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I love Superior's Topstitch Needles, do you have them for longarms?

Q. My favorite needle to use is the Topstitch in either size #70/10 or #80/12. I especially like the sharpness of the tip and the very wide hole for thread. I recently bought a Baby Lock Tiara (16" sit-down midarm machine) which takes industrial needles. Is there one that has the features of Superior's Topstitch needle that I mentioned that will fit the Tiara?

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A.The Groz-Beckert industrial needles we sell for longarm and midarm machines (including your Tiara) don't have the same specifications as our Topstitch needle, however, we can't make a straight comparison of a home machine needle to an industrial needle. These needles are 'Special Application Needles' and they are made for machines which move against fabric in all directions. They do have a nice, deep groove and a larger eye for threading. The overall size of the needle is larger than a home machine needle, so the groove and eye will also be large. We have found that Groz-Beckert's SAN needles are the best for longarm and midarm machines. We use these needles in our Longarms at our facility.

Find needles for your longarm.
View our Home Machine Reference Guide and our Longarm Machine Reference Guide for tension and needle tips.

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