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Thread: Bernina Generic Bobbins for 440 QE

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    Bernina Generic Bobbins for 440 QE

    Hi,

    Has anyone used the generic bobbins for their Bernina 440QE? Any difference or issues that you noticed?

    Thanks
    Kathy

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    I have a Bernina 440QE and I'd like to know the answer to this question. I'll be sure to follow this thread.

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    I heard a rapairman talk about this. He happened to work on Berninas. I believe the advice goes to all the machine brands. He said don't settle for the generic bobbins as they are not always accurate. Said even a slight difference can work against you. He said to take the generic bobbin and let it roll over a smooth surface. See if it rolls straight.
    Specific bobbins are tooled for the mechanism of the specific machine. Generics are "one size fits all".
    I know they are less expensive than the brand bobbins but to me not worth the frustration they may cause. Better to have fewer and less worries.

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    If by "generic" you mean not bought from Bernina, then I use them all the time on my 440QE, no problems at all. They are good quality though. I bought a batch of 100 so there was a big savings.

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    I've used them alot with no problems. Same machine the 440QE. Bought them on ebay.

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    I've used the generic bobbins with my Bernina 430...has the same bobbin type as the 440. No problems with them.

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    I had to return the ones I bought on ebay for both of my bernina's. They were too fat to fit right. I did find some that work great at hancock fabrics here in town. I can't remember the anme of the brand they have for generics, but they have always worked for every machine I have bought them for. An older 1956 Singer, a newer memory craft janome and two different models of berninas were the machines. (A 190E and a 440QE)
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    My thoughts on using non-Bernina bobbins is that it's not worth the risk. My machine cost a lot of money and I don't want to chance messing it up with a non-Bernina accessory. I buy my bobbins at my LQS-Bernina Dealer in lots of 10 at a time.

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