Tell us about your first impression when you used this machine.This serger has perfectly formed stitches. I previously owned a three thread Pfaff serger and when this White 2000 ATS serger first came out it had features that I had not seen in other sergers at an affordable price for me.
It has differential feed and options for using two, three, or four threads, one needle or two, and with the turn of a knob a rolled hem.
Was the machine manual sufficient?The machine manual was somewhat sufficient, but I bought a manual through White that is very detailed and covers everything I need to adequately use my machine for most applications.
Did you buy any accessories? Do you use them?Yes, I bought a couple of serger feet but have used them very little.
Is this your primary machine?This is my primary serger.
Did you take any classes specifically for this machine?I have never taken serger classes with this machine or my Pfaff.
Was this a gift/pre-owned/garage sale etc?I bought this serger new from a sewing machine store online.
How often do you use it? I use it all the time for various types of sewing but mostly for finishing seams and sewing knits. I've also done a few fleece blankets without any problems with the bulk of fleece fabric.
Would you recommend this machine to others?
Have you had any trouble with this machine? Please elaborate.I haven't had any problems with this machine other than I adjust tensions if I need to for a perfectly serged edge.
Occasionally the cutting width should be adjusted according to the type of fabric you are sewing if it is particularly thick or light weight fabric. I don't really need to but I've studied my manual well and enjoy "tweaking" it the perfection for the seams I'm sewing. I can do this with this machine and never could with the Pfaff I previously owned.
Do you do regular maintenance on this machine? How?I do regular maintenance on this machine (and all my machines). I clean all lint, clean lint off the cutting blade, oil moving parts with one or two drops of oil, and I also change out my needles when I've sewn about 6-7 garments or need different size needles for certain types of fabrics. I can hear a change in the sound of my serger when it needs new needles. (I know this sounds odd...but I'm a retired musician and hear difference in sounds easily...ear training. Lol
I wrote this review because I really love this machine, but also to encourage others to learn to use their sergers and do the maintenance regularly. You will have a better working serger if you do and enjoy all the variety of sewing a serger can do.