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L'accessoire est solide et fiable. Facile à utiliser avec le mode d'emploi que l'on peut trouver facilement sur Youtube. Attention les aiguilles sont grosses. A utiliser principalement sur les gros cuir épais.
It's nice, uses a really heavy string, not what I expected but was probably my fault, first time using one of these. I hope to install thinner thread in the future and make it work. If it does would be 5 stars.
While it may be the best out there, it certainly has much to be desired. Attached pictures: 1) a diagram of the parts; 2) a neat description of the product; 3) an example of how to use the product in order to get around some of its flaws (failure of the thread to feed properly through the awl); 4) a competitors product that has a design which would appear to solve many of the flaws in this product.
The good: 1) comfortably fits in the palm of the hand 2) firm chuck lock to secure the needle 3) thread post is well designed (allowing the needle to slide freely up to the needle) 3) good overall idea
The bad: 1) if the "bobin" (string spooler) is filled up too much then the thread will not feed properly, and will bite /sink into the spool of string contained in the bobin. Recommendation: not much can be done about this. This is just a point worth noting as my stitcher was SHIPPED with an overly full bobin.
2) the "tension post" (the silver tack around which the string is supposed to wind when coming out of the spool handle) is weak and bends easily. -- for a premium product this should not be the case. Recommendation: upgrade the tension post.
3) the "end cap" is way too difficult to remove. I had to use pliars, and in the process damaged it (bent the weak metal). Again for a premium product, this should not be the case. Recommendation: a) smooth the metal edge on the end cap so that it is not abrasive b) attach a braided string or threaded metallic wire to the end cap so that it is easier to remove.
4) the hole from which the thread feeds when coming off the bobin gets gouged by the thread. Eventually a cut develops in the wooden handle so that the thread gets caught in it. This is a bad design. The angle of the hole is poorly designed. When the thread feeds from the bottom of the bobin, it creates a very harsh angle from the spool (bobin) to the hole where the thread must exit. Recommendation: This problem can be solved by widening the hole on the inside of the sewing awl handle, and lining it with an epoxy. Personally, after I whittled the hole out (on the inside of the sewing awl) with a knife, that was enough to allow the thread to feed freely.