- Created: 8 June, 2016
86.4 The Singer 1304 Start is a basic, simple, and easy-to-use mechanical sewing machine. It is a good choice for beginners and also for those looking for a lightweight, portable machine. Consumer ratings are fairly good and most owner like that the unit is affordable, easy to setup and operate, and also that it has a free arm. However, it does have some issues with the thread jamming and owners sometimes struggle with threading the machine.