Hex for Victory

This is my serger.

Its nothing fancy, but it is a 5 cone with a differential feed (I have no idea what that means yet, but it sounds fancy, right?). Its my third machine, second model. The first serger I had was my mothers. I re-bought that old model when hers finally gave out. Mainly because I spent tons of time searching for replacement loopers and needles. This one was an eBay get, and at a good price. Ive had it for a few months and it works like a champ.

Well I was using it the other day and it just stopped stitching. I shit you not, I had a feeling my machine was gonna give out on me. I must be psychic (not really).

The hex screw that holds one of the loopers to its shaft was loose. I was crestfallen. I searched for over an hour online looking for a close sewing machine repair place. I *knew* this was the *only* problem, and I was leery of taking it anywhere and being told they would have to take it apart to get to the screw. So, before I decided to take it to a place, I went to Home Depot.

Im not afraid of machines. I love power tools, but Im not too keen on terminology. I knew the name for the tool was 'hex' but I didnt know if that was the *name*, know what I mean. Im a noodle head with those things. I also knew that Id get no help at HD, so I just asked the guy to point me to the tools (I brought my own stubby set in for visual reference) and he pointed to some ambiguous area then gave a "turn left".

I found them and bought a long hex set for $4. Worked like a champ. I was even able to reposition the looper back in its correct place! Yay me.

The joy comes from knowing I didnt have to spend any money on this. But I did get a buzz on fixing this tiny problem myself. Squeee!
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