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From: bougie6199
Date: 03-19-2006, 10:12 AM (1 of 4)
I am thinking of buying the Huskylock 905 this will be my first serger any thoughts would be appreciated.
User: bougie6199
Member since: 03-19-2006
Total posts: 1
From: Kylnne2
Date: 03-19-2006, 01:12 PM (2 of 4)
I suggest to check out reviews by owners then try the serger out for yourself. You can see reviews on line at different sites like Epinions, and PatternReview. Good luck in whatever you decide.
User: Kylnne2
Member since: 07-10-2004
Total posts: 629
From: esrun3
Date: 03-19-2006, 02:05 PM (3 of 4)
I have a huskylock 910 and love it. I bought it from a dealer so was able to get classes with it-I can tell you that the couple of gals in the class with 905's traded them in for 910's after the first class. The computerized portion makes it so much easier to set thread tensions, etc for what you want to do-check out the 910 too.

I would strongly suggest, however, that you purchase from a dealer who offers classes. I've been sewing for over 40 years but was still initimated by the serger until I took a class and things just seemed so much easier after that!

Oops, forgot to say Welcome!! I'm sure someone else will be along with their thoughts on this too.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Kylnne2
Date: 03-19-2006, 08:14 PM (4 of 4)
Classes can be great but some can also be useless depending on your instructor. Instructors I have found even with sewing machines can give wrong info. Even some of the most basic sergers come with videos and you can see all that your serger can do and how to do it. On going education in serging can be done by finding a good instructor, reading as much you can and learning what the different stitches should look like at balanced tensions, knowing the different threads, yarns , flosses and pearl cottons to use and using your serger and learning it as well. I love sergers and I think they are so much fun while turning out professional looking results very quickly. It is a shame that all sergers do not come with videos. The newer many threaded models can achieve deco results not done on any other machine and can keep your mind in a state of creativity. The question might rise when buying a first serger is if to buy a basic 4 thread, 5, 8 or 10 thread. If you want a serger that does Coverhem/Chain and if so how many Coverhem stitches? I would say it depends on what you wish to acheive by using a serger but if you are comfortable using it you will use it more often. I suggest to test drive the models you are interested in and that way you will know your comfort level and the abilities and quality of the serger.
User: Kylnne2
Member since: 07-10-2004
Total posts: 629
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