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Hartline | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Looking for a wonderful overlock machine that has lots of features and is easy to thread. Any suggestions?


  1. Palady | | #1

    Well now! There are several brands available. which you choose might be decided by your budget.

    My suggestion is for you to first decide how many bells & whistles you'd use on the machine. All manufacturer's have more than one model.

    Baby Lock, Elna, White, Brother are some that members have.

    Again remember there being different models. Husqvarna/Viking seems to have phased out their 936. Figure it's available though. This is a high end machine and has a learning curve. But then every serger has one. How steep depends on the person using it. The s15 or s25 replacing it has had varying acceptance overall.

    I would strongly suggest you visit dealers & test drive a machine. For certain one will speak to you.

    Consider the following URL.



    ETA - Baby Lock's jet air threading garners high praise from users. I have a dedicated BL coverstitch & admittedly it is a +.


  2. lou19 | | #2

    I can recommend my FRISTER+ROSSMAN knitlock 2 3 4 DF, although from the DVD I think it's called a JAGUAR EPOCH LOCK in the USA.

    I bought mine in the UK a few months ago and am amazed by the quality. I previously had a BERNETTE FUNLOCK which had served me well for 20 years, I make and alter Bridal wear from home. The new machine threads better completely opens at the bottom for the loopers. Runs wonderfully, quality of my bernina sewing machine. Great acessories ......I got all the extra feet FREE in a special deal.

    I am delighted with it.

  3. betsyb2 | | #3

    I have a Babylock eclipse that I purchased a couple years ago. It doesn't have all the bells and wistles, but I love, love, love it. It is so easy to use. The big pluses for me are that I can thread it using any order of threads, so if one breaks, I just rethread that one and don't have to redo them all. It has a wonderful automatic tension adjustment making it easy to switch from something bulky to something thin without even having to stop. And it takes corners nicely, a feature I am thankful for as I bought it when I was making up a supply of cloth diapers. Which have lots of tight curves. I do wish I had a coverstitch option, something I didn't use at the time, and am starting to dream of someday upgrading. Like a previous poster mentioned, the best way to select the serger for you is to go and try them out. I tried many and it was obvious which one was the one for me after doing so.

    1. Palady | | #4

      Delighted to read you're
      Delighted to read you're enjoying the use of your BL Eclipse. Because you do, a thought came to mind. If your budget allows, seriously consider keeping your Eclipse & adding a dedicated cover sttich to your sewing "arsenal." Regular servicing & your maintenance of your Eclipse will keep you happy with it for yyeeeaaaarrrrrssssssss. Once you trade it, you might find the replacement falls notably short.

  4. Hartline | | #5

    I just visited a Viking dealer and saw the Huskylock S-21. It replaced their 900 series sergers. Has anyone experienced this serger?

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