serger choice


I have a White serger that is over 15 years old that is not working very
well lately so am in the market for a new serger. We were led to believe
that White was an Elna serger at the time we purchased. We since found
out that is not the case. I have had an Elna regular sewing machine for
almost 40 years which is still the best machine I have tried so of course
was interested in Elna. My dilema now is whether to go with an Elna
Serger (I understand they are made by Janome now) or try another..... any
suggestions?
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omhubbard
Brother for mid range: LOVE my 1034D Bernina and Husqvarna for upper range workhorse machines. Loved my Huskylock 910, and love my Bernina 1150MDA. Toyota for budget to mid range little workhorses.
Elna are NOT what they were since Janome took over the name...
YOU would have to pay ME to take on a Bernette, or a Janome! I've had both brands vibrate off the table into my lap. Not a good dance move, that: I don't like lap-dancing machines in the sewing room!
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Kate XXXXXX
I believe most home sergers come out of one of a couple of factories... only the specs change.
I'd suggest either buying a serger your local dealer supports if you're going to buy locally, or a Juki mechanical -- they're built very sturdily, and the new ones are easy to thread. Good serger at a reasonable price, ime.
Kay
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Kay Lancaster
On 3/24/09 10:37 AM, in article
I loved all three Pfaffs I've owned and used a lot. I upgraded twice and now have a 5-thread w/ cover-stitch. The first machine was bought by a friend; the second one was given to my youngest DD. Now, I have some difficulty threading it because of my sight; my DS gave me a Baby Lock that is very easy threading and I love it as much as the Pfaff.
Having said that, the best advice I can give is check out the different dealers online, pick a few machines that suits your needs. Then go to the dealer, and try out each one to see which make & model you like. You will then have a serger that is comfortable for you in every way. Emily
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Emily Bengston
On Tue, 24 Mar 2009 15:37:11 UTC,
The Elna 745, 845 and 945 sergers, along with the Janome 1200D are all good machines, made by Hosei of Japan. The Huskylock 905. 910 and 936 sergers would also be good choices.
gwh
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Wayne Hines

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