Currently I have a mid 1970's Vintage Singer fasion mate 360 that I got from a friend who works part time at a industrial sewing machine repair shop. He gave It a full over haul and threw in a bunch of extras for only $60. Its a good solid machine, lots of metal vs. plastic. My friend just called me last week and told me his boss has a used but mint rebuilt Juki free motion machine for sale for $300. While I would love to get my hands on a industrial Juki, a free motion machine is kinda only good for quilting from what I understand. I was also hoping that if I were to ever buy a industrial machine it would be for leather, I just love leather.
You can't run from death forever, but you can make the bastard work for it...