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Brother model Lock – 526D

gfam | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

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!



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    wghmch | | #1

    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

    1. gfam | | #3

      Hi Bill,

      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!

      Thank you!


  2. spicegirl | | #2

    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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