I am a sewist. I have used a lot of sewing machine and some of them ended up hurting me one way or the other. I got frustrated with them and I purchased this product after a week of countless searching. I am highly satisfied now that I am using this product. This product has a lot more feature than the other products that I do use. I love the fact that it has an automatic needle threader. I love how smooth this threader moves. I do not have to worry about hurting myself even when working in the night. This product is very efficient and good.