Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl is one of those pieces of equipment that I bought on a whim, and kept a couple around for decades without ever using it because I felt it was an essential tool to own just in case, but that I never actually tried out.
The other day I had a radio holster that broke and rather than buy another one I decided to fix it. Since I did not have a strong enough needle to go through the ballistic nylon I dig out one of my Speedy Stitcher.
It did not take long at all to figure out how it works and it made a very strong repair.
I am not very good at sewing, but I find that I need to fix things from time to time. This speedy stitcher is great for farm and shop repairs.
It is easy to use and has a pretty short learning curve. The problem is, it also has a lack of good instructions in the box. I had to experiment and sort through google to figure it out.
Once I learned the basics, it was pretty easy.
I would recommend using waxed thread and going slow.