My parents saw one at a yard sale and bought it for me, since they knew I wanted to get into quilting. It was only $25, and came with the table/stand. The man who sold it told them it was his wife's, and she was a professional seamstress. The instruction book has a lot of her handwritten notes in it. My question is: it works, but the tension is "off" so I need to put some money into it to get it working perfectly. I don't know if this is a good machine and worth fixing or not. I have purchased a refurbished brother so I can use that now, but this "old" one seems real sturdy and probably worth fixing. Since I've never heard of Nelco, I'm not sure if it is worth it ... anybody know of it? Opinions? Thanks in advance for your input.