I have had a sailrite for about 20 years now and it is a good basic machine but I wanted a more commercial
machine so I bought a Pfaff 138 and then replaced the consew clutch motor
with a gear
by sewpro. What a combination!!! I can sew as slow as I want with perfect control and all the torque to go through 1/4" of leather and 12 layers of sunbrella (can barely get that mess under the foot)
My current project
is replacing the sun cover on the jib
and I don't think the sailrite could have handled the job. It just doesn't have the power and torque I need. On the plus side of the sailrite, is the walking foot the the Pfaff 138 lacks.
IMHO, The Pfaff 130 is a nice machine and would be a better choice if you want a high quality German machine. Make sure it is the zigzag model. They are tricky to time until you have done it several times. Good luck...I love to sew