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|Baby Lock:Eclipse DX (Serger)|
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|About lulubel |
|Member since: 8/20/07 |
|Reviews written: 1|
|sewing machines reviewed: 1|
|Posted on:||3/3/13 7:31 AM|
|Approx price paid:||$1149|
|Had this machine for:||1 week|
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- Needle Threader
- Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
- Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
- 3 Thread Serger
- 4 Thread Serger
- Differential Feed
- Rolled Hem
- Auto Threading
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|What lulubel likes about this machine|
This will be my second serger after a Pfaff 4850 Coverstyle.
Although I purchased this from the local dealer who has numerous classes, and are very accommodating, I was able to pull this serger out of the box, watch the video, (the visuals were very bad though the verbal explanations were good) thread and sew within 10 minutes--if not less, didn't time myself. (The dealer also gave me a demo prior to buying--but that was it as far as "training" goes.) Looper threading was very easy with the air threading, very little room for error in thread placement as the lower looper thread hangs, then you just have to be sure the upper looper and the needle threads are off to the side. The DX does not have the automatic tensions, however, my preference is to have complete control over the tensions. I didn't see any other advantage to having the next more expensive serger.
I like that the upper looper convertor is integrated - I had lost the Pfaff converter and purchased a new one.
The stitches are all beautiful and well produced. Converting to other stitches is a very simple matter. Also, this machine doesn't seem as temperamental as the Pfaff with threading through the tension discs. With the Pfaff you had to really floss it through to be sure it was seated into the discs.
What lulubel does not like about this machine
It is a bit more "plastic - y" than the Pfaff, and lighter weight. The automatic threader feels like it can easily snap off-- as do some of the other knobs, not as badly as the auto-threader though. But my perception could be skewed because I had been using that very heavy Pfaff too. Others may find it feeling more solid than I do.
Babylock needs to produce a better teaching video. I watched it on my laptop and the quality was terrible. Perhaps they have online videos that are better, I just haven't searched it.
This machine does not have a coverstitch, but I purchased aware that it is lacking this stitch. My intent is to have a coverstitch machine separate from this in the future.
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