I have always trusted Singer sewing machines after seeing my late mother-in-law and my own grandmother sewing on Singer sewing machines. I bought this machine a year ago. I do not do very heavy sewing on my machine. It is usually just for mending clothes, changing broken zips, sewing pillow casing, bedsheets and curtains which requires long straight seams . I am not interested in embroidery so this machine fits nicely for my usage.
Pros: Very powerful piercing especially when I sew curtains that are thick. The stitches are fast too. I like the invisible- zipper foot that comes with the machine making the changing of zippers an easy and nicely done job.
Cons: Cannot adjust the bobbin thread tension . It is more made to sew heavy materials like curtains than to sew light materials like bedsheets.
Additional thought: Overall this machine is great for sewing heavy fabrics but not quite suitable for people who are into fashion sewing . For me who do not any fashion sewing, it is just nice.