Saturday, April 7, 2012
There are no plastic parts on this machine. The gears for the shuttle are metal. this zz assembly is also all metal. It weighs a ton so it is best in a table but you can see that it can sit on a table without a base. It tends to crawl if you run it too fast, though. I plan to build a little base for it. I hope.
This machine is quieter than the 158.1813 (1803) but not nearly as quiet as Lila. Lila is the smoothes, quietest Kenmore I have ever sewn with.
"Lila" Kenmore 158.511