I ahve 3 brother sewing machins the first one is great and has taken a beating when I was finishing up my last of five quilts for christmas(two weeks before christmas day) my dog got cought on the cord and took off running. the sewing maching went with him for about 5 feet. bounced twice and I cried.My husband picked it upset it on the table we had to put the belt back on but it limped throught so I could finish the quilt. I did have to take it in to be fixed later and got a brother with a push button start stop never used the foot peddle. not I have added the brother pq1500 bigger open for quilting. so sorry it long winded.