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All as advertised. Well made and robust and once you get the hang of it easy to use, though a narrower needle and matching thread may need to be purchased as what comes as standard is to heavy duty for delicate work.
ideal for repairs to sails or the canvas on sail covers. It's worth ordering a finer needle at the same time so that you can use whipping twine (No 4) as the thread for the stitching. The thread supplied is rather coarse and ideal for heavier work like leather or jute.
The concept is excellent. Unfortunately, the needles provided broke at the stem on first use. Quality of needles must be poor but the positioning and style of the chuck must also contribute. The cover for the bobbin cavity (itself of neat design) is of an incorrect size and much too flimsy. It (the cover) and the bobbin fall out in a most inconvenient way.