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Brother or singer?
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Date: 6/10/13 8:03 PM

I have been saving a while and almost have enough saved for my first serger. (I used one in high school in sewing class and haven't had a chance to buy one yet)
I am down to two machines.
Singer
Brother

I know the brother has good reviews but haven't been able to find as many for the singer. (and due to having gift cards as part of my savings I will have to order it online/get it in store)
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Date: 6/10/13 8:15 PM

You can see a lot of reviews here on the brother serger. It seems pretty popular.
Amazon.com also sells the sergers and if you have a problem they can be returned.
Also if you check out the serger forum you will see a lot of threads on the brother 1034D

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Date: 6/10/13 8:23 PM

I don't know anything about the Singer but I bought the Brother online and had it for awhile. I upgraded to a combo for the coverstitch but I liked the Brother. It was easy to learn and it was a workhorse. I bought it based on all the good reviews and it was a good choice for me. So nice that you can get one now!
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Date: 6/10/13 11:46 PM

Can you find these machines at local dealers where you can try them?

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Date: 6/11/13 8:55 AM

The Singer is one I've never seen before. And especially through Walmart, which has machines made specifically for them, changing model numbers, etc. I have this one: Singer serger and decided to get it over the Brother you suggest because I liked being able to open everything up to thread and wanted the extra feet.

Edited to add: This is my first serger too.
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Date: 6/11/13 11:51 AM

I looked at the video on the site you provided and found it interesting that it is a Husquvarna machine not a Singer. Through my own trials of purchasing a serger I found out that Pfaff, Singer and Huskylock are all made in the same factory with only slightly different specs for the mechanical models (Viking and Pfaff have computerized sergers and Singer does not). So I bought the Singer Pro 5 with 6 feet and it does a cover stitch. I had a Singer before and it has lasted over 7 years. They are good little machines if you aren't working them too hard.

Edit. The Pro 5 is also available from WalMart. Not sure what the budget is here but if it is possible then a machine you can grow into is a good idea.
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