The parts of your machine
The loop pile does not have a scissor, scissor opener and scissor closer. The scissor is in this case a so called loop-head.
AK-II Machine specifications
The AC/DC adapter included with the machine can handle up to 240 volts AC (alternating current). Household electrical power is commonly AC. It converts up to 240 volts AC power to 30 volts DC (direct current), which is needed for your tufting gun. It is the type of adapter found on many devices we use everyday like laptops. The plug included is for the EU, might you need another plug, then it will work with a simple plug (travel) adapter too.
PILE HEIGHT (4-13 mm, adjustable)
SPEED RANGE 5.45 stitches/sec
UNIVERSAL VOLTAGE 100 - 240 V , 50 - 60 HZ
How to thread your loop pile machine
Changing the height of the pile
Connecting the motor to the gear.
Sometimes the motor gets slightly dislocated, for example because of the packing. This is an easy fix. You need to make sure that the wheel of the motor is correctly touching the wheel of the white gear. Unscrew the 4 screws that hold the motor in position. Bring the motor in the correct position and tighten the screws.
Maintaining the machine is easy. Remember to unplug the machine when doing so.
- Add a drop of sewing machine oil (or any lubricating that is color and odorless, you dont want stains on your rug) to each linear bearing, at least every week to keep the machine running smoothly. For longer tufting sessions it wouldn't hurt to oil more often.
- The cut pile machine should have a drop of oil added to the scissor joint monthly (where the two sides of the scissor cross)
- Other metal parts that move should also be oiled monthly (where the arms connect to the machine for example).
- Remove loose yarn strands and dust from moving parts with a brush or blow some compressed air to clean the machine.
- Never store or rest your machine on the side with the main power switch. It is delicate and can break.
If you have any issues with your machine please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org where someone will help you, and dont forget to look al our tufting wiki for common problems and solutions.