With the talk on Kate's post about Serge's woes, I too have a question.
I've got a White 3/4 thread, inexpensive serger (was all I could afford at
the time) and it's about 2 years old. It made a nice overlock stitch and
pretty rolled hem. I had put a thick wad of corduroy through it (I know, I
know) and it went "kerchunk". EVERYTHING locked up, choked up, and my little
serger went into arrest.
I took it to the local SM man and he got it to stitch (after alot of time)
but it will not sew a pretty stitch off the bar and it sounds like it's
barely hitting something (like misaligned). Believe me, DH and I have peared
into the bowels of this machine for long periods of time, turning the
handwheel, and trying to see what's misaligned. We can't find it. It WILL
serge properly but will occasionally skip some stitches. I'm still using it
regularly. I'm not taking it back to the SM guy, because he's at a loss on
how to fix it. I'm going to change the blades (again) and see if that
I'm concerned it's wearing something down, plus the fact that the occasional
skipped stitches irk me and it won't chain off the bar (without fabric).
Cindy in WV (who's *strongly* considering investing $$$$ in a coverlock! My
birthday is in a few months!)
- posted 16 years ago