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From: debsews
Date: 10-06-2005, 04:24 PM (1 of 7)
Well I took the plunge today and bought the Huskylock 936 I have been coveting for awhile. I did as much homework as I could and then almost did a stupid thing and bought one off ebay. I say stupid because in the end I got a new one for $200 - $300 more than I would have paid on ebay. Anyway I've just gotten it home and made a pair of pj's for my grandaughter. I think I will love it when I've taken the classes and learned how to do more than serge a seam. Anyway I'm like a kid with a new toy now. My DH is a wonderful man. He was so sick of the research he's glad it's over and in the sewing room where I'll be quiet for a while!
User: debsews
Member since: 09-16-2005
Total posts: 254
From: carman
Date: 10-06-2005, 04:44 PM (2 of 7)
:up: doing the happy dance with you
User: carman
Member since: 04-17-2000
Total posts: 692
From: gm23237
Date: 10-08-2005, 09:09 PM (3 of 7)
I have had mine for sometime now. it is a Brother 1034D. I like it. The reason i had never bought one was fear. When I saw 4 spools of threads and two needles I was scared to invest in a serger.

Finally I decided to buy this machine because the lady in our fabric shop at Wal-Mart suggested thhis machine and told me it came with two cd's of instructions and helpful hints.

I was serging in ten minutes and I now use the serger more than my sewing machine. :up:
User: gm23237
Member since: 11-03-2003
Total posts: 145
From: Aussie sewer
Date: 10-16-2005, 01:27 AM (4 of 7)
When I was looking at buying a 936 some people on this site referred me to a yahoo group for 936 sergers. It was fantastic. Unfortunately I rebuilt my computer recently and deleted the link. The other 936 users were incredibly knowledgable and helpful. There were great diagrams for threading etc.

Hopefully someone else reading this will know where it is, or just go to yahoo and search for 936 users. That may come up with it.

I did buy the 936, got it home and didn't unpack it. It terrified me to tell the truth. I took it back the next day and bought a Pfaff (it was in my comfort zone) and I've been happy with it. Looking back I would have been happy with the 936 as well but it was probably a little larger than I needed.

I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Maree :bluesmile
User: Aussie sewer
Member since: 06-02-2005
Total posts: 29
From: pacuangel
Date: 01-14-2006, 05:51 PM (5 of 7)
am new in here and got here by trying to find info on sergers..looks like I found a good looking at the Viking 910 or sure the price will make up my mind! I have had an old serger that was awful to thread and awful to use it finally died..much to my delight. Thank you for the info I am finding on here about sergers..will be taking a 2 day class on sergers from a Nancy Estep..I am hoping to get a good overview of what the new sergers can do..
User: pacuangel
Member since: 01-14-2006
Total posts: 1
From: debsews
Date: 01-14-2006, 09:47 PM (6 of 7)
I would get the 936 because of the extra coverstitch capability. There's not that much difference in price and I think most people who get the 910 usually tradeup in a short time. I have the 936 and they are on sale a lot of places because someone told me that there must be a newer one coming out. I think one person told me they only paid 1200 for it so check around and see what you can find. There's a 936 group on yahoo if you'd like I can give you the address.
User: debsews
Member since: 09-16-2005
Total posts: 254
From: MotherInLaw
Date: 01-15-2006, 12:50 AM (7 of 7)
Welcome to Sew Whats New pacuangel. You are going to love it here.

I just got a new serger for Christmas. It's a Singer 5 thread with coverstitch and I'm in heaven. I serged some edges on my pillows just last night with a 2 thread stitch, rolled hem with metallic wolly nylon in the upper looper and it came out so pretty. Added just the touch to dress up my pillow.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
User: MotherInLaw
Member since: 06-25-2005
Total posts: 1118
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