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Longarm Needle Codes - What do those numbers mean?

Posted: 4 February 2012 at 7:42 a.m.

A few years ago, Groz-Beckert took over the Singer industrial needle division.  The old yellow Singer needle cases will soon disappear and all will be in the standard green Groz-Beckert packs.  If the label has a gold foil strip across the top, it is a titanium-coated needle.  If the word "Gebedur" is printed in the bottom right-hand corner of the label, it is a titanium-coated needle. Below is an explanation of what the different numbers mean on  Groz-Beckert longarm needles.

Groz-Beckert Longarm Needles

see Groz-Beckert's brochure explaining needle styles and points

Most needles recommended for quilting have a slightly rounded sharp point, indicated by the code FFG.  The rounded sharp point allows the needle point to separate, then penetrate the fabric instead of cutting through everything.

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  • 1. Karen Alexander (08 February 2012 at 8:48 p.m.)

    Think they will continue to badge needles for the consumer as Singer, and others, for example, the Inspira brand for Husqvarna/Viking? Interesting. Their nomenclature is so different from existing... always there is change! Thanks for the update.

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