Just before the year turned into 2011, I went to Western Mass to look at a Singer 319K. I came home with it and this Kenmore. The machine had not seen much use; it was pretty clean and shiny. No foot came along, so I found one for it and tried her out. I was pretty pleased with the stitch. BUT there is a broken cam inside. It will stitch a ss and a zz but the cams won't work in it. Still it makes a pretty good stitch so I felt ok about the machine (I gave very little for it). There was a "lot" of parts for this very machine on eBay and I was the lucky "winner." When the package came, lo and behold, there was the part that I need. So, this machine is going with me to the Ray White class in Ithaca in November. Won't that be fun?