"I use a heavier bonded nylon with a Schmetz/Singer #100 needle for heavy pack fabrics and webbing"
What thread is that precisely? That's the area that I got caught up in the too thick thread discussion, basically when you go to any fabric store, they only have one nylon thick thread, and that's the upholstery stuff, which is way to thick, and just will not work with home machines from what I can see.
Thanks for the specifics on the other threads though, that's helpful.
I'm so far not finding too much problem with Guterman, but I do suspect that some issues I have had sewing could have been the guterman, especially when bar tacking. But otherwise it's been fine, but I've just started with this stuff relatively speaking so I don't have much experience.
The #69 thread Dave from oware mentions likewise, what exactly is that, ie, can you provide a link to the precise thread online.
I believe one ground for the confusion is that there is a fairly consistent skipping over of key points re thread in myog threads, for example the tex numbers seem to be relevant but are rarely mentioned here, but are on a hammock forum I found while googling this issue.
Piece by piece.
It's amazing to actually look at just how many threads each company makes, making terms like 'heavy' or 'standard' almost totally meaningless unless qualified with enough specifics to allow anyone reading for example a myog to find exactly that thread, and to know what it is they found.
One thing that really strikes me is that many if not most outdoor fabric places do not give any of this information, quest doesn't, diy doesn't if I remember right, I believe none may. Would be very helpful, same as with silnylon weights etc, like, this is mara 70 tex 40 standard guterman, and so on. Or whatever the real numbers are. That way people could learn what it is they need to look for and what that actually is technically speaking. My guess is the matter doesn't come up much because most people just buy the stuff from quest outfitters or joannes, which also has basically zero technical information on the threads they sell beyond the names. I guess you can research it and find industrial suppliers that will show all the relevant info.
It's odd to consider the vast specificity of something like cuben fibers, dimension polyant, vs the almost totally random and vague thread descriptions, maybe that's an area that could be corrected. I know that's why I got messed up/confused.