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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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