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Thread: As long as it is a class 15 bobbin..

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    does it matter if it is metal? I have a new Brother machine that came with 4 plastic bobbins, but I have about 10 metal ones here.
    Thank you!
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    I use plastic bobbins in mine.

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    The metal should work fine. Metal is actually a better bobbin because it is less likely to distort under pressure than plastic.

    Put it in and try sewing a few stitches by manually turning the wheel. If that works, sew slowly. Gradually test out all functions and speeds. Just in case......

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    Thanks Prism!!
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    You really need to use the bobbins made for your machine. Throw the metal ones out. I learned that lesson the hard way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyoz
    You really need to use the bobbins made for your machine. Throw the metal ones out. I learned that lesson the hard way.
    Were they the same class bobbin? You do need to use the specific size of bobbin made for your machine as there are subtle differences in shapes and tolerances among bobbin types. In other words, you can't just use a bobbin that looks okay. But I thought plastic and metal bobbins of the same type were interchangeable.

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    Read your manual!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Read your manual!!
    I'm a guy, I don't do manuals :wink: :lol:
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Read your manual!!
    I'm a guy, I don't do manuals :wink: :lol:
    David
    I just had this discussion with my husband yesterday. LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyoz
    You really need to use the bobbins made for your machine. Throw the metal ones out. I learned that lesson the hard way.
    This is what the dealer told me. I know everyone has their own opinions, but I do what he told me and I haven't had any problems.

    The only machines that I use metal bobbins in are the industrial type machines.

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