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Great serger for the price point!
on October 7, 2016
This is my second Brother Serger in 3 years. I bought this one to replace the serger I had, due to that one having cam slippage. I am so glad I bought this one. It does a lovely job. I mainly use it on cotton fabrics to finish edges of bibs, pillow cases and such.
There is one factor that bothered me and is the reason I give it a 4 Star rating. This machine needs pre oiling before you use it the first time!!! How do you know this?!? I found it in the reviews BEFORE I purchased it. On Page 57 it shows where the oiling needs to happen. Word of advice... DO IT! You will not regret it. I oil it about once a month or so unless I've been taking a break from sewing. I wish this would be put in a quick guide so that if the machine is new to you, you know to oil it! Quickest way to destroy a machine.. No oil!
That being said, once this little work horse is oiled, it will serge like a dream. Quickly and efficient, it makes short work of quickly finishing raw edges. It has a removable arm, to sew cuffs. I love that you can adjust for the type of fabric and your stitch width. I know it has several stitch types, however I just use it for serging. I find it quick and easy to load with thread, though like most sergers, the lower feeds sometimes can be a bit tricky. For quick color changes, I simply cut the threads back behind the feeders, tie the new color on, then run it out on swatches of left over fabric, I have found this to be much faster and easier than re-threading my entire machine.
Nice neat serging
Quick and easy set up (Make sure you oil the machine prior to first use, reference page 57) See attached photo
Adjustments for fabric type
Stitch adjustments (Length and style)
Can tuck the blade out of the way when needed
The directions for oiling the machine are tucked away in the back of the user manual, which can be missed and cause issues with the machine
Other than the aforementioned issue with oiling of the machine and lack of 'In Your Face' directions to tell you to make sure you do oil it. This is a great little machine for the price point. If you are an avid sewer, then this would be a fabulous machine for you!