Question about Sewing Machines
The needle "system" is determined by the manufacturer, ie 130/705. However, some sergers do use a different needle system that may be slightly longer or shorter. Getting the right one is very important for the successful use of your machine.
As far as the size of needle, that is determined usually by the fabric and the thread weight you are stitching. For example, if you are sewing chiffon with a fine thread, you would want to use a smaller size needle (like a 65), but if you are stitching denim, you would want to use probably a 90 needle with heavier thread. Be sure to consult your manual because most machines do Not recommend using a needle larger than a 90.
As for the needle type, that is also determined by the fabric you are stitching, as well as what is available in your needle system, ie a ball-point needle might work better on a knit fabric but a universal needle will probably work better on a woven cotton. For the most part, I use the same needle type for my projects unless I encounter problems, like knit fabrics running because the needle is cutting the fabric.
The following may be helpful:
All About Needles
SCHMETZ Household Needle Chart
Overlock Needles SCHMETZ Needles
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