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Date: 11/1/12 12:30 PM

I'm placing a thread order at Wawak (they have MaxiLock on sale for $1.59 per spool) and I wanted to buy a supply of serger needles as well as their prices are so good.
My serger uses an ELx705 size which is not listed at Wawak,
however, their customer service person says I can use any of their home serger needles in my machine.
Anyone know if they're okay to use in my Babylock?

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Date: 11/1/12 1:28 PM

I would stick with the EL X 705. Organ needles sell this type at a reasonable price price in bulk. Diamond Needles, for example is one such online seller that sells them in bulk. Their description states that the EL X 705 , "This needle is made specifically for Coverstitching. It has 2 grooves, a slightly longer scarf and a light ball point." They sell them in sizes of 11/75, 12/80, 14/90 for $31.00 per hundred. There are other online sellers that sell them in smaller numbers. Check the e-sellers on PR to see where people are getting their ELX705. I would avoid any problems with your machine or stitch quality and get the right one. Discountembroiderysupply, also sells them by 10. I think that is where I got mine because I wasn't sure what I would use most often. Since needles are not large, these places usually offer free shipping to the US. (which was where we were at the time)
Helen
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Date: 11/1/12 8:12 PM

As much as I love Wawak, and their expert customer service, I'd stick with the special needles. Reason being that the company who sold me my serger said I could use regular sewing machine needles in it. After about three trips, via the mail, back to the company because it wouldn't work right, and a fourth trip to a Singer repairperson (it's a Singer machine), did I learn to use the recommended needles.

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Date: 11/1/12 8:45 PM

Jimtalyinc on Ebay sells coverhem needles, but the 100 packs can be mixed sizes of 10 packs, not just one size.

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Date: 11/1/12 9:03 PM

I have an Elna and a Pfaff serger that takes EL needles, I order them from the Ebay store, Sharp Sewing Supplies.
You can buy lots of 10,30,50 or 100.

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Date: 11/2/12 1:51 AM

I think the elx705 is the same as singer 2022, if they have that listed.

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Date: 11/2/12 5:47 AM

I couldn't find them years ago wen I got my Evolution- not even my BL dealer carried them (I lived a days trip away from him). My dealer sold me the basic Schmetz and I had no problems. Since then the Organ EL needles have become readily available. The CS may skip or give you problems if you don't use the EL. I got a huge supply of the 80 and 90 Schemtz because I was so isolated in MT- didn't want to run out. I am still using them up and haven't had any problems.
But when I do my next needle purchase I will buy the ELs just because they are recommended and available.

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Date: 11/2/12 6:27 AM

I have a Babylock Evolution and I use whatever needles I recently purchased and I have never had a problem.

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Date: 11/2/12 10:06 AM

Here's what my Babylock Evolve manual says about needles:

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Your Baby Lock evolve serger is set up to use either Schmetz or Organ ELx705CF needles size 90/14. This is suitable for most medium and heavyweight fabrics. For lightweight fabrics use size 80/12, ELx705CF needles. The ELx705CF needle is a semi-ballpoint design and is suitable for knits and wovens.


That being said, I have almost always used 80/12 or 90/14 Schmetz ballpoint or stretch needles in mine, and as long as I use wooly nylon as my bottom thread when coverstitching I haven't had issues with skipped stitches.

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Date: 11/2/12 11:01 AM

Thanks for the web site info. I placed my order for needles with Discount embroidery supply.

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