I purchased this sewing machine because I was looking for something that was going to be economical and durable. I have always had great luck with Singer products and was hoping this would be the case despite the low reviews I had read prior to purchase. I was not disappointed. The sewing machine is light weight but still sturdy enough to sit in one place while you are sewing. It is easy to thread. It is easy to use the bobbin rewind. The light is placed in a good position to give plenty of light to the area you are sewing. The reverse tab is in a good location and easy to reach while sewing. I have used different brands of sewing thread of different strengths with different weight fabrics and have had no difficulty sewing my projects. The electrical cord is long enough and does not get in the way while using the sewing machine. All the different stitch lengths and designs work fine. I found this machine to be a good value.