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I inherited a Simplicity 4380ED serger. It won't cut the fabric. I changed the lower blade for a sharper one. It is lying level with the throat plate. The upper blade is smooth. The fabric edge goes along the upper cutter and rolls over from the top and goes through the serge stitching.. No cut.


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A tech on this site wrote this, when a similar model as yours was "mangling the fabric":
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\015\012\015\012This problem is usually when the lower blade drops below the sewing plate. Look at the blade in relation to the plate and see if it has dropped below the plate, then you can reset the blade. If it is not the upper blade may be too dull to cut so it will need to be replaced.\015\012 \015\012Good luck, and hope this helps!
Sergers are not really meant to sew very thick material. The blades\015\012have a maximum amount of range, or thickness that they can reach to\015\012cut. If you go outside that range, get ready for a big repair bill! You\015\012can break loopers and even the needle plate when you "push" a serger.\015\012My advise would be to use you sewing machine for the, "pounding" work.\015\012The type of material matters too, A thick Quilt like fabric can be sewn\015\012becatuse it's not dense material. A thinner harder denim could max out\015\012at 3 layers because of it"s hard finish. If the fabric you're sewing\015\012isn't dense like, you could just need new knives.
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