In today's world there are now several brands of magnetic bobbins, but they are not all equal. This post is about Fil-Tec's Magna-Glide bobbins vs. other brands.
The simple fact that Fil-Tec bobbins are made in the USA should give you reason enough to want to purchase them over any of the other overseas brands.
Foreign brands, that load and fill their bobbins in another country then the long waits at port and the even longer shipping, just to land with another long wait at another port. Through tons of moisture, heat and cold. Anyone who runs an embroidery machine can tell you that any of those four things: moisture, heat, cold and just Time, can be a major factor on how the bobbin are going to run.
Fil-Tec bobbins are ran here in the United States and do not sit for long periods of time, nor do they have to ship huge crates at a time, so they don't have tons sitting around for half a year waiting to get to America. Having the bobbins bounce around in a crate long term often leads to problematic bobbins not running right.
Fil-Tec bobbins use the best magnets on the market, meaning they cost a little more for that reason. But what you get back are bobbins that will run till the end. And a far smoother running bobbin that wastes nothing while giving you superb quality of embroidery. There's less wobble inside the bobbin case with the stronger magnet.
The savings you might see up front from the bobbin, will actually cost you more on the back end. Within 5 boxes, you are losing a lot of your money. Here's why: You'll get more stitches, smoother running, perfect tensions, and the quality product you are looking for each time. Your benefits will earn you more money on your quality embroidery as well help spread word of mouth on the products you are putting out. But more than that. When you have a box of empties with Fil-Tec, you know you got every pennies worth. When you have 1/8th to 1/4 left of the other brands that no longer will run out, you know you are losing money.
I'd also like to mention, Fil-Tec isn't waiting on shipments to come into the country, therefore they have bobbins in stock and ready to go. No waiting for long periods while they wait for customs!
Lastly, when doing the bobbin check (I'll put the video at the bottom) you'll see how much of a difference there really are. These bobbins don't share the quality the the Fil-Tec does. Costing you far more than any savings up front will get you.
Did I mention they have colored bobbins that match their thread?
Turn your volume down but check out how other magnetic bobbins stack up to the Magna-Glide bobbin. You'll see how steady the Filtec bobbin runs while the others bounce all over. And that shows in a persons embroidery.