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Tenara® Lifetime Guaranteed Thread features unique fluoropolymer fiber construction that extends the life of fabric seams and ultimately the products in which it is used. GORE® Tenara has high strength and durability that for over 10 years has been proven to be unaffected by exposure to UV rays, cleaning agents, pollution, saltwater, air, rain and snow.
Great for outdoor, awning and marine applications, Tenara thread will not rot if left outside all year round. It remains colorfast even in extreme temperatures and frost. Although more expensive, Tenara is a greater value than other polyester threads when considering life span and re-stitching costs. Choose Tenara thread to improve the performance of outdoor fabrics where seam life and integrity are of the utmost importance.
Tenara M1000 is similar in weight to V-92. Use a smaller than normal needle (#16 or #14 for mesh fabric and #18 or #20 for dense fabric) to hold the thread in a proper loop and to create smaller holes that prevent fabric leakage. Tenara sews very well and does not require as much upper tension as normal polyester thread.
We recommend using Tenara thread with rotary hook sewing machines like the Sailrite® Fabricator®, 111, Professional and Big-N-Tall. Not sure if your machine has a rotary hook? Learn more in our Rotary vs. Oscillating Hook Sewing Machines article.
FOR INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY. Not for use in food, drug, cosmetic or medical device manufacturing, processing or packaging operations.
- Completely resistant to UV sunlight
- Unaffected by salt water, cleaning chemicals, temperature extremes, or acid rain
- Will not rot or mold
- Colors will not fade (color fast thread)
- 100% expanded fluoropolymer
- Tenara Sewing Thread Style TR M1000KTR-L-5
- Lifetime warranty
|Size:||V-92 / Tex 90 / Gov. F|
|Breaking Strength:||8-10 pounds|
|Cone Size:||8 ounces|
|Yards per Cone:||1,595 yards|
At a Glance
Finally! No skipped stitches and no puckering with a PTFE thread
My primary machine is the Sailrite 111. Wonderful machine! This is the second time I've tried Tenara thread. The first was a few years ago and proved too frustrating with too many skipped stitches. Being a professional canvas shop, I wanted to give it another try. This time, I suspended the spool horizontally from the thread stand ( a Sailrite suggestion). Using a #14 needle, the thread kept breaking. I switched to a Serv 7 #16 needle, and with a few tension adjustments on the bobbin and upper tension, the thread was sewing beautifully. No missed stitches and no puckering. The material I'm using is Sunbrella Plus. I hope this holds true for the other Tenara colors as well. So far, I am finally happy with a PTFE thread. I use Solarfix as well and it has its own issues with puckering. I will continue using the Tenara if it continues sewing this nicely..