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You can use Inspira needles on any machine. They will not hurt your Janome at all. That is pretty silly since your dealer tells you that simply to have you purchase 'Janome' needles. Janome does not make needles. Inspira are made in Brazil and are of very high quality. Iin strength, they are more along the lines of industrial needles. You don't have to change them as often since they are stronger and the eye is slightly larger to help accommodate thicker threads without shredding or looping. I know, I teach on all machines.
If you have a needle that is currently working in your machine, compare the 2 together. Check to make sure they are the same length etc. If they look the same I would try one and see. I don't just use Bernina needles in my Bernina but like the shmetz needles too. I will have to be on the lookout to try the Inspira.
I use them; one store here has them that if you buy two packages you get a 3rd one free. I buy the quilting, universal and embroidery ones and any others that I think I might need. I have a Kenmore/Janome and a Viking machine and neither one of them mind so I'm good as long as my machines are happy.
I use Inspira needles and have had no problems with them. My machine is a Viking.
that's the only needle I will put in my Pfaff mid arm machine. You can buy them at JoAnn's.
Karen in CA
Babylock Ellisimo, Babylock Enlighten Serger, Janome 6600, Janome 760 for travel
Just an FYI . . . not surprising that Husqvarna dealers are recommending Insipira needles over SCHMETZ . . . Inspira is owned by Viking Husqvarna.
I really like the Inspira needles and have used them on my Viking but now can't find them in any of our shops.
Kathleen, a lass with a bit of the Irish in her blood and a whole lot of Irish in her heart
What we were told at Convention is that Inspira were specifically designed/engineered to work with the high end Viking (and presumably Pfaff and Singer) machines. I like Schmetz better....
I live in Australia and I am wondering if anyone can tell me where I can purchase Inspira quilting needles online in the US as they are very expensive to buy here. I also have a Pfaff and they are the only needles they work wonderful on my machine when I am quilting.