This needle is virtually the same as 16x257 but has a significant feature designed especially for embroidery machines such as Tajima. The DB-K5 needle has a one size larger eye than that found in a 16x257 needle. For example, a DB-K5 size 10/70 needle has an eye which is at least as large as the eye in a 16x257 size 12/80. Unlike sewing thread used for general apparel sewing, embroidery threads are ”fluffier” and have less tensile strength. A larger needle eye, without increased blade diameter, allows the embroidery thread to pass easily through the needle’s eye without fraying or snapping. It is widely available in a large range of sizes with a sharp or ball point, PD/titanium finish, Non-Stick or Tapered (prices vary).
Sold by the Box (100 needles) or by the Sleeve (10 needles).