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From: LauraL
Date: 06-12-2006, 10:03 PM (1 of 4)

I was very excited to get into sewing again for a project and purchased an used Baby Lock BL - 5180, I learned that it takes a special type of needle not available from my local dealer. Does anyone have a good source for older Baby Lock needles?

Thank you.
User: LauraL
Member since: 06-11-2006
Total posts: 1
From: bluebirdie
Date: 06-12-2006, 11:26 PM (2 of 4)
Hi Laura

Hopefully someone that owns this model will respond soon. But just in case...

I checked the spec sheet Schmitz sent me and your model is not on it. From my personal experience, the best way is to call a LOCAL Baby Lock dealer and email Baby Lock then compare notes. Baby Lock question form can be found on

When I bought my used Baby Lock and emailed them, they were very responsive and courteous.
- Robin
User: bluebirdie
Member since: 03-12-2006
Total posts: 139
From: wghmch
Date: 06-13-2006, 12:45 AM (3 of 4)
The needle is a DCX1F, and should be available from almost any shop.

Bill Holman
User: wghmch
Member since: 03-04-2003
Total posts: 249
From: MaryW
Date: 06-13-2006, 05:57 PM (4 of 4)
Hi LauraL and welcome to Sew Whats New.
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
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