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    Posted: 21 Sep 2012 at 9:50pm
If there's already a thread on this, feel free to delete this. Basically a general thread for information on sewing machines and fabric.

Right now I'm trying to gather some recommendations for an overlock machine. Will an old JUKI be the best bang for my buck?


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It depends on what you're trying to do.  I assume make jeans?  

There are a lot of overlock machines out there, some cheap.  Some not so cheap.

pretty much any old one will do, unless you're going for something specific and if you have a set budget.

As to the thread, I think it's a great idea.
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Originally posted by Happy Hooligan Happy Hooligan wrote:

It depends on what you're trying to do.  I assume make jeans?

Initially I want to use it to fool around with sweat and T-shirt patterns. I don't need an industrial motor and table.
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most overlock machines don't need an industrial motor or table as they're so small.  But do buy an industrial machine though.  Don't buy a home model baby lock, as you can find the real ones for equal or less money.


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Thanks, Happy Hooligan. I'm in no rush, so finding an industrial machine at a good price shouldn't be too difficult.
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I'm about to drop a ton on one machine.   Well, I guess "a ton" is subjective, but for me it's a ton.   Have to wait till the deal goes through until I say what the machine is, but I've been looking forward to getting one for a long time....
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Does it start with U and end with nionspecial? :)
I make things out of leather.
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no actually it starts with an S and ends with a inger

I'm not spending two tons... just a ton...
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TON = 1 GRAND
Sell me your Mister Freedom stuff. :)
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Just delivered tonight...  Can't wait to get this thing going...  Long, long wait trying to find one.

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