Tell us about your first impression when you used this machine.
I first tried it when I bought my Juki f 600. I loved the stitch quality and overall accuracy and power, so it was a tough choice. After a while, I felt it could be useful to have that level of power. The stitch quality is wonderful, it's fast and very strong sewing.
Was the machine manual sufficient?It's OK. The info on the needle threader ( see below) was not very good so watched a Youtube video to get up to speed.
Did you buy any accessories? Do you use them?
Not yet, comes with about all I need for now.
Is this your primary machine?No. I have an old, wonderful Pfaff 1475 for garments ( small freearm) a Juki f600 for applique and fine detail ( more precise than the Pfaff) and this for piecing, FMQ and all around heavy stitching
Did you take any classes specifically for this machine?NO.
Was this a gift/pre-owned/garage sale etc?No.
How often do you use it?Daily. I enjoy it so much I find excuses to fix/quilt something
Would you recommend this machine to others?Enthusiasticaly.
Have you had any trouble with this machine? Please elaborate. When I test drove it, the dealer said " the needle threader is a pain" and it was, at first. Still working on getting the perfect bobbin. And even tho the vertical full rotary hook wa a plus ( like the Pfaff, ) still getting used to its placement.
Do you do regular maintenance on this machine? How? I oil it. I clean lint, I practice. That's about it. It's not fussy at all.