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    Okay Ladies I need info, I am buying my first serger and have no idea what to get
    What do I look for?
    What features are a must and what are never really used?
    4,6,8,spool??????
    What brands, models are very user friendly?
    Sorry so many questions but I've really wanted one and I don't want to get something that I will give up on cuz it's too compicated
    Enjoy everyday - they go by way too fast!

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    Not tons of help here...
    but some sergers dont cut the material as you sew. To me, that is a BIG thing I want when I buy my serger (if that day ever comes, lol)....

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    are you hobbing or working with it?
    It makes a bit of a difference.
    I have a 3 spool that's great for hobby sewing.

    mine cuts.
    It's an older model (20 + years old)

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    I got a low end Kenmore. It works well but is a PITA to thread.
    Daisy - Mum to M (July 2005) and T (July 2009)

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    It would just be a hobby serger.
    So I want one that cuts, anything else?
    Enjoy everyday - they go by way too fast!

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    The biggest factor would be the amount of money you want to spend. The more money you can spend, the more “bells and whistles“ you can get. Buying new will get you free lesson(s) too. Babylock sergers have a jet air threading system that is suppose to be nice and easy. If you plan on sewing stretchy or lightweight material you will need differential feed which is probably standard on most machines nowadays.

    My budget allowed for a bottom-of-the-line model that was a 2,3,4 thread. The most important feature I was looking for was the rolled edge. I don't have an issue with threading as it is very similiar to my old serger.

    Most important thing is to sit down at the machines you are looking at and test drive.

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