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Topic Title: Which serger is the best for the money?
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 11/06/2009 09:53 AM
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OhNo

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I am thinking about buying a serger and know nothing about them.
Does anyone know which serger does the most for the money? I think I want to go beyond the basic one.
Thanks.
 11/06/2009 01:52 PM
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MOM

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I have a 634D serger and have had it for about 5 years. I do not do a lot of serging but when I use it it is always reliable. The model is still being sold as a new machine. I have never had it serviced. The only thing with a serger (4 thread) once you have the threading mastered it is always reliable.

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 11/06/2009 07:40 PM
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Warbler

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I agree, I know that many regard the Janome 634 as a solid work horse. If you need cover stitch too then I recommend you get the Janome CP1000 separately. I have the 644 which is no longer available.

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 11/06/2009 10:00 PM
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CherylAnn

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Hi, If you want beyond the basics, look at the 1100D or 1200D. If you want a cover/serger you need the 1200D but I agree with Warbler, it is a pain to be switching over from serger to Cover. The Cover Pro is not a real expensive machine but is so nice. However, a twin needle of your sewing machine does a nice job too. The 1200 is about $1200 in Canada and I don't know about the 1100D but it would be less. I think the 1011 (used to be 634D) is about $600, but every setting is manual where as the more expensive does adjustment automatically - that doesn't mean that you never have to tweak tensions - just less likely to need to.

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Janome 15000, 12000, 4120, 760, 1200D Serger, Huskylock 926, Cover Pro 1000 & a few older sewing machines; my favourite computer games of DigitizerMBX v.4.5 with Cutwork, Floriani Total Control, & EQ7
 11/07/2009 09:27 AM
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MOM

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You can purchase the serger 634D on Line with a 5 year warranty from I believe ALLBRANDS. It is a website dealer however that is where I purchased mine 5 years ago and have had no problem. I paid $350.00 no shipping or tax. I saw it on their webiste for about $399.00 which is about average at my dealer.
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