I took one of my Featherweights to shop for my repairman to look at it. The thread kept breaking every 6-8" & I couldn't figure this one out. So he took it, cleaned it all up, worked on it & only charged me $15. Mind you I live in a little town so machine repairs are not what they are in the big city. He talked about machines with me for awhile & said I got a gem of a machine for $50. My husband found this Featherweight at a yard sale for $50. I can't wait to sew on it! Now I have him looking for a Juki or any other dependable 'long neck' machine to do quilting on. I know he will find one! Can't wait!