This is my best friend in the studio! I have had this Brother serger for more than 25 years, and it is still going strong, just like new. It is very dependable, and consistently does beautiful 4-thread stitching.
Being an industrial serger the clutch motor is underneath the machine. It sits in a large table, which makes it difficult to move, but a machine like this is SO much cheaper/better/faster than the home sewing market sergers. If you have a permanent home for one you will love it!
It has a small presser foot that allows you to see what you are sewing. Best of all, it enable you to turn and serge a 90 degree corner without cutting off the fabric first! You can, of course, serge with 3 threads/one needle, and do a rolled hem. Another great feature is that it is very quiet and smooth running.
The next time you need/want a new machine, think about purchasing industrial equipment. Used industrial equipment is very dependable and serviceable. You will not be disappointed, and you will have $$ left over for fabric!!!!