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Margie C
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Date: 1/15/13 4:06 PM

I'm looking to purchase a new serger. Mine died. I'm looking at the Pfaff 4874, but am wondering how hard it is to use. I've serged for years and made most of my clothes, swimsuits, etc. Should I be looking at others? I want the best. I live in Lake Havasu City, AZ. and there are NO dealers here. The closest ones are 3 hours away. Are lessons a must? Anyone out there that could give me some feedback? Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Date: 1/15/13 4:29 PM

Babylock Enlighten. Bestest serger wver, imo!

Or if you want a combination serger/coverstitch machine, the Babylock Evolution.

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Date: 1/15/13 5:21 PM

I agree with Lynn. Babylock is the way to go.
Pricey, but oh so worth it; no tension settings to mess with AND the jet air threading is awesome.

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Bernina 830LE - Brother Dreamweaver VQ3000 - Bernina B530 - Janome 6600P - Pfaff 1209 - Babylock Evolution - Janome 644 - Babylock Sashiko2 - Babylock BLCS-2

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Date: 1/15/13 6:40 PM

I have a pfaff 4872 serger that I've had for over a decade. I've taken it in for service once, last summer, the entire time I've had it. No problems. I find it very easy to use and switch back and forth between overlocking and coverstitching. Depending on what type of serger you've used in the past, you shouldn't have any difficulty beyond the initial transition.

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Date: 1/15/13 8:14 PM

I have the pfaff 4874 machine. It is alot of machine. I've never had mine in and it's been about 6 years now. I use it all the time. Never had any trouble. It is the high end of the sergers. If the price is right go for it.

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Date: 11/22/13 2:11 PM

I know I'm replying to an old thread but wanted to let anyone else seeing this thread know.

The 4874 is a wonderful machine but its not supported by pfaff any more. I've been trying to get feet and accessories for my machine and can't find them anywhere as they're no longer made. So far I've tried Australia and the UK.

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Date: 11/22/13 7:13 PM

There's a 4 or 5 piece set on eBay right now.

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Date: 11/22/13 7:53 PM

The feet for this model are identical to similar model elnas from the same era. Also, my local dealer keeps some sort of boneyard in his shop and I've been able to get parts for my 4872 from his stash, so maybe your dealer does the same?

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Date: 11/24/13 12:41 PM

Do you have a Janome dealer in your area? Your serger will accept all the feet made for the 1200D, current TOL serger.

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