I really don't have time to mess it. Hopefully, it will turn out good on our end.

I'll let you all know how it turns out.

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Date: 4/29/14 10:44 PM

Good luck and let us know

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