||Pam Turner, inventor of the side threading needle.
When all I heard was "it can't be done" I decided to
prove them all wrong.
Here I am making needles one at a time with a
piece of wire, a Dremmel and a slow wet grinder.
Notice all those grooves in the grinding wheel
caused by putting points on thousands and
thousands of needles.
Learn more about my story.
The Spiral Eye needle, is made by my manufacturer in Dayton MN. Unity Tool Inc.
It is a small family run business and I can go in at any time and talk to the engineer that manages changes to my design, or
the employee that makes the points and the eyeless needle eye, or the employee that cuts the eyes into them, or the one
that heat treats them, or the person who deburrs them, or the person who inspects them, etc. Every person there takes great
pride in their responsibility for the product they make for me. The owner, his wife and their son are my main contacts there.
They are very quality focused. I am extremely happy with their work.
Spiral Eye Needles are made from 100% surgical stainless steel and are inspected by the manufacturer and then by me, one
needle at a time. I personally put every needle in the package so I handle every single one. If you get a defective one I am to
The machine needle is actually made using a German made SCHMETZ brand machine needle. I chose them because they
are the highest quality. My manufacturer than puts my patented eye into the SCHMETZ needle. Other companies, including
SCHMETZ, make open eyed machine needles, but those snag or come unthreaded if you sew too fast. The design of my
open eyed machine needle is open below the eye in the point area of the needle which eliminated the snagging and dropping
of the thread. But, again, it costs more because it is a complicated cut into a very small piece of metal and cannot be made
mass produced yet.
I stand behind my Spiral Eye Needle. If you are unhappy, return it and I will refund your money.