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Old November 22nd, 2010, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default who has the best thread ?????

I've been using metro threads after using arc thread from melco for years....big mistake. I get thread breaks all day long. I need to know which thread brand is bes for high production? Would appreciate any help in finding a new supplier. I use swf, toyota, and melco machines. Thanks
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 02:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I prefer isacord or madeira I use a toyota 850
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 01:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: who has the best thread ?????

Well ... Here is my "take" on it.

Yes Madeira makes great thread. Probably the best (in my opinion) BUT (isn't there always a but) I don't use them. I use mainly Robison-Anton Poly thread.

Why?

Cause Madeira pi**** me off .... Madeira charges you a 2% processing fee on ALL orders, regardless of size. Now, in this economy, the easies and best way to tick someone off is to charge them a "fee" for anything.

I understand getting a price break when ordering full cases of thread, I have no problem with that. Once they started tacking on all kinds of "order processing" fees, charged me a fortune for shipping. When their warehouse is an hour from me.

There is absolutely NO reason for an order processing fee, just raise your prices by 2% and avoid the argument. They should be happy to take my order.

I have had no issues with Robison Anton, the thread runs fine, very few breaks, I typically run my machines in the 850spm range. I have mainly Barudans, with a few Tajima's here and there.

If you are in the Northest region of the US, shoot me a PM, and I'll give you the R.A. rep's contact info ... he's a great guy.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 01:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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LOL @ Tyrko ...

That is the EXACT reason I don't use Madeira either!

I use Robison too, I have no problems, I use some Isacord, but I find it to be very linty.

I'm in Massachusetts, I take it your rep is Harry? He's a hoot!
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 02:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: who has the best thread ?????

I have about 200 Tajima heads and been doing embroidery since 1979. I have used many major brands like Madeira, Robison, gunold, Isacord and Salus.

All are good and they work great but I prefer the Salus thread over all of them since there quality is the same as Robison Anton at much lower prices. I pay $4.95 a cone for 5000m at http://www.sessatextile.com which is a bargain compare to the other threads.

They also have value packages at http://www.sessathread.com/acatalog/...value_lot.html for $2 per cone.

Enjoy
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yea, madeira irritated me too. I only use their thread until it runs out, then I use an Isacord equivalent. I like them because I get it for 7.50 per 5000m cone and can pick it up 5 minutes later from the warehouse. I'll have to check out the sessa thread though.
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Old November 27th, 2010, 01:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I totally agree! I like Madeira poly but I hate their shipping/handling fees! You don't have to buy directly from Madeira though. If you want Madeira checkout The PAS Store.
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Old November 27th, 2010, 08:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I use Fil-Tec's glide thread. Easy to use and very minimal breakage. Helps that their headquarters is 20 min down the road.

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Old November 29th, 2010, 09:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: who has the best thread ?????

Running 740 heads in our shop. Mostly Madeira Polyneon, with a small amount of RA mixed in where there's no Madeira color match. However, larger customers like us have much more leverage to deal with them on price & service charges.

After 20 years in the business I still find Madeira to be unequaled in quality and consistency, and remain a loyal customer.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 09:49 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I run just under 900 embroidery heads, and have 58 Chenille heads.

I refuse to use Madeira just on principal.
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