What is the difference in tufting guns?
There are many types of tufting guns on the market, but the diffence lies mainly in the following primairy characteristic.
- Height of the pile
- Cut or loop
Other characteristics to consider are tufting speed, the weight of the gun and the finishing.
Electrical machines are perfect for the average rug with piles upto 21 mm, but air-driven machines create higher piles.
Cut or loop
A cut plie machine includes a small scissor that runs trough the needle, it cuts the loop after tufting it through the fabric. A loop pile machine, just leaves it as a loop. As it does not cut, you will have to manually cut it after each lane of tufting.
Some machines do both, and allow you to deactivate/remove the scissors from the machine.