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Singer overlocker model 14u34b user manual

I lost my instructions manual. could you please help me. all i need is the instructions to reset the stitch length. i have the one with 4 threads.when i overlock the material pulls a bit tight.

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You can find free manuals to down load from singer ..

http://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html

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Does the 14u 34B/234B singer serger have a cording foot that can be purchased seperately?

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