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Reviewed by:Keyboard Carol
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Posted on:7/31/14 10:15 PM
Approx price paid:$300
Had this machine for:6 years
Recommended? Yes
Online Merchants:Amazon.com
White 2000 ATSFeatures
  • Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
  • Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
  • 4 Thread Serger
  • Differential Feed
  • Rolled Hem
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Review:
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?

Troubleshooting:
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.

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seweibhlin said...
I have this machine and it has never given me a bit of trouble. I have other more expensive sergers but the White 2000ATS is so simple to use I just use it more. Agree Maintenance is the key to keeping it trouble free. Thanks for review
8/10/14 9:41 AM
persec said...
Thanks so much for this review. White does not have a good reputation in my area for machines or sergers. I know that listening to your machine works. This one, and a seamtress with a good ear, is a keeper.:)
8/3/14 12:26 PM
Keyboard Carol said...
Thank you. I was much younger when I bought my first serger and rarely used it for more than finishing seams. I finally took the time to really study serging and "know" my machine a few years ago. I just hope the review encourages others to experiment with their sergers until they have the confidence to get the most potential out of their machines.
8/1/14 7:43 PM
Enid E said...
I have an Babylock Imagine, but the 2000 ATS is my backup. I paid a little over $300 for it, but it came with all the extra feet. I kept it for all the same reasons you have described. It is a lot of serger for the money.. Thanks for the review..
8/1/14 2:27 PM
Terri A said...
I am this way with my serger too. Paying attention to subtle things and a little TLC. Thanks for the review.
8/1/14 0:34 AM
 
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