Quantcast What are these needles used for??

news

discussion boards mailing list tips / tricks / forms designs suppliers find a shop marketplace
News
  archives

Discussion
  main menu

Suppliers
  apparel
 
hats
 
thread
  backing
  hoops / hooping
  stock designs

Tips & Tricks
  main menu

Mailing List
  sign up now
 
my account

Amaya Shops
  locate a shop

Marketplace
  shop for supplies

Resources
  official Melco site
  online resources

 

Help Support This Site:


 


 

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    20
    Post Thanks / Like

    What are these needles used for??

    Anybody know what these Schmetz needles are used for? I inherited them a few months ago, and I don't know how to read the notations.

    Canu: 14 : 25 FB
    Nm: 80/12
    System: 16x231 SUK
    16x257 SUK, 287 WH SUK
    1738 (A) SUK
    DBx1 SUK

    I don't even know if these are ballpoints or sharps . . .

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Etna, CA
    Posts
    517
    Post Thanks / Like
    16 x 257 and DBx1 are both designations for standard industrial machine needles, which includes Melco machines. SUK indicates a medium ballpoint. These should work in our machines, BUT these needles do not have the larger eye designed for high speed embroidery as do the the DB-K5's which are recommended. They should work, but not as well. Here are a couple of links I found when my wholesale sewing supplier was trying to tell me that their 16x257's were the same as the DB-K5's:

    http://www.allbrands.com/images2/com...ndOrganPDF.pdf
    http://www.coatsindustrial.com/en/in...-about-needles

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kona, Hawaii
    Posts
    1,260
    Post Thanks / Like
    I never before considered that my needles were in any way responsible for thread breaks. After reading the above mentioned pdf, I will have to rethink the whole problem.
    Juli in Kona<br />Stitches in Paradise

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    20
    Post Thanks / Like
    Wow, interesting! That is all very useful and new-to-me information. Thank you for the thorough reply!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Etna, CA
    Posts
    517
    Post Thanks / Like
    I was afraid others would think, "Too much information," so I'm glad it helped. I found the metallic needles that I am now using from this information.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  a Levelbest Network Site - 2013

This site is not owned by or affiliated with Melco or any companies or subsidiaries.