I was reluctant to purchase a refurbished machine, but decided to give it a shot. The machine arrived within a week and appears to never have been used. Needless to say I was quite happy seeing the condition of the machine. It took me months to decide whether to buy a new or refurbished machine, so I was quite pleased when I opened the package and saw it's condition.l've played around with the machine trying the different stitches and just familarizing myself with the machine. It's been forty years since I used a new machine and I must say that it's not much different than my old machine. Yes things are a little different but basically it works the same as my old machine.Overall I found the machine easy to use.The instruction book is very good with clear illustrations. The needle threader works well once you get the hang of it. Never had one on the old machine so its a feature thats welcome. It came with all the parts that it was supposed to have. The machine has a solid sturdy feel to it. I like the option of having all the stitches that are available. I don't know if I'll use them all but who knows if theres a project that I might need them for.One reason it took me so long to decide on a machine was that I wanted to be able to sew with denim.This machine has no problem sewing denim and I've shortened some of my jeans sewing through a couple of layers of material. I'm very happy about that.I've only had the machine for a month and have just fixed a few pair of pants and some other small alterations, besides my playing around with the stitches etc, but I'm very pleased at this time. If it continues to work the way it has and stays healthy I'll be quite happy. Overall this was very good purchase and would recommend this product.