I am a serger aficiando! Just love them. About 90% of my sewing is with knits, so a serger is really important to me.
About 3 months ago, I managed to ‘kill’ my Juki MO654DE. I ran fabric through it at the 5/8″ seam mark, with the cutter dis-engaged. The needles jammed with the fabric, and bent one of the looper needles.
I looked into repairs, and, honestly, a repair and new throat plate, which carries the looper needles, would have cost almost as a new serger. Gulp.
Yes, I pulled out my old Janome 8002D, but, believe me, there’s no comparison. The Juki has a separate motor to drive the knives. Clean cuts. It makes a difference. My Janome tends to eat the fabric edges – the Juki does not. And the Juki is so quiet and steady.
So – I ordered a new Juki MO654DE from SewingMachinesPlus, same place I got my first one. But things have changed! Now the tension knobs have a pic of the looper or needle associated with them. And the price has dropped 🙂
It’s the holidays. Sales. I got this one for over $100 less than my first one. Less a 10% discount. And free shipping. Here’s what’s included:
That lower knife alone is $20. And it has a spare light bulb and oiler. I’m happy about this. I’ll keep my other Juki serger in the spare parts department in my garage.
And enjoy trucking on with my new serger!
P.s. I buy my machines and parts from either Sewing Machines Plus or Ken’s Sewing Center. Both are great. Fast shipping and terrific customer service.
A week till Christmas! I’m wrapping presents today, but still have one DIY gift to sew.