Best tufting machines and what you need to know Full-time JobFeb 18th, 2022 at 06:48 Engineering Salcea 47 views
All of the benefits of the model above still apply here: it’s lightweight, durable, and easy to set up. The only difference between the two is the type of rugs they can create.
However, it also suffers from the same big downside. It can be very difficult to get your hands on, and most shops deliver months after purchase.
Again though, the same New Zealand-based shop mentioned above offers great pricing and shipping times of just over a week. You may be able to find one a bit cheaper, but you won’t find one that’s more convenient! The same kits and bundles are available here, too.
If it’s sold out there, you can also buy this model from Tuft the World. Availability is a bit more limited, but you can still save 15% with the code TINY at checkout.
If you absolutely must have a tufting gun that’s capable of both cut pile and loop pile tufting, the KRD-I is one of the best around.
Featuring an improved design over its predecessor the KD-II, this is an industrial grade artificial turf tufting machine. It supports both 110V and 220V power, with a handy speed control knob to slow it all down when you need to.
However, this isn’t a tufting machine for beginners. Swapping between modes requires some expertise, so it’s best left for intermediate or advanced tufters who know their way around a basic machine.
Like this other models on the list, you can buy this one on Etsy at the link below, or at Tuft the World when it’s in stock. Remember to use the code TINY to save 15%!
Ok, so you’re a relative beginner but you still insist on getting a tufting gun capable of both cut and loop pile tufting?
Well, the AK-III is the model for you.
It has many of the same great design elements of the AK-I and AK-II above, but comes with extra parts and features that make it a combo tufting gun.
Although this model is relatively easy to use, there is one big caveat. This is an industrial-grade pneumatic tufting gun, so to use it you’ll need some kind of compressed air system.
That alone will likely add to your setup costs enormously, and the tufting gun itself is one of the priciest on the market.
Still, it can be a great investment for the truly dedicated tufter with a large budget. Buy it on Etsy at the link below, or from Tuft the World with the discount code TINY.
By last pick for the best tufting guns is the ZQ-II. It’s the older version of the KRD-I listed above, but it’s still a very capable machine.
Again, it’s capable of both cut pile and loop pile work, but it’s considerably heavier and more finicky to set up than the other models on the list.
That said, if you know someone who can show you the ropes, you’ll be tufting away in no time. You also don’t need to invest in an air compression system, which is great for small or residential workspaces.
Learn more at the link below, but be aware that supplies are limited to it may be sold out soon!