Buy 3 separate dedicated Machines: FREEARM Brother Serger, Cover Hem and Project Runway Sew & Font Machines for less than the $999 price of one entry level Babylock Imagine serger! No tax except La. and Tx.



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Brother 4234DT Top of the Line FREEARM Serger (same as Project Runway 5234PRW) has a One Touch sturdy metal needle threader requiring one finger to lower the lever and automatically thread the needles just like the easiest to use Brother embroidery machines do! Disclosure: All Babylock embroidery machines are made by Brother with the same improved needle threaders!

Babylock serger needle threaders require both hands! Right hand to twist a loop in the thread (difficult with some threads) to place on the needle threader hook, while turning the needle threader dial down with the left hand. That is hardly automatic needle threading! No better than the original two hand built in needle threaders that first came out in the 1970's with Pfaff and Singer.

Babylock's easy threading claims can be "Full of Air", just like their sergers. Jet Air Threading is ok when it works. If thread clogs the tubes, you cannot use wire probes to dislodge because that might scratch the inside of the smooth tubes. We have even had to remove or replace tubes, using a solvent or blow torch to burn off clogged and impacted thread wads inside, before residuals can be removed with an air compressor. There is just not enough Jet Air pressure built in the machine to remove thread clogs from tubes. Even 100+ PSI air compressors may not remove the clogs without desolving or burning off impacted thread first.

The reason Babylock sergers are $999 for 4 thread up to $2500 or more for 8 thread with coverstitch is that they are not allowed to be sold on the internet! There is no universal price competition, except in local markets if there is more than 1 dealer which is not likely.

When you can buy 3 top Brother freearm serger, coverhem and computer sewing machines for less than the price of the bottom end Babylock, you know you are paying too much for just a 4 tread serger machine without cover hem stitches, extension table, extra feet, or FREEARM capability for cuffs, sleeves, pantlegs, and other tubular sewing projects.
Specifications
Click HERE for Brother Brochure on Project Runway 5234PRW Serger Machine same as 4234DT Serger without Project Runway Label

Click HERE for English Language Brother Instruction Book Operating Manual User Guide on 4234DT and 5234PRW Serger Machine

Click HERE for Spanish Language Brother Instruction Book Operating Manual User Guide on 4234DT and 5234PRW Serger Machine

Included Accessories
Included Accessories:
  • Instruction Manual
  • Instructional DVD
  • Foot Pedal Control
  • 14x10 Extension Table/Storage Bins
  • Warranty Documentation
  • Tweezers
  • Spool Nets
  • Lint Brush
  • Allen Screwdriver for needles
  • Narrow and Wide Stitch Fingers
  • 2 Thread Adapter
    *Regular Presser Foot (on machine)
    *Blindstitch X76661001 Presser foot
    *Gathering SA213 Presser foot

    Optional Presser Feet
  • Brother SA210 1/8" Piping Application Foot XB0241101
  • Brother SA211 up to 1/4" Pearl Bead Sequin Foot, Adjustable Guide
  • Brother SA212 Serger Elasticator 1/2" Elastic Gathering Foot
{Q} I purchased the brother coverstitch machine. I am finally able to sit down and use it. I am having a problem with not being able to have threads release at the end of stitching. The only way they will release is to move the looper to the threading position, then they will release. Karen {A} Karen, there are various ways of ending stitches on your Brother 2340CV coverstitch machine. For chaining off you can hold the fabric and coverstitch chain behind the foot with finger pull tension while sewing off, or sew off onto a scrap of fabric/tissue paper. For tacking at the end of seams, flip the fabric to sew over your previous stitch line, or even turn the hand wheel backwards a few stitches to lock.. If you want to release threads at the end of a seam, you can lift the presser foot up and rock the handwheel back and forth while pulling on all 4 threads, move the looper to the threading position, pull thread slack in front of the two needles, or even turn the tension dials to zero and pull all the threads through at the same time. You should not have to hold each tension dial release button down at the same time. Those buttons where meant to pull thread changes through without any tension, one dial at a time. {Q} I want to get a machine that will allow me serging and/or coverstiching on ANY kind of fabric! I am undecided among three of the machines you sell: the Juki MO735, the Brother 2340CV and 1034. I mainly would like to know what the differences among them are, and if such differences would justify the difference in pricing. It is sometimes hard for me to understand the difference between flatlock and overlock, for example, so not knowing how I could use them in different situations, it doesn't make much sense to get a machine that has them both? So from your expert opinion, which one you would recommend based on what I'm looking for?. Would you recommend that, instead I buy two separate serger and a coverstitch? What would be the main reason for me to buy the MO735 instead of the two others, considering it's more expensive? {A}(A) The 2-thread stitch is for overcasting a single layer of fabric. It does not have the seam, only the overcast. Of course, you can overcast with the 3 or 4 thread stiches as well. The overlock stitch is a seam with overcast built in. It can be 3, 4 or 5 threads. 3 thread would be for very light weight fabrics, since it's narrower. 3 and 4 thread stitches have stretch, so they are the best stitches for knits, but can also be used on wovens. 4 thread stitch is wider than 3 thread stitch, so it is better for medium weight fabrics. The 5-thread stitch is a straight chain stitch and a 3 thread overlock (separate) and is for heavier fabrics and wovens, since it does not stretch. Flatlock is a variation of the 2-thread or 3 thread overlock stitches. The tension is adjusted so there is no seam, only the overcast. When you sew 2 layers together and pull them flat, the seam allowances are enclosed, so they do not stich out to fold to one side or the other. The fabric is pulled "flat." On one side the stitch looks like a normal overlock stitch. On the other side it has threads going crosswise, like a ladder. The stitch is often used decoratively with special threads in the looper. It is used for patchwork or knit garment seams. It's nice to have a serger and a separate coverstitch machine, especially if you will use the coverstith often. It saves you time converting from one stitch to the other. However, that's not always practical, space-wise. Once you've made the change a couple of times, it will become quicker and eeasier for you. You can leave the chain stitch looper thread (also used for the coverstitch) through the threading path (except the eye of the looper), so you can tie on and pull new threads through, thus saving a lot of time when you make changes. The sergers and coverstitch machines you listed are all good quality. None are made in Japan. However, the production is supervised by the Japanese and we have not noticed any quality problems since the production was shifted out of Japan. The advantage of the Juki MO735 is that it is the most heavy-duty machine, since Juki uses their industrial parts and expertise in its manufacture: http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp05031-0267.html. The advantage of the Brother 2340CV is that its coverstitch is a little bit wider and it has some wonderful accessories to help you guide your fabric for various operations. My first choice would be to get one of the Juki 4 or 5 thread sergers and the Brother coverstitch only machine. We also carry the Brother 1034D serger, which has many more features than most sergers and comes at a great price: http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp01083-0069.html. If you want only one machine, I'd get the Juki MO735. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions. We look forward to serving your equipment needs. Thanks, Annette Douthat (Q)Can you tell me if this machine does the Hem stitching that is used on baby blankets where the crochet goes in the holes it makes? (A)Kandace. No, the Brother 2340CV is a Bottom Cover Hem Stitching machine that makes the serger-type stretchy bottom hems in sportsware knits, with two or three staight topstitches on top. A Hemstitching machine makes the holes in heirloom fabrics to attach entredaux to. You can use a Schmetz single or double wing needle and heirloom stitches built into most top of the line computer sewing machines at http://www.allbrands.com/products/abc0728.html Let me know if you have any questions about them. John Douthat, owner and tech. {Q}I had a Bernina Funlock 009dcc cover and chainstitch machine, and have been unable to find another one like it. {A} Cindy, Bernina 009DCC only has 2 needle straight stitch with bottom coverstitch. Brother 2340CV has 3 needle positions for 1/8" and 1/4" wide double or triple needle straight stitches with bottom coverstitch, and a lot more accessories available below. . Both machines have differential feed, straight chainstitch, and easy looper threading. The best buy is will all 6 accessories.
Click HERE for Troubleshooting and How to FAQ Frequently Asked Questions on Brother 4234DT and 5234PRW Serger Machines

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This warranty is given only to the end-use purchaser of the accompanying product (referred to in this warranty as “this Product”).

What is covered:

Brother warrants to you for the Warranty Period that there are no defects in the materials and workmanship of this Product. The “Warranty Period” is ninety (90) days for parts and labor from the date you purchased this Product.

After 90 days and until five (5) years from date of purchase, Brother will furnish, free of charge, a replacement part for the defective part. You pay for labor.

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This warranty is VOID – that is, this Product has no warranty – if: (1) you did not purchase this product from an authorized Brother reseller within the United States, (2) this Product has been cleaned, serviced, modified or tampered with by anyone other than an Authorized Service Representative of Brother, (3) the serial number has been modified, defaced or removed from this Product, (4) this Product has been abused or damaged, or (5) non-Brother® – brand parts, supplies, power supplies or other accessories have been used with this Product.

Normal replacement parts such as needles, light bulbs, belts, upper and lower blades, overlooper, underlooper and pulleys are excluded.

What to do if you think your Product is defective:

If you suspect a defect in materials or workmanship in this Product, you must report it to a Brother Authorized Service Center during the Warranty Period and supply Brother’s representative with a copy of your dated bill of sale showing that this Product was purchased within the United States. For the name of your Brother Authorized Service Center, call 1-800-521-2846 or visit our Web site at www.brother.com.

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