Pros: User friendly, reliable, durable
Cons: none so far
This Simplicity Easy Lock Serger SL370 is my first serger, so I can't compare it to others. However, I have used it for about 1-1/2 years now, and love using it. It seems durable, consistent in operation and results, and the instructions are easy to follow. I have used it on everything from delicate fabrics to fleece and heavy terry. People told me sergers are difficult to thread, but I have found that if I use the methods recommended in the manual, it goes smoothly and I change thread colors frequently. I have used the machine a lot, and am very happy with it. I have been so impressed with the quality of this serger that I recommended a Simplicity brand sewing machine to my daughter-in-law as her first machine, rather than have her get a new low-end Singer with plastic parts for the same price. For my other sewing projects, I use a 50 year old Singer in a cabinet.