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Sophisticated Hippie
« on: August 22, 2008 03:49:40 PM »

I have a Bernette 334DS that I absolutely love but I need to change the blades.  I dont have the transportation or the funds to take it to a shop.  Service appts are around $80 or more and I keep it cleaned and maintained otherwise.  However, I havent changed the blades myself.  Are there any tips anyone would like to share about changing the lower blade?  According to the manual the top blade shouldnt need to be replaced unless it has been damaged.  It has been replaced once in the shop so I'm confident its still good to go.  The manual doesnt have an part numbers for blades etc.  I have found a couple of places that sell the blades online but the info is contradictory on which blade to use.  I would appreciate any online recommendations for purchasing blades also.
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008 05:00:15 PM »

My service guy sharpens the blades instead of replacing them unless they get a chink in them. If you have a flat sharpening stone it's pretty much the same as sharpening a pair of scissors (only on the angled side of the blade). He uses a little pair of vice grips to hold it as they are so small.
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Sophisticated Hippie
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008 05:24:52 PM »

What a good idea.  I still think I want to get a back up incase I mess up the edge.  There arent any nics because I dont use pins anywhere near my serger.  I sharpen my cutting pliers but I also have several pairs.  I'm just nervous about making it worse than it already is, lol.  Once I get a back up blade I am definitely sharpening the old one.
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