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Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Viking HClass 200S ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Viking HClass 200S
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Date: 5/10/11 8:12 PM

My birthday is coming up and I thought I would buy myself a little gift... a serger. I went to a store last Sunday where the salesperson greatly recommended the HClass 200S. She said she had been using it for 10 years and never had a problem with it. I went back home to check the reviews on the Internet and I couldn't find any, because this model is brand new! Now I don't know what to think.

Does anyone has this model or has anybody tried it?

And while I am asking questions, I will go for a general one: is it reasonnable to spend more for a serger than for a sewing machine? I bought a Viking Emerald 118 last year (also a birthday gift), that was about 400$ and the HClass 200S serger would be about 550$. I like logic and I am afraid this is not...

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Date: 5/10/11 9:30 PM

I saw this model last night....lurvvv. It has a movable edge guide and the scrap bin can be put in two directions, which is nice. The BESTEST part is that the left-side swings out to fully expose the loopers, so it's super easy access to thread. The only thing I wished it had was a coverstitch.

I wouldn't compare it pricewise to your sewing machine. It's not the same thing. You'll use it for different things. Who knows, you might use it for more things that you, then, wouldn't need to upgrade your sewing machine for a few more years. But, it's apples and oranges.

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Date: 5/10/11 9:44 PM

The new HC 200S resembles the White 1934D and White 2000ATS sergers that Viking sold for years so maybe that is what the sales lady meant when she said she had been using this serger for 10 yrs.
You might wish to compare the models and see if that is what she meant and the models also might have the same manufacturer. I think Toyota manufactured some of the Viking sergers in the past. I think we have some reviews for these White models here on PR. Other sergers made by White were not the same style as the 1934 or 2000.

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Date: 5/11/11 8:03 PM

Thank you both for your input.

I was thinking that maybe the HClass 200S was the new version of an older model, but I couldn't find the information on the Net. Thank you Betakin for the info.

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Date: 5/12/11 9:59 PM

I'm back from another dealer and I got some more information on the subject. In case anyone is wondering, the HClass 200S is basically a White with a new coat of paint. Husqvarna Viking now owns the rights to the White brand. Since Husqvarna didn't have any middle range serger between the S15 (at 400-500$) and the S21 (that until last year was 1400-1500$) and that dealers were asking for a middle range brand, they revived the old White with a new name. So the HClass 200S is a new product, without really being one.

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Date: 5/13/11 6:06 AM

Husqvarna Viking has owned White for a long time. I have a White 634DE purchased in 92-93 and they were affiliated then.

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Date: 7/2/11 11:25 PM

Does anyone know the differences between a White 1934D and the new Viking HClass 200S?

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Date: 8/8/11 8:06 PM

hi! i just talked to my local viking dealer and what they told me was that the HClass 200S is actually a replacement for the Huskylock S15. i asked why does the S15 still show on husquvarna's website as a seperate active model and her response was that some places still have them and once they are gone, it'll be gone. ??? accurate info...i'm not sure, just wanted to relay what i was told.

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Date: 9/20/12 10:27 AM

I know this is more than year after you asked...but from what I can see in this YouTube video:
HClass 200S the 200S is exactly like my White 2000 ATS. The primary differences between the 1943D and the 2000 ATS are the included waste tray, thread cutter (you push down on a lever and the cutter pops up from the bed of the serger and then retracts), the on board tool storage area, and the R (rolled) and P (picot) settings on the Stitch Length Dial. I recently purchased a used 1934D as a backup for my 2000ATS and sold it on Craig's List a month later. I kept reaching for the thread cutter lever that wasn't there...it got very annoying

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Date: 3/4/13 1:33 AM

This is all interesting as I have ordered a Bernette 610D that looks the same in essentials to models mentioned here. I wanted a spare/ back up overlocker with easier threading than the current one I have and will rehome. In my research I discovered there is a White Superlocker 2900 that looks incredibly similar. In whatever form they come, it appears to be a Inexpensive but well functioning little overlocker (serger if you are in the US). There is also a Babylock 097 that bears similarities but two tension controls are different. I bought it for the easier access for threading than my previous back up overlocker had and some research kept turning up clues as to just how many versions there are of this machine on the market. I also found online a Singer Stylist II 14J250 model that looks familiar! The 610D will be my spare/ back up overlocker. So I think those interested could pretty much chose from what they have available from their dealership they like best and know these machines will be close relatives indeed.

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