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Forum > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Any Opinions On Type Of Needles For Brother CS? ( Moderated by Deepika, Jacqui315)

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Any Opinions On Type Of Needles For Brother CS?
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Date: 1/28/13 11:01 AM

The manual for this machine only reccommends size 14 needles. I am assuming they also mean the Universal type.

I questioned this when I first got it, and contacted Brother CS. They told me I should use the 14's. It seems like a large size for finer knits, but I know with a regular serger the size is critical because it can make a difference in how close the needle passes to the looper.

Although I have had my Brother Coverstitch for some time, I am just beginning to use it.

I used it successfully for hemming some cotton knits with the 14 needles, but last night I went to hem a top made from a poly/lycra knit, and had all kinds of problems. I tried rethreading, changing pressure on the foot, etc.with no improvement.

Finally I tried some size 14 stretch needles that I had and they seem to be working. (That was at 12:30 last night :), haven't actually sewn the hems yet) )

Next time I get to JoAnns I will get some ballpoint 12's to try.

Just wondering if anyone else has used different needles in this machine.


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