*For Brother 901 1201, Melco Amaya Bravo & EP4, Janome MB4, Tajima, Baruden, Toyota, SWF Sunstar, Happy Texmac, Highlead, Renaissance, Ricoma, Prodigy, Generation, Meistergram, Etc. Specify Size 11*
Needle Comparison Chart
- Available in sizes 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20
- These are round shank needles only for commercial and industrial embroidery machines, not flat shank needles whice home embroidery machines require.
DBxK5 needles work with industrial embroidery machines that take round shank needles such as Tajima, SWF Sumstar, ZSK Germany, Barudan, Melco, Amaya, Bravo, Happy, Janome MB4 EP4, Toyota, Brother 901 1201, Highlead, Renaissance, Ricoma, Generation, Meistergram, Etx.
Choosing the right needle is important to ensure quality stitches. Embroidering with a needle that
is too small or too big for the thread and/or fabric may result in thread breaks or skipped stitches.
There are three things to consider when choosing the right needle for the job: fi nish, size and point.
DBxK5 is an established standard system for machine embroidery. This style needle has a medium
point with a larger eye, which allows the thread to fl ow smoothly and helps reduce thread breaks. Its
only downfall is that it is slightly less durable due to its thinner eye wall. For stretch materials, use
ballpoints. For cottons, use sharp-points.
DBx7ST is ideal for metallic threads. It has an extremely large rectangular eye that allows for easy
passage of thread. You may also use size 80/12 needles for metallic threads.
The most popular needle, the Universal, has an eye that is 40% the width of the blade. Really!
There are three other needles with larger eyes, the Embroidery and even more pronounced is
the elongated eye of the Metallic and Topstitch needles.
Now what does a larger eye mean? There is less friction on the thread as it passes through the eye.
Ever sew with a thread that breaks or tends to shred? Guess what, use a needle with a larger eye.
If you have old thread or maybe a poor quality thread, use a needle with a larger eye.
The thread and needle work hard and fast. Help them out when you can with a larger eye.