Serger advice

I know this is more sewing but I hope there is enough carry over here
that you guys can help. I messed up my upper looper on my 16 year old
Bernette 334 ds serger earlier. I am trying to figure out whether I
should fix it or trade it in. ANyone have a newer serger and can tell
me what the new bells and whistles are that make me 'want' a new one?
This machine has served well and service seems to run just under $100
for this kind of thing along with a general clean/oil/adjust. I don't
use it as much as I used to but really don't think I want to live
without one. WHat brands do you like Dan why? I think I need a
mid-range not too fancy model if I get another. What kind of prices
are these things going for (if you happen to know).
Thanks, Taria
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Taria
On Sat, 08 Sep 2007 21:44:35 GMT, Taria wrote:
Hi Taria,
I sold my 15-year old Babylock last year and got a new Viking-Husqvarna Huskylock 936. I am THRILLED with it. I looked at both Pfaff and Viking, as there are dealers for both locally (and classes and local help were up in my top 5 list of wants). The 936 is the top of the Huskylock line, and probably more than you want to spend. But Viking has four Huskylock models to choose from. =20
It is hands down one of the best 'for myself' purchases I ever made. In fact, today I spent the afternoon altering my neice's prom dress (shortening hem and straps) and it came out beautifully. I'm actually over the moon right now about how nice it looks - which could never have happened without the serger.=20
-Irene=20
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IMS
That's going to be hard to call, Taria. I have the same Bernette that you do. I've never gotten fast at threading it but have always been very pleased with its performance. I also have an Elna 945. That one is heaps easier to thread and does nice serging - but - I still won't part with the Bernette. When there's something like a christening gown to do, the Bernette is the first choice. She can do heirloom level fine stitching. Polly
On Sat, 08 Sep 2007 21:44:35 GMT, Taria wrote:
Hi Taria,
I sold my 15-year old Babylock last year and got a new Viking-Husqvarna Huskylock 936. I am THRILLED with it. I looked at both Pfaff and Viking, as there are dealers for both locally (and classes and local help were up in my top 5 list of wants). The 936 is the top of the Huskylock line, and probably more than you want to spend. But Viking has four Huskylock models to choose from.
It is hands down one of the best 'for myself' purchases I ever made. In fact, today I spent the afternoon altering my neice's prom dress (shortening hem and straps) and it came out beautifully. I'm actually over the moon right now about how nice it looks - which could never have happened without the serger.
-Irene
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Polly Esther
I'm with Irene on the Huskylocks! I have the 905, really easy to use really easy to thread and quiet for an overlocker/serger. I didn't get the computerised model as I write down tension settings and other stuff for various fabrics anyway and I always keep the manual close at hand.
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melinda

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