This is an extremely lightweight machine but sophisticated with it. I can well understand why it is loved by those dedicated Singer/ Superba users. If physical strength is not your forte, it offers a solution to pushing heavy carriages and with the addition of a small Singer motor attached, even better.
The Singer/Superbas are fine electronics and are still reasonably priced even today! The programming of the Freestyle is simple enough to understand as long as you follow the instructions and only takes minutes. The graphs are maximum size of either 12 x 16 or alternatively 16 x 12 and believe it or not you can produce some lovely designs using a functions board that offers a choice of mirror image, double length etc etc - check out the fabulous Superba website - run by Patrick Madden, for a dedicated expert’s view of the whole range of these fine machines.
Now I have a few of them but as a basically lazy knitter ie do not like punching cards and prefer the electronic method of downloading designs using DesignaKnit, I had to find a quick and easy way of producing these little graphs on the computer and this I have done but to be honest it only takes minutes to draw them out - you only need a pencil as the marks are for your own use to use the curser tool (ie fine plastic pointed tool included in the toolkit of this machine) me, I am such an idiot, cause I thought they were talking about the cursor on a computer. Of course there are loads of patterns already included with the machine so plenty to play with meantime.