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From: putzirwin
Date: 10-19-2006, 09:32 AM (1 of 4)
Hi, Does anyone own a singer quantumlock serger w/covertitch. I am thinking of getting one. Linda
User: putzirwin
Member since: 09-23-2006
Total posts: 11
From: Tom Land
Date: 10-19-2006, 07:38 PM (2 of 4)
It is a decent machine at a very good price. Out of the couple dozen or so that I have sold I haven't had any problems yet. A warning though... as Singer dealers disappear you might have trouble getting help later so learn the machine and don't delay getting your training. In just a few years the local Singer dealer will be a thing of the past as Singer moves more towards internet and discount house sales.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: GoGoAndrea
Date: 10-20-2006, 05:21 PM (3 of 4)
I have the Singer 14T967DC

Love the machine. The manual isn't very good, but they have a supplimental workbook you can print out on the Singer site-- VERY VERY VERY VERY helpful!!! This is my first serger and I love it (at least until I break the thing, I'm sure! :) )

I wish the foot would lift higher for more clearance for thicker fabrics (don't know if it's a deal breaker for you, but definitely check it out if you use a lot of thick fabrics --- I use mostly spandex, so I'm OK).

Other than that, makes a lovely coverstitch (though I have to adjust the tension [that is supposed to be automatic] when I use it). Last night I used all 5 threads for the first time; I'm so happy with how professional it looks!
User: GoGoAndrea
Member since: 07-07-2006
Total posts: 43
From: GoGoAndrea
Date: 10-20-2006, 05:26 PM (4 of 4)
Oh!! And I don't like that it doesn't have a very good ruler to guide your fabric (I actually have a small plastic cheapo ruler that I tape to the top/front so I know how much I'm cutting off and where my stitch will lie.) It has some markings on the plate you put on the machine to use the cutting knife, but heck if I know how to use it with any accuracy!!

Also, right now it doesn't seem there is any sort of binder attachment you can purchase that is made for the machine. I saw somewhere (patternreview maybe!???) that a lady had rigged up an industrial binder to her machine...but it looked QUITE confusing.
User: GoGoAndrea
Member since: 07-07-2006
Total posts: 43
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