GLOBE LOCK M -34 OVERLOCKER

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GLOBE LOCK M -34 OVERLOCKER

Post by mermaid13 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:03 pm

ANYONE KNOW IF THESE ARE ANY GOOD?? AND HOW MUCH SHOULD I BE WILLING TO PAY??
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Post by Tentacles » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:08 pm

My mum had a globe lock years ago. They are a good sturdy machine, Globe is made by Bernina, but hers was a pain in the butt to thread. I can't remember which model she had though. If it's anything to go by I have a Globe sewing machine that is over 30 years old and still going strong, I love it. Can't help on price though sorry.
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Post by sb » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:07 pm

I've got Grandmas old one, its the three thread version. I reviewed it here http://thenappynetwork.org.nz/phpBB2/vi ... 7&start=15. A few of us have them.

I think they were going for about 70 bucks on trademe last year when I was looking at selling it.
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Post by Middy » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:14 pm

I have one. It is a pain to thread, and it DETESTS microfibre and most other synthetic fibres, but it runs like a dream on cotton and bamboo. I guess it depends what you want to sew with it.

Mine is ancient, and the guy that serviced it said it would go forever.
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Post by mermaid13 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:15 pm

sb wrote:I've got Grandmas old one, its the three thread version. I reviewed it here http://thenappynetwork.org.nz/phpBB2/vi ... 7&start=15. A few of us have them.

I think they were going for about 70 bucks on trademe last year when I was looking at selling it.



OOOOH OKAY, THEY WANT $125 FOR IT, SEEMS A BIT STEEP THEN, SHAME AS IT LOOKS REALLY NICE :roll: AND I LOVE THE WIDTH IT DOES
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Post by mermaid13 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:16 pm

Middy wrote:I have one. It is a pain to thread, and it DETESTS microfibre and most other synthetic fibres, but it runs like a dream on cotton and bamboo. I guess it depends what you want to sew with it.

Mine is ancient, and the guy that serviced it said it would go forever.


OH MAN , DONT SAY THAT, I HATE THREADING THEM ANYWAY BUT DONT WANT A HARD BUT OH OH OH BAMBOO IS ALL I WOULD BE USING WITH IT :?
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Post by Annabella » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:13 pm

I have that one too - I paid $100 which was a bit much in retrospect.

I found it hard to thread initially but now is no problem.

Its very slow and I find the tension hard to get right but on the plus side its almost indestructible! :lol:

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Post by grubbiejulz » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:04 pm

I have one! And its really fussy about how it likes to be thread.
Mum, my SIL and I all have one................
Agree on the cotton thing and if I use fleece too much I have to get the blades sharpened[all overlockers maybe??}
Will last forever
Make sure it has been converted to 2 seperate needles as its impossible to get the twin needles anymore [and cost heaps to get done]
I paid $125 for mine 5 yrs ogo.
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Post by Monty » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:21 pm

grubbiejulz wrote:Make sure it has been converted to 2 seperate needles as its impossible to get the twin needles anymore [and cost heaps to get done]


I agree with this, I borrowed one from a friend and snapped the twin needle. It cost me $71 to get it converted to separate needles.
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Post by mermaid13 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:13 am

hmmm ,ok , will i easily be able to tell if they are twin needles :roll: , it is on hold for me till 3 at the op shop, but i am am thinking it is a bit much $$$
i have a friends baby F 3 overlocker , which i can have on long term lend but its really not that great :oops: . ....... oh i hate making descisions :evil:
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Post by grubbiejulz » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:59 am

Yup.....just try yank one out. If both come out stuck together.........
Will look at mine to see how east it is
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Post by sb » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:00 pm

mermaid13 wrote:
sb wrote:I've got Grandmas old one, its the three thread version. I reviewed it here http://thenappynetwork.org.nz/phpBB2/vi ... 7&start=15. A few of us have them.

I think they were going for about 70 bucks on trademe last year when I was looking at selling it.



OOOOH OKAY, THEY WANT $125 FOR IT, SEEMS A BIT STEEP THEN, SHAME AS IT LOOKS REALLY NICE :roll: AND I LOVE THE WIDTH IT DOES


The three thread ones were going for about $70, the fours would have been a bit more. So $125 might be a bit on the steep side.
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Post by mermaid13 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:18 pm

sb wrote:
mermaid13 wrote:
sb wrote:I've got Grandmas old one, its the three thread version. I reviewed it here http://thenappynetwork.org.nz/phpBB2/vi ... 7&start=15. A few of us have them.

I think they were going for about 70 bucks on trademe last year when I was looking at selling it.



OOOOH OKAY, THEY WANT $125 FOR IT, SEEMS A BIT STEEP THEN, SHAME AS IT LOOKS REALLY NICE :roll: AND I LOVE THE WIDTH IT DOES


The three thread ones were going for about $70, the fours would have been a bit more. So $125 might be a bit on the steep side.


hmmm it is a 4 thread one
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Post by sb » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:22 pm

Can you take some nappy fabrics to the op shop and try it out?? If it goes well, you might think its worth it.
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Re: GLOBE LOCK M -34 OVERLOCKER

Post by spinningayarn » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:36 pm

Hi all, I know this is a really old thread, but I just bought one of these at the op shop today for $80- seems like an o.k. price. It's pretty clean and I've threaded it up and it goes well, but the 'red' thread keeps breaking, it's the one that goes through the lower looper, every time I fiddle with the tension. It didn't come with a manual and I wondered if anyone might be able to scan a copy of their manual and email it to me?
Thanks so much if you can!

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