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|Viking:Huskylock S21 (Serger)|
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|About kcshocker |
|Member since: 4/27/13 |
|Reviews written: 1|
|sewing machines reviewed: 1|
|Posted on:||7/22/13 4:07 PM|
|Approx price paid:||$450|
|Had this machine for:||1.5 years|
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- Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
- Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
- 4 Thread Serger
- Differential Feed
- Rolled Hem
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|What kcshocker likes about this machine|
I got this cheap off of craigslist.
Despite the other reviews, I didn't find this machine that difficult to thread. Sure, it could be easier (i.e. air threading), but you'll pay a premium for that.
Give yourself a couple of hours dedicated solely to learning to thread it, go slow, be patient, and you'll be fine. Do expect to get it wrong the first several times. Once you have practice, it is pretty smooth sailing with this machine.
I think some people just reach a point where they've threaded it wrong several times and have deemed the machine evil. This is normal when learning something new! Remember when you first started learning to decipher patterns? Expect that feeling again. Get past that emotional block and you'll find that you have a wonderful tool.
Switching between most of the stitches is easy. Going from 3-thread overlock to rolled is super easy (that is what I do most). Coverstitch requires more work to set up, but the results are impressive. No problems at all with the coverstitch.
What I like most about this machine is that it has been very dependable and creates gorgeous results. Works well at high speeds.
This is my first serger and I'm an advanced beginner at sewing.
What kcshocker does not like about this machine
Figuring out what tension settings to use can be difficult. I have found that I almost always need to test the stitches when using a new fabric. More often then not, I need to adjust. Advice: keep the tension troubleshooting guide handy (in manual) and always write down the setting in your project journal so you don't forget.
You may need to stabilize flimsy fabrics in order to get even, consistent stitches. This is pretty standard though. I've not tried leather or very heavy fabrics.
Also, why is it so hard to find the feet for this machine online! It is pretty frustrating. Let me know if you know of a good source.
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