Hey, Jason -- When my Tacsew arrived in 3 separate boxes last Thursday I was so happy I thought I was gonna bust! I was opening the boxes and laughing, saying "This is like Christmas!" LOL! And Friday was my birthday.
This really is a whole lot of fun ... and a real big challenge, too, which I need because I can't sit still for long.
Hey, Wolfman -- I just ordered some #92 thread. That's the largest I can use on my Tacsew; largest needle size = 22 (leather needle) which is what I'm using on 4.5 ounce elk leather.
According to the chart I have:
Anafil Nylon (bonded) thread
#69 has a tensile strength of 10.5 lbs. and a thread diameter of .011
#92 has a tensile strength of 14 lbs. and a thread diameter of .012
#138 has a tensile strength of 21.5 lbs. and a thread diameter of .017