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2-in-1 Tufting Gun

2-in-1 Tufting Gun

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2-in-1 Hand Tufting Gun AK-1 Cut Pile & AK-2 Loop Pile

Tufting is the process of passing a thread through a primary base material. Primarily used to make rugs, its uses are limited to your imagination. Other common uses include pillows, art pieces, and clothing. There are two finishing methods, cut and loop pile.

Tufting machines work by using a mechanical needle to push the yarn through a tufting cloth. Once through, the machine either cuts the yarn or it leaves in a loop. This results in two different finishing styles

The easy tufter is a motorised tufting machine, it uses the above process to efficiently and easily create tufted pieces. The easy tufter comes in two models, the cut pile and the loop pile. Our KRT-A 2-in-1 Tufting Gun does both cut and loop pile.

When you purchase a machine for the first time, you'll also need the following materials/tools to go with it:  

  • Yarn

  • Primary Backing

  • Primary Glue

  • Secondary glue

  • Secondary backing

  • Tufting frame

In general, you can use any type of yarn for tufting. Natural yarn such as wool or cotton is a good choice for more experienced tufters. Synthetic blends such as acrylic yarn are good for beginners. They are easy on the wallet and the threads are softer and more malleable. 

Primary backing is the cloth used to hold the yarn in place. ATS primary backing cloth is designed specifically designed for tufting. The low rip mesh and grid lines, provide the perfect starting point.

The role of the Primary glue is to secure the yarn to the primary backing. It must be ensured that the correct glue is used otherwise you will find that once finished, the yarn threads will come out. 

The secondary glue is used to attach the primary backing to the final layer backing. The best glue to use is a contact adhesive spray, available from most hardware stores.

The purpose of the secondary backing is to provide the yarn security, while also reinforcing the rug and providing dimensional stability. A multitude of materials can be used (and purchased from a local fabric shop), as long as it is durable for its use.

 Specifiations

Pile heights: Loop 4-14mm and Cut 7-19mm

Speed range: Both have a speed of  4-45 stitches/sec

Gun weight: 1.4kg

Voltage: 100-240 V 50-60 HZ

Warranty: 1-year limited warranty against mechanical failure.

 

 

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