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I need an easy to thread serger

jbsanford2 | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Hello fellow sewers; I have an older Viking Husky lock serger, and it is extremely difficult to thread. I am looking at the White 2000 ATS, based on it’s easy threading system. Does anyone know of any other sergers that don’t require magnifying glasses for tired eyes to see? I would surely appreciate any information or experiences with the White 2000 ATS. Thanks Betty Sanford


  1. jscraphappy | | #1

    goodmorning I have an ELNA704DEX which has the needle tilt it makes it easier for my tired eyes to thread the needle/needles.It has been a difficult machine to learn.Its nearly been though the window a few times.But,now I would not be without it. Just a tip to thread though the needle eye is to have a cut edge across the thread you are going to use. & I wet my fingers to hold the thread steady & just poke it at the needle eye & it goes  though it works for me.June.

    1. jbsanford2 | | #2

      June, thanks for your reply. Unfortunately here in the Columbus area, there aren't any Elna dealers. I will keep it  in mind though and appreciate your information. Thanks Betty

      1. jscraphappy | | #3

        Oh thats a shame its a good machine,but I think there are makes that have the tiltneedle system.I went with the Elna overlocker as I had an Elna9000 & it had been a good workhorse  over the years.I have read about the e-bay site for machines etc., the postage would be a bit much to ship things here in the UK.THe best of luck in your search.bye for now June

        1. jbsanford2 | | #4

          June, the main reason that I have been looking at the White 2000ATS, is that it has a fold away cutter, and the whole threading system is open and easy to get to. It was consumers digest "best buy"  for two years in a row, so it must be easy to use, and it is very reasonable. Also, if something goes wrong with it, there is a White/Viking dealer within 40 miles. Thanks, Betty

          1. jscraphappy | | #5

            Thats what I like with my overlocker that it has a foldaway cutter.I am sure I would had my fingers off by now!!!.My dealer is 60miles away but there are some good books about that I have found really informative.The best of luck in your search.I got my new "Threads" mag & there is a section of sergers in it.have you seen it?June

  2. chris458 | | #6

    i have a babylock, which has jet air threading, it can't get any easier than this!

     you can probably find a used one at http://www.rummageads.com, but i don't know what your price range is.

    1. jbsanford2 | | #7

      cbell, thanks for the great idea, I didn't know anything about the website you mentioned,  so i investigated it and I saw several sergers that I am checking out. I will certainly check out the Babylocs now also. Thanks for the info, Betty

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