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Date: 7/19/13 9:42 PM

I want to buy a serger.
I'm considering a Juki MO 735 ( $1000) or a Baby Lock Imagine ($1600). Money and reliability are important. I understand that threading is critical. Do you suggest any other servers?
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Date: 7/19/13 10:35 PM

Imagine. I would consider no other brand or model.

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Date: 7/20/13 0:05 AM

Babylock. Although personally I prefer the BL Enlighten over the Imagine.

Threading is super easy with the Babylocks...but more critical is the fabulous auto tension. THAT is what makes the BL sergers worth their weight in platinum.

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Date: 7/20/13 0:10 AM

Of those 2, I'd pick the imagine. Like Lynn, I would recommend the Enlighten because of the lighting. It is significantly better than the Imagine.

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Date: 7/20/13 10:28 AM

Imagine. And consider used. I found mine on CL for just $1000. She had used it once, in the training class. Trolley still had tags. Ah-mazing!

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Date: 7/20/13 11:03 AM

I've been looking for a serger too. I currently have a Elna Lock which is probably 20 + years old. I just finished watching Jennifer Stern's Take You Serger Out of the Box and I would like a serger with differential feed (the Elna I have doesn't have this). I have been looking at the Juki model but haven't paid too much attention to the Babylock models. I know the 'air threading' is a big plus on the baby Lock's but having worked with the Elna for so long - threading a serger really isn't an issue . . . I think price is more of an issue for me right now. Still looking . . .

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Date: 7/20/13 12:36 PM

Imagine---Babylock makes the most user friendly servers. Period

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Date: 7/20/13 2:00 PM

Imagine, what you spend in cost will be worth the time you won't have to spend threading.
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Date: 7/22/13 12:20 PM

Hands down the Imagine. I've had three previous sergers (White and Elna) and I would never have anything but a Babylock product. Love those looper threaders and the automatic tension. Always good.
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Date: 7/22/13 8:07 PM

Consider the Enlighten too if you can get a good price. Its a Babylock too. Improved lighting.
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