Originally Posted by beachbum jim
. ".......With the 50mm pulley I dont have to use the hand wheel to start or to stitch slow enough around tight corners, and it is still fast enough to sew long straight lines.
The correct way to start sewing is by holding the thread with your left hand and using the hand wheel to penetrate what you are sewing. This prevents the thread from tangling or jamming. It is not a sign of weakness or lack of skill to use the hand wheel, it is there for a reason.