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Bobbins for Brother KE-430D
« on: November 26, 2017, 11:22:17 PM »
Anyone know a good source for bobbins. My guy has theses priced really high, so I'm wondering what the norm is.

The one on the Right... the left is for a Juki 1541

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Re: Bobbins for Brother KE-430D
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 02:54:53 PM »
Nick-O Sew has new generic decent bobbins for $2.50USD/ea.

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Re: Bobbins for Brother KE-430D
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 03:52:04 PM »
Here's a chart with bobbin style/dimensions. You can measure yours and look for a match, then shop for that style.

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http://hensewfiles.com/General%20Information/Bobbin%20Selection%20Information.pdf

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Re: Bobbins for Brother KE-430D
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 03:58:45 PM »
Here's a chart with bobbin style/dimensions. You can measure yours and look for a match, then shop for that style.

-DC

http://hensewfiles.com/General%20Information/Bobbin%20Selection%20Information.pdf

Nice!  Thank you very much for sharing.

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Re: Bobbins for Brother KE-430D
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 02:22:51 PM »
http://kwokhing.com/  has 430 bobbins. Very cheap...something like 0,40$ per piece. shipping is expensive so buy a whole bunch of em :).

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Re: Bobbins for Brother KE-430D
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 08:32:56 AM »
I can't see these as being super difficult to source. My local sewing shops for industrial machines sell Brother tacking units all day long, and many of these shops also have an online presence (ebay, amazon, etc). I'd start there, TBH. Buying "factory" parts, even stupid stuff such a bobbins, is always expensive. I've always had good luck with the black oxide steel bobbins, vs the chromed versions. The chrome can be thick in some parts, so I scrap those right away.

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Re: Bobbins for Brother KE-430D
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2017, 04:32:32 AM »
http://kwokhing.com/  has 430 bobbins. Very cheap...something like 0,40$ per piece. shipping is expensive so buy a whole bunch of em :).

I'm from HK originally so when I went back last year to visit family, I paid Kwok Hing a visit and picked up quite a few bits and pieces, to say the least.  2 for the sharpest pair of scissors I've owned to date.  They have a lot of stock but it's not displayed very well at the shop at all.  I ended up describing the bit of kit I wanted to them with my rusty Cantonese.

Their English is pretty good, given the number of ex-pats, but having the advantage of knowing Cantonese does mean you can haggle (at least a bit)!
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