Our current work horse embroidery machine, Toyota ESP9000, has served us well for over 20 years. As we started bring machines back up doing the year maintenance it was not behaving well. The Toyota machine still runs but likely needs a full service from a professional, which can run in the thousands of dollars.
We decided it is time for a new machine. We took our smaller machines in for servicing and bought a 7 needle machine instead of a 15 needle machine.
We did not go with full commercial machine, like the Toyota, but a smaller home business machine to go along with our smaller single needle embroidery machines.
We are waiting for the new machine to arrive and the single needle machines to return from servicing.