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I have a Baby Lock BL4-736D serger. I need the cutting blades replaced. Can I do it myself??

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Usually, only one blade can be installed by the user. The other should be done by a qualified technician as it requires some specifications that a user normally would not have. However, the good news, usually only the one blade needs to be placed unless they've both been nicked or damaged.

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Yes and the instructions are in the book that came with your machine, and there may have been an extra blade with your machine when you got it.

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