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I bought this machine about 3 years ago but hadn't used it due to illness. Now when I tried to sew with the Tuff Sew ,the threads continually break. If I can make about a 3 inch line of staight stitches without the top thread breaking,I consider myself fortunate The direction in the manual are extremely poor. I had to finish my project with my very old Bernina. I regret buying the Tuff Sew straight stitch. JLWebb

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  • nextbabe Jun 01, 2011

    I just purchased the #69 nylon bonded thread. I haven't had a chance to install it on my machine yet. I will let you know if it solves the problem. Thanks again. JLWebb

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I do not have one but these machines require heavy duty thread...

The manufacture recommends using only "#69 Bonded Nylon Thread"

You should have a 18 to 20 gauge needle for that size thread. Needle type is 135x17

To be completely honest, these machines look like they are 20 to 30-year-old designs meant to be "store branded" machines (Woolworth, K-mart, Sears, ...). As demand at these types of stores dried up, they may have tried (successfully) to remarket them as "tuff" machines. Almost all older machines used all metal gears - it doesn't make them tough or high quality. The poor level of technical support and documentation would upset me too.

I really hope the recommended thread and needle help with your problem.

Good luck.

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