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Sewing/Buying a used serger


I'm looking to buy a used serger and wanted to know what to look for and what problems I might expect. This would be my first serger for light use making napkins, towels, scarves, easy stuff. What is your opinion regarding a tried and true machine and what would you avoid at all costs. The machine I am currently looking at is a Singer Professional 14U13.
Thanks much.

I really like the Babylock sergers...I would say the singer 14U13 is also a very good machine...what you may want to know is why is someone selling a perfectly good still could be good but check anyway...try it out first to make sure it works...don't want one with too much wear and tear...



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Norman Roy


Depending on the mechanical knowledge off owner, I can answer just about any question they ask. One lady asked about her feed dogs not going back up, some machines will not go back up unless you turn the wheel over, (start sewing). It sounds simple but sometimes you never think of it.


I've been servicing sewing machines since 1989, I still service machines for Northwestern Ontario Canada. It is a large area with little or no service people and I can usually tell on the phone if it can be fixed by the owner.

I took a 2 year apprentice course with a dealer who was looking to teach and hire. I worked for him for 8 years before moving up to the Northwest, Red Lake area of Ontario.

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