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Needle type for a vintage bernina 830 sewing machine

Manual says 705B shop sold me 705hschmetz worried I may have the wrong type. I thought the machine needles for Bernina vintage 830 was 705B. The repair shop tell me 704H. But I've had a few skips on zz. Rectified by putting the uriginal needle in. Purchased four packs. The ball point for stretch fabric work superbly.

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There is conversation about the 705B and the 705H at this link:

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    Here's a packet of 705B needles on eBay:


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Posted on Apr 06, 2015

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