Today I made a discovery. I used a floss threader that the dentist gave me for flossing under my bridge to thread a needle. EASY - PEEZEY! Worked like a charm. Needles will last longer because I won't be using a metal floss threader into the eye of the metal needle! Oh Yeah -- my audiologist suggest these threaders be used with dental floss to clear blockages in my hearing aids!

Posted by: NANCYE G on 04/12/18
I'd sure be interested. I've destroyed more cheap needles (DMC) using a metal threader, especially 26s! Is there any details you can pass along so I can go searching?
by: marshalr on 04/13/18
I like the way you mind works Nancy! Using something for a different purpose. I never would have thought of that.
by: carissalindsey30 on 04/13/18
MARSHALR -- I get them after my dental appointments. The envelop says "Eez-Thru Floss Threaders from They appear to be available at places like Target and Walgreens. Package of 25 retails at $3.29 -- way less than a package of needles!
by: NANCYE G on 04/13/18
Nothing as good as the high you get when finding another use for a mundane object. Well done you!
by: Marydenmark on 04/14/18
Thanks Nancye G, I'll check them out.
by: marshalr on 04/14/18
Nancy G., I think some one beat you to the patent office already. I've seen plastic floss threaders (light green) in a case which look like the ones I get at my dentist office. They're available at Joann's in the notion's section. I bought a package to try on my current project. It worked great!
by: djrb7213 on 04/15/18
Oh well! I just looked up those threaders at They look exactly the same to me. Wonder if they are manufactured at the same place. Guess I will have to come up with another "best idea ever!" Don't look for me on Shark Time anytime soon! LOLOL
by: NANCYE G on 04/15/18