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Can't find replacement needles for Elna 1500 sewing machine - the Schmetz Universal 130/705H needles do not fit my machine

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  • lkcooper63 May 09, 2010

    The Schmetz needles are rounder than the orignal needle that came with the machine - the flat surface area is not large enough, I have to grind it down in order for it to fit in the machine.

  • paj42 May 11, 2010

    Everywhere I have check, the same size comes up for the Elna 1500. How are the Schmetz needles different from the ones you have been using or the ones that came with the machine? How is it they do not fit?



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Check with a local sewing machine store and ask if they carry needles for industrial sewing machines.

These have a round shaft and may be what is needed.

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