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    After reading about titatuim (sp) needles I felt I just had to have them. I bought 3 pkgs. Slowly I noticed my thread cutter was only cutting the bobbin thread. My needle threader didn't work. I just figured the eye of the needle was just too small. Yesterday while at the dollar store I bought a pkg. of ten needles for a dollar. You know they just have to be good. Well I just tried one. Wow my machine sounds so much better, stiches are really good, before no matter the stich length they were real tiny. My machine just wouldn't sew over the seams, does now. My cutter & threader work ( what's up with that :mrgreen: )

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    I have one machine that will only sew with cheap thread and another that needs expensive thread- go figure :)

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    i think you should kiss your machine! :lol:

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    Well, maybe, since you asked, your expensive titanium needle wasn't installed just right.

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    Who knows!! Some machines really have a mind of their own!! LOL

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    Sometimes the machines have minds of their own LOL

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    my machine truely has a mind of it's own- can refuse to accept $15 a cone thread once and allow it just fine another time-
    same with needles- i've put in needles that (i knew was new-can't be the needle) after trying for an hour to do something and to the point of---tears- or throwing the ....
    thing out- i finally give in and change the needle---and everything is ok again- but then the same dog-gone needle will be ok another time---
    machines---they will do what they do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenheron
    Well, maybe, since you asked, your expensive titanium needle wasn't installed just right.
    I was thinking the same thing or mayde the needles were bad. Kept using new ones, see another lamp beside machine to doubly make sure needle was inserted right. My machine just doesn't like quality needles. :thumbup:

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    This is so interesting to me - - -

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    This is so interesting to me - - -
    I always said if I had a machine that needed certain threads & needles I sure wouldn't be having it very long. But I guess particular in the cheap direction is OK. I have a Brother NX 600. I almost talked myself into getting a 1500 but now I'm kinda of wanting an embriodery machine.

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    I'm with you, true4uca. I have never had a problem with needles or thread in any on my machines (and I have a quite a few) if they are threaded correctly and the needles inserted properly. I have two Pfaffs, an Elna, 9 or 10 featherweights, a Genie, three 301's and I use any thread on any of them.

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    Be careful, the really cheap needles may have flaws that can weaken the needles causing the needles to snap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Be careful, the really cheap needles may have flaws that can weaken the needles causing the needles to snap.
    any needle of any price can come off the assembly line with flaws. of course, manufacturers all have quality control procedures in place, but from a purely statistical standpoint, the odd flawed needle is bound to sneak past and make it into a package.

    inexpensive does not automatically mean "cheap".

    my machines will sew with just about any brand of needle. the automatic threaders, on the other hand, do not work with at least one particular brand. the wire doesn't line up properly with the needle eye.

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