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Needle Size and Thread

American system uses 8 to 19
8 being a thin needle and 19 being a thick needle.

European system uses 60 to 120
60 being a thin needle and 120 being a thick needle.

The higher the number, the thicker the needle.

Metric Needle

Size

U.S. Needle

Size

Tex Size

Commercial Size

Government Size

Application

80

12

30

33

AA

Light Materials

85

13

30

33

AA

Light Materials

90

14

30,45

33,46

AA,B

Light Materials

95

15

30,45

33,46

AA,B

Light Materials

100

16

30,45,70

33,46,69

AA,B,E

Light Materials

105

17

30,45,70

33,46,69

AA,B,E

Medium Materials

110

18

45,70

46,69

B,E

Medium Materials

120

19

70,90

69,92

E,F

Medium Materials

125

20

70,90

69,92

E,F

Medium Materials

130

21

70,90

69,92

E,F

Medium Materials

140

22

70,90

69,92

E,F

Medium Materials

160

23

135

138

FF

Heavy Materials

180

24

135,210

138,207

FF,3-Cord

Heavy Materials

200

25

210,270

207,277

3-Cord,4-Cord

Heavy Materials

230

26

270,350

277,346

4-Cord,5-Cord

Heavy Materials

250

27

270,350,410

277,346,415

4-Cord,5-Cord,6-Cord

Heavy Materials

280

28

270,350,410

277,346,415

4-Cord,5-Cord,6-Cord

Heavy Materials

300

29

350,410

346,415

5-Cord,6-Cord

Heavy Materials