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Can I use my Schmetz needles in a Kenmore (158.xxxx) machine?
ShantiSeamstressing
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Date: 11/4/11 12:36 PM

I was gifted with (free!) a wonderful Kenmore 158. What a smooth-as-silk tank! So, do I need only Kenmore needles or can I use my Schmetz universals? Thanks!
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Date: 11/4/11 1:00 PM

You can use 130/705H needle system needles.
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Date: 11/4/11 1:04 PM

Yep, you can use the Schmetz

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Date: 11/4/11 1:04 PM

I've always used them in mine.

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In reply to ShantiSeamstressing

Date: 11/4/11 1:09 PM

You can use all the home sewing machine needles of the size mentioned in the previous post. Janome makes the Kenmore needles, and Organ makes the Janomes and Kenmore needles!SO - you can use at least in part: Klasse, Organ, Janome, Kenmore, Schmetz, and some others out there. And, despite some opinions, you can use Singer needles as they are the same size - some people do not use them in other than Singer machines, but I have used them in Kenmore, Janomes and when pushed - in my Pfaff. I love that the Singers are color coded, though some other of these brands do some color coding as well.

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Date: 11/4/11 2:29 PM

Oh good, thank you so much!!!
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