Get ready to tackle this with confidence! In this instructional video, we will show you how to convert your Duo tufting machine from cut pile into loop pile.
We will cover everything from preparing the necessary tools to removing and replacing components. Follow along as we guide you through the process, ensuring your machine is functioning smoothly to create looppile rugs.
Don’t forget to stay tuned for valuable tips and important precautions along the way.
Step 1: Safety First Ensure your tufting machine is powered off. It’s crucial to work on the machine only when it’s completely off.
Step 2: Gather Your Tools You’ll need a few tools for this operation: a loop element from your spare parts bag, a screwdriver, a wrench, and an Allen Key from your parts bag.
Step 3: Removing the Front Handlebar Start by using the Allen Key to remove four black screws on the top of the machine. The first two screws should come out easily. The other two, on the right side, are attached to the scissor closing mechanism. Remove these together with the closing mechanism and set them aside.
After this, you can easily pull out the front handlebar.
Step 4: Removing the Scissor Compartment Using a wrench, remove the screw that keeps the lower end of the machine’s scissor compartment in place.
Step 5: Replacing the Scissor Element with the Loop Element After removing the scissor compartment, focus on the lower compartment where the scissor or loop element is housed. Remove the single screw holding the scissor (be careful with the screw size to avoid damage). Replace the scissor element with the loop element. Secure it tightly with the same screw.
Step 6: Reassembling and Adjusting Put the machine back on the lower compartment, ensuring the bottom rod matches its height. Reattach the front handlebar, starting with the two screws on the left. Proceed to the right side, ensuring the scissor closing element and hook are properly aligned.
Step 7: Final Checks and Testing Before powering on the machine, it is important to manually spin the gears to ensure smooth movement. Then, power on and test the machine.
Step 8: Adjusting Your Tufting Technique Switching to loop pile requires an additional step as it doesn’t cut the yarn automatically. Keep scissors handy to cut the yarn after each line that you tuft in loop pile.
Conclusion Converting your tufting machine from cut pile to loop pile opens up new possibilities for your projects. Although it takes a bit more time and effort, the unique textures and styles you can create are well worth it. Happy tufting!