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The tufting gun AK-V is a game changer: Here’s why

Are you ready to take your rug tufting to the next level? The tufting gun AK-V might just be the upgrade you need. This article will dive into why the AK-V is considered a game changer in the world of tufting guns. Learn how this innovative tool outperforms its more common cousins and can change your craft.

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AK-V vs. standard tufting guns

Let's first take a look at the main advantages over ordinary guns. Simply put, it is the next level up from the conventional tools used by the vast majority of tufters. 

The AK-V tufting gun has several advantages over more common rug tufting guns. It is up to 60% quieter, so it makes almost no noise when working. The ergonomic design ensures a comfortable grip and nothing sticks out. The gun is equipped with a display that shows the speed and a light at the tip of the needle, so you can work even in the dark.

All significant benefits

Here are the all main upgrades over the regular tufting guns:

  • It has a beautiful design. The handle is wrapped with rubber, which ensures a comfortable grip and reduces fatigue during long use.
  • It uses a DC brushless motor, which is small, light, powerful, quiet, does not produce sparks and has a long service life.
  • The braking system has been upgraded from mechanical to non-contact magnetic system, which provides more stable braking and extends its service life.
  • The newly added speed indicator makes it easier to adjust the speed.
  • It uses a synchronous belt drive which is quiet, long lasting and smooth running.
  • Adding weights to the eccentric wheel provides smoother operation and reduces vibration.
  • The front of the gun is illuminated so the work area is brightly lit.
  • The traditional scissor clamping system has been replaced with a new system that reduces vibration and noise and improves the quality of the rug surface.
  • The gun is easy to disassemble and uses short scissors with an automatic sharpener made from imported white steel, ensuring sharp edges.

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What surprises experts about the gun (positively)

What may surprise, but certainly not discourage, the experienced user is the new motor in this tufting gun. Unlike conventional gear models such as the much-loved AK-1 tufting gun, this one uses a brushless motor that significantly reduces noise and increases overall comfort when working.

However, this motor has a different trigger pull response, which may be unusual at first. The first revolution, the needle-prick and cut cycle, is approximately 25% slower when squeezed than conventional guns. This takes some getting used to, and may require several attempts to adjust to the new rhythm.

However, this change is not considered a disadvantage among professional tufters, quite the contrary. Many appreciate that it is much easier to create detailed rug work with this gun. 

With smoother and more controlled needle work, this new motor allows for more precise control and better results, which is crucial for detailed and intricate designs.

So, after a short period of getting used to this new feature, the experienced user will find that the new motor brings a number of benefits and improves their work. For those who work with tufting guns more often, as a result this motor increases the efficiency and accuracy of tufting.

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Check out also our step by step tufting video with the new AK-V tufting gun!

Specifications in detail

Let's look a little more professionally at what the gun can do, which will be of interest to any at least a little experienced tufter. We'll also go over what comes with the product if you order it (there's no shortage of things). 


Construction: It is made of high quality aluminum and plastic. That makes it lightweight, strong and durable.

  • Adjustable Speed: You can change the speed from 1000 to 6000 revolutions per minute (RPM). This helps you to customize your work as needed.
  • Universal voltage: It works on 100 to 240 volts, which means you can use it anywhere in the world.
  • EU plug: It goes without saying, we are in Europe.
  • Voltage: AC 110V-240V, which means it's stable and reliable.
  • Power: It has 120W, which is enough to work quickly and easily.
  • Color: Blue, looks modern and attractive.
  • Weight: It weighs 2.45kg, making it lightweight and easy to handle, but stable at the same time.

Contents of the package 

In the package you'll find the main AK-V tufting gun for making rugs (2-1 cut and loop), which can both cut and loop... of course. There is also a comfortable handle that is easy to hold and work with. 

An oil bottle is used for maintenance and to keep the unit running smoothly. Also included is a tool kit for maintenance and small repairs. 

In the package, you will also find a detailed instruction manual, a yarn threader to help you thread yarn easily, and an AC/DC adapter with a cord to power the device that is compatible with different voltages. 

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Is this the best tufting gun?

Of course, it is not so easy to say which is the best tufting gun. Let's not lie unnecessarily or say something that we don't have 100% backed up. 

But in our experience, it really is the top of the line. Plus, when you look at the price you can buy it for here, it's hard to beat. If you're looking for the best tufting gun for a beginner or a pro, you just can't go wrong. 

However, you could say that a pro/someone at least a little bit experienced will appreciate it more. It's a gun that uses the tried and true "2-1 cut and loop" method we mentioned earlier, and overall it's a defined machine packed with benefits that will show in the final rug.

Tip: Learn more about the cut and loop methods.

Key takeaways

The AK-V is considered by some to be the best tufting gun. It features many improvements over standard models. It offers a quieter operation, ergonomic design, and advanced features like a speed display and illuminated needle tip, making it highly user-friendly. 

The brushless motor, though requiring an adjustment period, allows for smoother and more precise work, enhancing the quality of detailed designs. With its robust construction, adjustable speed, and comprehensive accessory package, the AK-V proves to be an exceptional tool for both novice and experienced tufters. 

If you're in search of a tufting gun that combines power, precision, and comfort, the AK-V is an excellent choice that won't disappoint.

For even more detailed information about this machine, we recommend reading the full documentation.

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