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Thread: Titanium coated machine needles

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    Power Poster Lacelady's Avatar
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    Has anybody tried the Titanium coated machine needles sold by Superior Threads please, and if so, what did you think if them? I am aware that these have been available for long arm quilters but are now coming onto the market for home machinists. I don't have a long arm, so have never tried this type of needle.
    They are more expensive than other (non titanium coated) needles, but it is claimed that they last five to eight times longer.

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    I only use the Grotz Becket Titanium needles in my longarm, they are in my opinion the best. I am not sure what brand Bob at Superior
    Threads carries but will go check it out. The Titanium stay sahrp longer and you will get very little if any thread breakage.

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    I use Klasse titanium needles and they do seem to last longer. I love them.

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    I thought Organ needles were titanium coated. ? Organ needles came with my Janome and Brother mid arm machine. I can't find them in any store or shop so I have to order online.

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    Some of the high end Embroidery machines require you to use these. I think they are good...

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    I have the high end machine, Tinks Mom, so I guess I might have to buy some of these needles, just to try!

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    I have never tried them, but if they stay sharp longer that would be a great plus.

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    "Titanium" needles are actually just regular needles with a Titanium Nitrite coating on them. It does a couple of things for you, it is a slicker surface, so the needle penetrates fabric easier, and because it's a coating that's harder than steel it helps maintain the point longer.

    I use them when I embroider a design with a high stitch count, just so I don't have to change needles. I usually change my regular needles daily and I can't justify the expense for piecing. I will chase some down for the longarm and see if they really last long enough to justify using them full time.

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    My goodness, cookn, you must do an awful lot of embroidery to be changing your needles daily! I think I will definitely have to try a few, having read all your comments. I don't sew all day or even every day, so each one should last me a decent length of time. Sounds to me as if they would be worth the extra cost.

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    When I do a design with a stitch count over 25,000 stitches, I'll put one in. I change daily because that way I don't have to worry about "did I change the needle today". Needles are cheap, I purchase them in boxes of 100, lasts me about 3 months. Purchased in packs of 100 they cost me about a quarter, cheap insurance against problems.

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