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Old August 29th, 2011, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Would like some feedback from commercial users regarding Marathon Thread. Have you used it and did you like it or not and why? I see feedback on the thread from a lot of home user sites but it seems to me that they are more tolerant of low quality thread since they are much slower.

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Old August 29th, 2011, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use Marathon yellow only. As its a nice vivid yellow.

I don't think it runs anywhere near as smooth as Robison Anton, but all-in-all not bad. It seems to have more "drag" on the tensioners than the rest, so I find you have to loosen the tensioners, but I generally get it to run well on Tajima's & Barudan, at upwards of 850-900 spm.
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Thank you. We started trying Marathon at the same time as we bought an SWF so were wondering if it is the thread or the machine. Not an extreme amount of breaks but more than we had on the PR-650. I have noticed that we have to keep the tensioners extremely loose also on the Marathon, haven't paid as close attention to other brands but will check now that you say that. Unfortunately we haven't run enough of any other brand on the SWF yet for me to draw that conclusion so I just wanted some feedback from others.
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Old August 29th, 2011, 05:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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We have used Marathon, Wonang, Brildor, Ackermann, Madeira,Long Sheng, Kingstar & finally we used fufus.

Marathon, wonang, long sheng are cheaper than Madeira but running is not the same.

Brildor is a good thread but expensive. So is ackermann.

Kingstar, didnt really use it that much.

But I have to say the best thread I have used and currently use in Fufus. We run 120 heads in total (24hrs)....fufus has run well on every machine on ours including swf. We also noticed the runs were better than madeira and the best thing is the thread is half the price of madeira.

You will need to find your nearest agent though. We are agents for East Africa and we are currently selling to 80% of the embroiderers in our region. I have to say though that the colour range of fufus isn't as large as madeira but you will in most cases find the nearest match.
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Old August 29th, 2011, 06:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks. I remember hearing of it in the past also. We have a place here that sells it at about the same price as Robison-Anton and just a bit cheaper than Madeira. Maybe I will give it a shot. Thanks for the feedback.
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Marathon is good stuff for the money but use Rayon not poly. Yes its thicker but has good coverage on fills with lower stitch count not so great on small text. For the money and all around just use Maderia thread Polyneon its good quality made in Germany 6.50 cone and tons of colors good stuff. I grew up in the late 80's 90's running Rayon Maderia which is great but 12.50 per cone and the newer machines run the newr poly very well unlike the older machines with looping issues. Eric
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I use Marathon Rayon for colors in my shop. I have SWF 4-head & 6-head. I typically run my machines at 640 spm, because that gives me time to hoop the next run. No need to run so fast if you are a single operator. Easier on the machines. I have good results with minimal breakage.
I use Isacord polyester for my black and white threads. I keep them on the same needle on both machines, so tension is set and stays there.
I get good service from my Marathon distributor, delivery one day by UPS from Farmers Branch, TX.
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Thanks. I remember hearing of it in the past also. We have a place here that sells it at about the same price as Robison-Anton and just a bit cheaper than Madeira. Maybe I will give it a shot. Thanks for the feedback.

I think Fufus controls the price depending on the country they are selling to. Did you manage to try it?
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Marathon is good stuff for the money but use Rayon not poly. Yes its thicker but has good coverage on fills with lower stitch count not so great on small text. For the money and all around just use Maderia thread Polyneon its good quality made in Germany 6.50 cone and tons of colors good stuff. I grew up in the late 80's 90's running Rayon Maderia which is great but 12.50 per cone and the newer machines run the newr poly very well unlike the older machines with looping issues. Eric

Hi Jaeb, from what I recall we also used to use rayon thread before because at that time the poly thread didn't have the shiny effect but now you get poly in shiny too which is why we shifted to poly. We realised it gave us better runs with less thread breaks.
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And that's what counts @Powerstitch, lesser thread breakage.
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