Janome serger question

Hancock Fabrics has a sale starting tomorrow on Sewing machines and 2 of the
3 sergers. So I went up there this evening before dark and the very nice
manager let me go ahead and get the items I wanted at the sale price since
she was fixing to change over the cash registers to ring up the sale prices.
Hooray! I got the Janome serger 3434 for $189 and some Christmas cloth for
My question is, do any of you have a Janome and how did you stop the noise
it makes? I placed a computer mouse pad under the serger and that
definately helps, but it is still VERY noisy.
HELP!!! Barbara in rainey SC
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Bobbie Sews More
Lots of things will help. My serger sits on a bathroom rug/mat - a very fancy heavy-backed one from the bankruptcy sale store. The SMs rest on drawer liners. A hunk of leftover carpet will work too. One day we'll study acoustics but meanwhile, just something to absorb some of the vibration and racket will suffice. DO use something that will keep it from wandering. It seems like it was our own Kate XXXXXXXXXXX who had a serger leap off into her lap. Now, there's a picture. Polly
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Polly Esther
This may not be much help currently but there is a formula used to calculate such matters ...
For each $10 more you spend on sergers you get ;
As an extra bonus the reduction in the dosage of frustration elixir further reduces the risks and hazards that befall (think hammer) such machines while operating the machinery under the influence of such elixirs.
just some light hearted humor from
lurker robb

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(think hammer) nothing! A serger has two blades. Sharp blades. Think mini-chain saw that stitches. Enjoy the fruit wine but crochet some nice fluffy potholders while you imbibe. Polly
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Polly Esther
Yup, 'twas me! I've had two try that trick, and one was a Janome. The one that actually fell off the table completely was a Bernette. Verrrry disconcerting...
Neither of my current two sergers have tried this head-dive to obscurity. Even at its most rattly and noisiest, my Husqvarna also failed to do so, despite screaming like a Gatteling gun and vibrating like a tractor (it needs a new needle bar) the last time I used it.
Sergers ARE noisy compared with ordinary sewing machines. They move faster than most domestic machines and there's a lot less machine round them to damp the noise and vibration. That said, some are much better than others. As I have my main machines in an upstairs bedroom attached to next door, I have them on mats on the bench. This does cut down some of the noise. I have my Bernina serger on a mat to stop it sticking to the bench, as it's little feet are so effective! Everyone who has used it has said how quiet it is for a serger, and how smooth.
Right now I have my Brother serger set up on a plastic garden table in my conservatory. It vibrates a bit at top speed, but so far has signally failed to do anything more disconcerting than sew. It does seem a little louder there than upstairs on the more solid bench, and makes the whole table vibrate along with it, but is otherwise fine.
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My serger has rubber cup-like feet. It doesn/t wander. It's not terribly loud. BUT, my nextdoor neighbor says he knows when I'm using it (I live in a townhome)! He says he can't so much hear it, but he can feel the vibrations!! I was really surprised when I heard that!!
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Alice in PA

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