Tufting gun comparison table

Not sure where to start?

This table helps you decide the best tufting gun with one overview of the specifics. For beginners we always recommend the blue ones either cut or loop. 

 

 Tufting gun Cut or Loop Pile height Weight Experience level (1 is lowest 5 is highest) Pros and cons
AK / TD / Blue one - Cut pile Cut Short/medium Light 1
  • Very light weight
  • Easiest to use

 

  • Only does cut
AK / TD / Blue one - Loop pile Loop Short/medium Light 1
  • Very light weight
  • Easiest to use

 

  • Only does loop
KRD II Cut Short/medium Light/medium 1
  • Only does cut
KRD I Cut and Loop Short/medium Light/medium 2 (changing from cut to loop requires some skill and knowledge of the gun)
  • Does cut and loop

 

  • Is more complicated to adjust
  • Heavier
ZQ II Cut and Loop Short/medium Medium (changing from cut to loop requires some skill and knowledge of the gun)
  • Has a very dense stitch
  • Easier to make curves
  • Does cut and loop

 

  • is more complicated to adjust
  • (much) heavier
  • Pretty fast on 220v
ZQ III (pneumatic) Cut and Loop Medium/high Medium 3 (Changing settings and using the aircompressor requires some skill and knowledge of the gun)
  • Creates many pileheights (more than AK III)
  • Cut and loop

 

  • Heavy
  • Complicated to use
AK III (pneumatic) Cut and Loop Medium/high Light (Changing settings and using the aircompressor requires some skill and knowledge of the gun)
  • Creates many pileheights
  • Cut and loop

 

  • A little complicated to use