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It was supposed to come with 1 straight needle and 1 angle needle. It came with 2 angle needles and the straight needle was what I wanted. I hope they will send me the straight needle and then I will change my review. I have another speedy stitcher and it works great for sewing leather mitts. But I need the straight needle.
The product is fine, but I feel burnt that the order did not include the extra skein of thread as described in the ad. Obviously I'm not the only one who has had this problem judging by the other reviews. If it arrived as promised, I would have given this product five stars. Because of the way it arrived, I ran out of thread on a small but important project for which I purchased it and am now awaiting a new order of thread that I had to shop and purchase separately from directly from the SpeedyStitcher site.
Stitching is the most unpleasant part of leatherworking for me and I really want to like this tool. Combining a needle and an awl seemed just perfect for holes that are slightly too small. The problem is that you can only use it with thin thread which leaves a large hole behind from the awl. Full-sized regular thread always breaks within 3-4 stitches by either getting cut on the sharp hole of the needle, jamming on wax narrowing the same hole or breaking the thread from where it rubs on the leather as it passes through. I know that this tool gets predominately good reviews, but it doesn't work for me at all. If you want to use the most common waxed thread, you're going to have to do it with a pair of needles I'm afraid.
Great concept but the needles snap way to easily and replacements cost as much as the original entire kit. Tried to use it to replace awning cover stitching that had come unthreaded over time on a popup camper. Used pre-existing holes to run needle through and within 6 inches of stitching had broken both needles at their midway point. The needles are just too weak to handle reasonable pressure when running them through the pre-existing holes in the material (rubber strip attaching to vinyl cover). It would not be that big of a deal but the specific replacement needles are crazy expensive to replace!
in the description it says it comes 30 yard of thread which it doesn't, I tried to contact the seller and they told me they couldn't do anything about it and gave me a number to contact amazon customer service, i don't have time for this so I just went to Walmart and got me some from there, other than that it's a good tool