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Date: 10/31/12 12:15 PM

I want to purchase more bobbins for my 9960. I went to the book and couldn't find a size #. I went to Singers web page for the information and it states class 15J. Then I went to the product description page where I purchased the machine and it states class 15. Can anyone shed a little light on this for me please?? Are they the same bobbins? Thanks

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Date: 10/31/12 12:54 PM

As far as I know they are not the same. I believe the 15's are for some of the older model machines. I only used the 15J's in mine.

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Date: 10/31/12 1:02 PM

Thanks. Do you have the 9960?

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Date: 10/31/12 6:39 PM

15J plastic bobbins.

It never does say in the book but somewhere or another I found it, bought the 15J and they are the correct ones.

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Sergei - Serger 14T968DC (set up as coverstitch)
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Date: 10/31/12 7:40 PM

you can get them at your local fabric store. There are some on ebay and amazon.com. They are the plastic ones which you probley already knew.

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Date: 11/1/12 2:49 AM

15J's are a bit shorter than 15's and have very slightly downwards domed flanges, instead of flanges that are just straight across.

15J's are taller than 66's and even though their flanges are slightly domed, then are not as domed or curved as a 66.

15 and 15J, not the same because if you use a 15 in a machine that should have a 15J instead, it may be fine for a while, but sooner or later, sometimes when the thread is thrown over the bobbin for each stitch, it can get hooked under the taller, straight flange on a 15, in a way it would not on a 15J instead.

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Date: 11/3/12 8:49 AM

Thanks for commenting on the differences between the class 15J and the class 15. I wonder if the problems with the first generation of this model had to do with the discrepancey with the information provided by Singer and it's retailers. Singer clearly states on it's site that this machine uses class 15J and the spec sheet I printed out from when I purchased the machine online states class 15. There is no mention at all in the owners manual, or at least I was unable to find it.

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Date: 11/3/12 7:24 PM

Possibly and I do believe you are probably onto something there Just use a 15J one not a taller regular 15 one!!! If that is what they are telling you to use now, even if not before.

I know a whole lot of problems with the very first Singer Futura embroidery machines when they first came out, were because of people using class 15 bobbins in them, instead of class 15 J ones. And yes, the first of those machines were really shipped with class 15 bobbins, and only much later was it decided that a 15J would be a whole lot better in there!

Some people are probably still sewing along with 15 bobbins in those, and some people just even refuse to even believe there is any difference between a 15 v.s. 15J bobbin even.

I could stick in and use a 15 bobbin in any machine that a 15J one should be or whould be better in instead, and it would sew just fine for me, until my top thread got hooked under that class 15 bobbin flange. That could be months and months or years, instead maybe 10 min. Just luck of the draw there.

So I think if people want to use a class 15, when class 15J is what they should be using instead, then just depends on how lucky your are, but I personally don't like to trash bobbin cases and untime machines myself. That kind of thing I think is just kind of wasteful and expensive.

I think there are always more factors going on than just one though, even though I think you should always use the right kind of bobbin in a machine, and just to use a bobbin in any machine that is short enough so the top thread can't get hooked under a bobbin flange when the thread goes over it (because if not, that makes kind of a very sudden and forcefull and machine stopping kind of event when that happens, and does yank bobbin cases upwards and if the machine is kind of a strong one, maybe trashes the bobbon case and untimes the machine), but at the same time, to be fair, it also would depend on a whole bunch of other sewing kind of factors too, and people whom have never had a computerized machine or any embroidery machine before, and just get one in the mail someplace off the internet with no sit down training or anything, are always going to be the ones that sew the "worse" just at first, and treat them the hardest probably.

I think we were probably all the hardest on any first machine we ever sewed on, lack of sewing technique wise, and doing some not too good things when sewing and learning to sew too, so I think that all factors in there too, and probably in a way that did not before, internet sales existed and people bought a lot of new machines without any even sit down training on them at all.

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Date: 12/27/12 11:10 AM

Yes I do. Great machine. Wish I had more of them.

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Date: 6/13/13 5:03 PM

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I want to purchase more bobbins for my 9960.

Did you wind up getting them online? I need to get some but I found a site that sells a pack of 50 15J bobbins but it looks like they have two kinds. At least each pack of 50 of the 15J's are two different prices. I tried sending an email but it bounced back to me undelivered.

So I thought to ask where you got yours and if they work okay for you in your Singer 9960.
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