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Okay, so I just got a Bernina Funlock 009DC
It might be an older one; are they the same as newer ones?
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Subject: I just got a Bernina Funlock 009DCC Date: 11/30/07 11:26 PM

I just bought this machine for $149. It is (I believe) and older one, but it is barely used, so it's like new. Are there any differences in the older machines versus the newer machines? I know that this model has been around a while.

I don't need another coverstitch machine, but I couldn't resist the price. I'm such a sucker.

ETA: okay, I just found out it's 4-5 years old at most. That's not very old IMO. I think I might have gotten a bargain!
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Date: 11/30/07 11:42 PM

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I just bought this machine for $149. It is (I believe) and older one, but it is barely used, so it's like new. Are there any differences in the older machines versus the newer machines? I know that this model has been around a while.



I don't need another coverstitch machine, but I couldn't resist the price. I'm such a sucker.
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If there were no differences, the mfg would be out of business. Like every thing else, newer and better keeps the customer coming.

I had an old Funlock and in comparison, the newer models have auto thread (you will see the need once you have to manually thread the loopers a few times), auto tension & more decorative stitches (such as a blanket stitch). They have accessories for attaching elastic, making ruffles, blind hemming & attaching beading for a few examples.

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Date: 11/30/07 11:55 PM

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I had an old Funlock and in comparison, the newer models have auto thread (you will see the need once you have to manually thread the loopers a few times), auto tension & more decorative stitches (such as a blanket stitch). They have accessories for attaching elastic, making ruffles, blind hemming & attaching beading for a few examples.


Even the newest funlock 009dcc cover & chain stitch don't have blanket stitch or auto tension. It's a very simple machine. It just does two stitches, chain and cover stitch. So there is only one looper. No big deal.

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Date: 12/1/07 0:00 AM

Oh goodness sakes, I just posted about this model on one of the threads here and LUCKY YOU getting it at such a great price. A few years back this machine was $800 +. Such a deal!!! Enjoy and compare it to the models you have now and do let us know what you think of your 009.

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Date: 12/1/07 0:05 AM

Ky, I saw that you had posted about this machine and I almost responded over there, LOL!

Someone needs to save me from myself. Did I need this machine? Heck no. I have the BLCS. But I said yes before I knew what was happening.

Oh, by the way, I ordered a Bernina 1300MDC today. When it comes in I am giving my mother my Imagine Wave (ouch, it hurts whenever I say that!). I got a really good deal on the Bernina. I couldn't afford another Imagine Wave, but it's okay because I was looking for a 5-thread machine anyway. I still have my BLCS, and now this 009dcc. If the 009 isn't too difficult to work with, I may give that to my mom too. She is NOT getting my BLCS!! I have limits!

I liked the elna's a lot, but I liked the Bernina a lot too! I got it with a great financing deal, and the dealer is right here in town. So it worked out.
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Date: 12/1/07 0:36 AM

Wow, good going. I think I would like your Bernina with MTC also. I am interested in what you think of the 009. I hope you post some reviews and make some comparisons.
I bet you have made your Mom very happy. Happy Holidays.

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Date: 12/1/07 5:58 PM

Hi Runnerchicki. Congratulations on your new Funlock. You got an absolutely fabulous deal. I saw the listing yesterday and was extremely tempted to bid on it myself (I've been stricken with a bad case of coverstitch lust). But I dilly-dallied and went to Debbie Cook's website to check her coverstitch machine comparison page. By the time I returned to the listing, I saw the Funlock had been snapped up and I strongly suspected... that it was by you -- LOL. Anyway, if for some unexplainable reason Mom decides coverstitching isn't her thing, I'd be happy to give the little orphan a new home.

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Date: 12/1/07 6:12 PM

How funny that you suspected it was me! Was it because of my ID, or my reputation of being a machine addict!

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Date: 12/1/07 6:57 PM

I think everyone was planning to do an intervention with you as the main guest but you took the machine and ran before you were identified. Maybe we need to start a thread as a 12 step program for some us.
Seriously, you got such a good price for that little beast you should just drive it's little heart out till it dies. Enjoy.

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Date: 12/1/07 7:42 PM

The truth is it was a little of both. Enjoy.

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