My grandmother bought me my own machine, a Pfaff 6091, as a graduation gift. Despite not having attended the last 1 1/2 years of HS I graduated in the top 5%, as a National Merit Scholar. I'd worked very hard before the illness. /bragging
Pfaff 6091: She's no beauty queen but I love her!
I bought a few replacement parts: new power cord, bobbin slide plate, belt, bobbin winder tires and bobbins. That's it! It also came with the original box of accessories and Ziz Zag and Buttonholer attachments.
BL 400 serger
I like that all my machines are mechanical and I can maintain them myself. The help found online makes this possible and I'm grateful to everyone who shares their knowledge to help others.