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From: barbaralaurie
Date: 02-14-2006, 05:18 AM (1 of 4)
I am so excited to have gotten a new Juki 654DE serger. My old serger (I suspect it might be close to antique status by now) was one of the first Singers. Setting the tension was a huge headache. The tension settings also seemed to have minds of their own in that they would just arbitrarily change on me. This new machine is like heaven. :smile:

I'm wondering, however, if anyone has any specific suggestions regarding particular quirks with this model? or even servicing issues? I will be using it primarily for seam finishing, but I am also doing some dance costumes.

Thanks, in advance, for any thoughts, and Happy Valentine's Day to you!

User: barbaralaurie
Member since: 02-11-2006
Total posts: 1
From: soverysewey
Date: 02-16-2006, 11:45 PM (2 of 4)
I have the same serger and have not found any quirks yet. :bluesmile I love my serger. It was my first serger and I have had no problems at all threading it or using it. Hope you will love yours too.
User: soverysewey
Member since: 12-19-2003
Total posts: 56
From: bridesmom
Date: 02-17-2006, 05:28 PM (3 of 4)
Hey Laurie! Welcome to the boards. I'm sure you will be totally in love with your new little baby. I have a Janome, which I got after having another old antique that was on its last legs. What a difference it made! Now, how did I ever survive without it?
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: plrlegal
Date: 02-18-2006, 01:15 AM (4 of 4)
I have the Juki 654DE also and I love it. My Singer 5 thread quit after about 100,000 miles of costume sewing and dh purchased the Jukie for me. So far, I haven't found any quirks or issues with this serger either. I have the tensions set and all I have to do to go from straight serging to a rolled hem is flip the switch on the right side of the stitch plate. Couldn't be easier. It's the nicest serger I've ever used. I am planning to eventually purchase several of the other feet that are made for this machine.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
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