Brother model Lock – 526D
Has anyone used this machine? I am looking for a serger & this one came up. She’s selling it for $29 but says it’s hard to find needles for & to use. But I don’t think she has actually ever used it. Is that true? That’s all I know about it. Thanks for replying quickly!
Donna,The needles are not hard to find, but you're not likely to find them at a mass merchandiser. Those old Brothers (Huskylocks were the same machine) used the 16X231 needle, which is more commonly used in an industrial machine. It is a tiny bit tricky, because the needle has a round shank, so you have to be careful to line it up with the correct orientation. These machines did not enjoy a great reputation, but they weren't bad, and if it is in good working condition, $29 is certainly not a bad price, especially for this model with a differential feed. Incidentally, I'm fairly certain that this is one of the models where the hand wheel turns away from you instead of toward you.Bill Holman
You are everywhere?! Before I do any more digging I need to find out if this unit is still available. She has not gotten back to me yet. If it is, I'll be writing again!
Why don't you check brother.com and ask a technician. You will have to sign on as a Brother owner and fudge the serial numbers to get to the e-mail. They will get back to you within 24 hours.
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