I came across a Brother 634D serger at my local thrift shop for only $35! As an aspiring plus size clothing designer, I work with knits 99% of the time, which is why I went searching for a serger for a good price (I wanted to try a used older model because its cheaper and better for learning because I didn't want to waste a lot of money on something I would end up not using). Anyway, I was hoping someone could answer a few questions for me:
-Can I use regular spools of thread with this machine and, if so, how?
-How does this differential feed thingy work?
-How do I oil it?
-Can I sew fishnet or lace without the machine "eating" the fabric?
-And what suggestions do you have for using this machine with knits, especially silky modal knits?
Thanks in advance for your greatly appreciated advice!