I had been looking for a sewing machine with some embroidery capabilities for a while. Did research on various models and this Brother model fit my needs for the best price. FYI the SE 400 is the same thing as the LB-6800PRW minus the "Project Runway" affiliation. Save yourself a few bucks and get SE 400. Despite being refurbished, the machine was in pristine condition with all included accessories. That was very pleasing. And a generous set of accessories I might add. Only other things I bought were a larger hoop and side cutter foot. The machine is very easy to use, a far cry from my old metal lunker. The auto threading and cutting functions are snazzy little things that are fun. But I lived without them before. What I really like best is the bobbin. Easy top loading, simple tension adjustment, no more epic snag battles like my old machine. There are more stitch functions than I'll probably ever use, but they're easy to select and the LCD tells me what foot it needs instead of having to refer back to the manual constantly. Very nice. The embroidery never ceases to amaze me. It sews itself! I'm just the nice human who tells it what I want, feeds it the materials, and watches. Seriously awesome.
- Did the image onsite match the product? Yes
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Yes
- How is the quality of the product? Superb considering it's refurbished
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes