A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 302,356
Currently Running With Scissors:
474 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Dull serger blades, now what do I do?  (Read 6243 times)
Tags for this thread: serger  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Ashling
« on: March 27, 2009 08:00:58 AM »

I've been working on a rather serger intensive project the last few weeks, and now my blade no longer cuts.  I know I can get a new one through Kenmore, but what I want to know is whether or not I need to replace both the upper and lower blades, or if replacing just the upper will work.  The lower blade costs almost twice as much as the upper, so if I can put off replacing that, it would be nice.  Or, is it possible to sharpen them?  Thanks.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Sew-Classic
Sew-Classic.com
Offline Offline

Posts: 552
Joined: 03-Nov-2008

Sew-Classic.com


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009 10:14:26 AM »

The lower blade is carbide steel (harder) and the upper blade is a softer steel.  They do this so that the upper blade will take the brunt of the wear.  Start by just replacing the upper blade.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2009 01:21:39 PM by Sew-Classic » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Jenny
Blog.Sew-Classic.com
Sew-Classic                                                                Sew-Classic  
Ashling
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009 10:24:46 AM »

Thanks, I'll try that first.  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

gammykatie
Offline Offline

Posts: 352
Joined: 05-Mar-2009

I would be unstoppable If I could just get started


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009 10:31:48 AM »

the repair tech where I got my serger indicated that trying to sharpen serger blades is not effective and can cause more problems.... definitely replace them. and yes, you can just change the top... about 2-3 tops per bottom blade is average.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.  - Winston Churchilll

http://www.wists.com/gammykatie

2010 - 3/XX                     I won't read Blogs!
purefairydust
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009 02:43:44 PM »

Don't forget to look in the notions box that came with your serger, it might have an extra blade in there. I know on the sergers I have bought in the past had an extra blade and extra needles in the notion box. This saved me from have to run out and buy one in the middle of a project and gave me time to catch them on sale.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Sewing machines: Universal KAB, Kenmore 150 385.19150090, Brother XL-3125, Brother LS-2000

Combo sewing and embroidery machine: Brother SE270D

Sergers: Sergemate Companion 5040, Simplicity Serge Pro
marypoppins
Offline Offline

Posts: 1279
Joined: 11-May-2004

Duct Tape Rules!!!


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2009 10:01:29 AM »

It is possible to sharpen some blades.  Both of mine got nicked up and I ordered new ones.  Even though it said it would fit my machine (Baby Lock BL3-418), when they came in, neither one fit.  My repair guy was able to sharpen my old ones nicely and I was back on the road again! 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Don't call it trash...I can make something with it!!!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
3 Great Tips to Relieve Dry, Itchy Skin During Winter
How to Do Chanel Party Makeup
How to Do Khaki Glitter Eye Makeup
How to Rock Graphic Eye Shadow
Winter Beauty Survival Guide
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Fabric Boxes
Tute Tuesday: A Pod of Narwhals
Hey, it's summer. Go outside!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.