Comparison of the Main Characteristics of Overlock Sewing Needles to the Characteristics of the Universal Needle 130/705 H

In standard home sewing machines, usually only variants of the needle system 130/705 H are used. These are suitable for all machine models. This is not the case with special sewing machines such as overlock and coverlock. Although a Universal Needle can be used with some special machines, many require a special needle system. These special needles are adapted to the requirements of the particular machine model and are not interchangeable with other home or overlock needles.

The figures illustrate the basic characteristics of single and double groove needles. The following list shows the differences between the various types of overlock needles and the Universal Needle 130/705 H.