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Tufting gun - 2 in 1 Cut and Loop (AK-1) documentation

The Tufting Gun 2-1 Cut and Loop (AK-1) is a versatile tool for creating intricate designs with both cut and loop pile techniques. Our documentation provides guidance on how to maximize the performance of this powerful device, ensuring precision and efficiency in your tufting projects. Learn about proper maintenance procedures to prolong the lifespan of your AK-1 and troubleshooting tips to address common issues.

What oil should i use on tufting gun?

What Oil Should You Use on Your Tufting Gun?

When it comes to maintaining your tufting gun, proper lubrication is crucial for smooth operation and to prevent overheating. Here’s a straightforward guide on choosing and applying the right oil.

Best Oils for Your Tufting Gun:

  • Sewing Machine Oil: This is the top recommendation due to its light viscosity and ability to keep your machine running smoothly without leaving residue. One of the most premium sewing oils is our Eurol® Oil.
  • WD40: Cheap options that basically makes the work done, but sewing machine oil is better for regular maintenance because it’s specifically designed for mechanisms like those in tufting guns.

Both options are correct choices for oiling a tufting gun. Additional general properties that the oil should have include being colorless and odorless.

Why Lubricate Your Tufting Gun? Regular oiling reduces friction, protects against wear, and keeps the machine from overheating. It's particularly important for parts that experience constant movement and contact.

How Often to Lubricate: It's safe to oil your tufting gun before each use, especially if you use it frequently. This helps maintain optimal function and longevity. More information about lubrication intervals for your tufting gun here.

Where to Apply the Oil: Focus on the moving parts where friction occurs. For a detailed visual guide on exactly where to apply oil on your tufting gun, check out this maintenance guide.

Conclusion: Choosing the right oil and applying it regularly to the right spots can significantly enhance your tufting gun’s performance and durability. Stick with sewing machine oil for the best results, and make lubrication a regular part of your maintenance routine to keep your tufting projects running smoothly.

Maintenance of tufting gun (AK-1)

By following these maintenance guidelines, you can ensure that your tufting gun remains in optimal condition, delivering high-quality tufts consistently. Proper care and attention will extend the life of your equipment, allowing you to create beautiful rugs and carpets for years to come. Tufting gun maintenance is dived into 3 important sections to follow.

Basic Maintenance

Proper maintenance of your tufting gun is crucial for its longevity and optimal performance. Here are some fundamental steps to keep your machine in top condition:

  1. Regular Cleaning: Dust and debris can accumulate in the moving parts of the machine, affecting its functionality. Use a soft cloth or brush to remove any buildup and ensure smooth operation.

  2. Check for Wear and Damage: Periodically inspect the machine for any signs of wear or damage to its components. Replace any worn or damaged parts promptly to prevent further issues.

  3. Proper Storage: When not in use, store your tufting gun in a clean, dry environment, and cover it to protect it from dust and debris.

Oiling Tufting Gun

Proper lubrication is essential to keep your tufting gun running smoothly. Here's how to oil your tufting gun effectively:

  1. Choose the Right Oil: Use sewing machine oil or any lubricant that is colorless and odorless to prevent stains on your rugs.

  2. Identify Oil Points: Refer to the provided picture bellow to identify the exact points where oil should be applied on the tufting gun.

  3. Apply Oil Regularly: Add a drop of oil to each linear bearing at least once a week to maintain smooth operation. For longer tufting sessions, consider oiling more frequently.

What needs to be taken care of by oil are basically all the parts that could have friction. Bellow is the photo with exact points shown.,

1) Oiling the contact between scissors and needle

2) Oiling the steel bars

3) Oiling the joints of the tufting gun

Cleaning the Tufting Gun

Regular cleaning of your tufting gun is essential to prevent buildup and maintain its performance. Here's how to clean your tufting gun effectively:

  1. Remove Loose Yarn Strands: Use a brush or compressed air to remove loose yarn strands and dust from the machine's moving parts.

  2. Dedusting: Regularly dedust and remove excess yarn material from the machine to prevent clogs and ensure smooth operation.

  3. Avoid Mishandling: Never store or rest your tufting gun on the side with the main power switch, as it can be delicate and prone to breakage.

Maintenance Frequency

Cleaning the machine before every use is recommended. In the long run it makes a big difference!

Final word

Regular maintenance is truly the key to the long lasting tufting gun. Do not take it lightly! :)

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