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Message Board > Sewing Machines > 1st time serger purchase help! juki 644d or huskylock 910 ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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1st time serger purchase help! juki 644d or huskylock 910
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Date: 3/4/13 4:24 PM

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I am looking to buy my 1st serger and am torn between buying a new Juki 644D or a used Huskylock 910. I am relatively new to serving; i have used one in the past at work but if there was a problem i was able to ask for help. I am a bit worried about threading and tension control. The huskylock seems nice since it has the LCD monitor that lets you know what tensions to set based on your fabric; but the Juki has great reviews and is a new machine. I also have a Juki industrial machine that i love. Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated!

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Date: 3/4/13 5:34 PM

Are you looking at new or used models? The Huskylock 910 has been discontinued. The Juki 644 is still available as a new model.

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Date: 3/4/13 5:42 PM

Please go to the nearest Babylock dealer and try one of their models with jet air threading. In my experience they win hands down for trouble-free, workhorse serging and ease of threading. No need to worry about tension settings at all. If they are out of your budget, I think the Juki might be the next best.
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Date: 3/4/13 5:46 PM

The huskylock 910 is a used model (7 years old) and the Juki is new. The two machines run about the same price; $250 for the used huskylock and $300-350 for the new Juki. This is my price range so the Baby lock is over my budget!

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Date: 3/4/13 6:44 PM

I think I'd go for the Juki...I mean, it's brand new. Great price for a great serger.

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Date: 3/5/13 0:30 AM

You'll have to do your own tension adjustments through trial and error with the Juki 644D. If you buy the Huskylok 910 with auto tension adjustment (dialing it in), it will be a BIG time saver for you. Think of all the time you'll save if you don't have to do sample after sample on each new type of fabric just to get the tension right. With the 910, you choose the type of stitch and the fabric thickness on the Sewing Advisor screen and the machine automatically adjusts the tension accordingly. Within minutes, you're ready to sew. I've owned three sergers, my most recent being the 936 so I'm very familiar with sergers in general and know about the Huskylock line. Good luck with your choice!

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Date: 3/5/13 2:01 AM

Judy, you pointed some good things about the Viking serger. I remember having a demo on the 910 several years ago and really liked it. I especially liked that the presser foot lever was on the right side of the machine, so your left hand could keep the fabric in position if needed, like the Brother machines.

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Date: 3/5/13 8:09 AM

I had a 910 that I absolutely loved. The only reason I traded up to the 936 was to have the coverstitch function. I wish I could have afforded to keep both because the 910 was fabulous to sew with. Both the 910 and 936 Viking sergers are incredible workhouses. I have compared them to the Pfaff TOL and a brother coverstitch. Hands down to the Viking.

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Date: 3/5/13 9:19 AM

I had a Viking 905 that I bought used several years ago. It was a beast to thread. I now have a Juki 734 which is so much easier to thread and sews much better as well. I'd go for the Juki.

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Date: 3/5/13 7:26 PM

Husqvarna is notorias for not supporting older product especially things prior to the SVP merger. Brother had a very similar model a PL1500 4 thread serger and it was a great machine. If you do go the Husky route make sure you have a dealer who will not only service your machine but who can still sourse parts. It's a great machine if it has been well taken care of and works properly. A well set up serger with quality tension assembly only requires a monor tweek for different fabrics. For a newbie, going new with support may make the experiance more enjoyable and a fun tool in the sewing room.

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