Originally Posted by Clinton
I found a spool of nylon thread at joanns. It seems to work. Its not twisted together or anything but when stitched its tight and very strong it seems. I can not tear it with my hands what so ever.
Typically, nylon thread is used for upholstery. it isn't exposed to lots of UV.
Bonded nylon is strong and consistent through the tension disks WHEN you get it dialed in.
It sew pretty well without thread lubrication, but better with it, in my industrial machine.
I prefer it to poly for upholstery, but I use an industrial needle feed, walking foot machine.
It can be sometimes be difficult to sew without thread lubrication
It does not do well outdoors, meaning prolonged outdoors, b/c of poor UV resistance. Don't make a boat cover with it.
Of course, hammocks and tents and tarps are made of nylon, and we know not to leave them in the sun all summer long.
As far as post 4, being" untwisted" i dont recomend monofilament tread except for upholstery and definitely use thread lubrication with it. It gets very hot and flimsy while runningthrough the tension disks and needle eye. It's benefit is its clear and blends well with upholstery fabrics and patters.