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Date: 12/17/13 12:18 PM

Hello, I am fairly new to surging and have recently been making a lot of knit garments for myself and my daughter. I have an oportunity to buy a used Babylock coverstitch machine. It was manufactured in 09' and the label on the right front is green. I have read on the forum posts and reviews for the current Coverstitch 2 model and I would like to know if there is a significant difference between the one for sale and the current model? I haven't been able to pull up any articles online comparing the two. If anyone has information to share I would greatly appreciate it. BTW the used machine is being offered for $800 and it was recently serviced and is cleaned of all dust.
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Date: 12/18/13 0:43 AM

I recently bought a used BL coverstitch machine from a lady that decided what she really needed was a new serger. I paid $800 for it and it is less than a year old.
I don't know the difference between the one you are looking at and the BLCS-2.
Call a dealer near you and see what they have to say. But I think the price may high or I just got a really good deal.
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Date: 12/18/13 7:15 AM

I would say that price is high. Not sure where you are in PA, but if in the Phila metro area, check Steve's in King of Prussia. DH purchased my BLCS there a year or so ago and got a good price.

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Date: 12/18/13 8:02 AM

I have the older coverstitch machine and it works great. The price sounds good to me when compared to what you would pay for the newer one. The main difference in most newer Babylocks is the lighting. I'd go with the older model myself rather than paying more for improved lighting and use some of your savings to purchase a clear foot for the machine.

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Date: 12/18/13 8:35 AM

BLCS is a sturdy well made and company/dealer supported machine. I'd have to second the comments made by OBX. Splurge on an OTT task light and get stitching' I don't know about the -2 version, but sounds like a marketing upgrade to me. The BLCS is a premium CS machine from a premium BL mfg. go for it!

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Date: 12/18/13 8:42 AM

Make sure you sew on it before purchasing. Ask if there is trouble threading machine. I have a dedicated BL cover stitch and it can be a pain because the thread keeps breaking.

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Date: 12/18/13 9:48 AM

Thank you all for your input. I saw the knew coverstitch at a sewing store for $1299. , I am not sure if they drop the price like car salespersons if you start walking out the door after looking at it and trying it though.

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Date: 12/18/13 9:50 AM

Actually it can kind of go that way. I have three local dealers and contact all before making a purchase.

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Date: 12/18/13 10:53 AM

sewdoggie, I have a BL coverstitch and had thread breakage and skipped stitches when I first got it. Found out I wasn't threading the last guide before the needle, the one where the thread goes around to the back of the guide and then to the front. That isn't a good description I know and the diagram in the instruction book isn't much help either. I finally figured it out and have had no more problems and love my coverstitch machine.

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Date: 12/19/13 7:11 AM

I had the BLCS and traded up for the BLCS2; loved the first, love the second.

The differences are cosmetic. The color of the machine casing; the BLCS2 has a whiter casing, and the label is white and gold.

There is no mechanical difference. Fabulous machine; both it and my BL Enlighten serger have a forever-home with me.

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