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I sew, A LOT, and yet somehow I have made it this long without a serger. We are almost at a point where as a family we will be able to justify the purchase. And I can't wait! But I also do not want to make the wrong purchase. I am hoping you all can help me. Here are some of the things I am looking for:

- Preferably under $600
- 4 thread (I would love a 5 thread but think that in my price range I would rather have a solid 4 thread than a low end 5)
- Workhorse - Solid mechanics without bells and whistles

What serger do you have and do you like it?

What do you think is a reasonable price?

Do you think a 4 thread is OK or do you definitely think a 5 thread is needed?

What else should be on my radar when looking for a serger?