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#1 cpike

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 11:09 AM

For those of you that have done minor repairs on your units, where do you get the supplies. (I am talking about stitching) We have a unit that has some handles on the ladder that are pulling away, it seems like a simple thing to repair. I hate to have to pay shipping to send it somewhere to be fixed when it is something so minor, but what kind of thread do you use and where do you get it? Thanks for any info!!!!

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 02:27 PM

I purchased my Awl (speedy stitch) from Harbor Freight.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:29 AM

We use an awl also. We bought ours at Sears

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:36 AM

We also.. Got ours at Michaels in the leather section. Hobby lobby or ebay..

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:03 AM

Tool King sells polyester thread. I wouldn't use the thread that comes with the awl, because it's anybody's guess what kind of thread it is.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:12 AM

Tool King sells polyester thread. I wouldn't use the thread that comes with the awl, because it's anybody's guess what kind of thread it is.



Yea, it's probably laced with lead. :angry2:

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 12:14 PM

Tool King sells polyester thread. I wouldn't use the thread that comes with the awl, because it's anybody's guess what kind of thread it is.



Yea, it's probably laced with lead. :angry2:

Don't give anyone any ideas...

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:50 PM

bought an old (and I mean old) industrial sewing machine off craigslist. I love to hate it. saves me a ton of time and money though. bought the thread from a nearby tarphaulin shop.
then I threw that damn sewing awl in the river when crossing over the causeway!!!!!

Edited by waterlogged, 16 August 2010 - 03:52 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2010 - 11:24 PM

I used a 2-3" curved needle from the sail repair shop and pliers to sew on 2 patches - that's 3 layers of vinyl! Tough going - total repair job took 10 hours from 1 high school rental...

Now that i know about the awl - i will definitely invest in one of those, but the curved needle is still good when you only have access to 1 side, with the awl you need access to both sides.

Edited by RickC, 17 August 2010 - 11:25 PM.





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