What Is the UY 128 GAS Needle?
In late 2015 we added a new needle system for our Sailrite Professional Sewing Machine Series. The UY 128 GAS is a needle system that features an extra long scarf. Let’s take a closer look at what this means and how it can improve your sewing.
UY 128 GAS is the needle system for this new set of needles. The needle system refers to which needles fit in which sewing machines. The needle system is determined by the diameter of the needle’s shank and the needle’s length from the very top of the needle to the top of the eye. On the UY 128 GAS needles, as with most needles for industrial sewing machines, the shank is completely round. In this case, what sets the UY 128 GAS needles apart from other systems is their long scarf.
The scarf is the indentation above the needle’s eye that allows the thread to be grabbed by the shuttle hook under the throat plate to create a stitch. Longer scarves can help to eliminate skipped stitches. The Professional Sewing Machines have a very wide zigzag stitch and this can be problematic with some smaller scarfed needles. The taller scarf increases the tolerance on the right side of the stitch for the hook to catch the thread loop properly. It also reduces possible interference between the needle’s body and the hook or thread when the stitch width is at it’s widest.
All of the UY 128 GAS needles stocked by Sailrite are general purpose, round point needles so they will work well for a wide variety of sewing projects.
We’re excited about the ease of use with these needles and the wide zigzag stitches the Professional machines will easily produce when these needles are used. Sailrite recommends the UY 128 GAS needles as the standard needle system for all Sailrite Professional Sewing Machines.
Try these needles out for yourself. See our full selection of sizes in our Sewing Machine Needles Category.
To learn more about sewing machines needles, head over to our "Anatomy of a Sewing Machine Needle" post (#300144XHT). You can also read more about how your sewing machine creates a stitch in our "How a Sewing Machine Works" post (#300143XHT).