Replacing Scissors on the AK Duo Tufting Machine

I’m going to take you through the process of replacing the scissors on Duo tufting machines. This maintenance task is essential for ensuring your machine continues to operate efficiently and produces high-quality tufts. Let’s get started!

Materials Needed

  • Screwdriver
  • Replacement parts bag
  • New scissor for the tufting machine

Step 1: Preparing the Machine First, place your tufting machine on its back to access the screws easily. You’ll be working with the top part of the machine, so having it in this position makes the process smoother.

Step 2: Unscrewing the Top Using the appropriate tool from your replacement parts bag, begin by unscrewing the four black screws on the top. Keep these screws close; you’ll need to reattach them later. On the right side, removing these screws will allow you to lift the entire block off in one piece.

Step 3: Removing the Top Handlebar Once the screws are removed, you can easily take off the top handlebar. Set it aside as you’ll be focusing on the lower part of the machine next.

Step 4: Detaching the Scissor Element Locate and unscrew the bottom part that holds the scissor element in place. After unscrewing, detach and push out the entire scissor element. You can put the main body of the machine aside for now.

Step 5: Replacing the Scissor With the scissor element in hand, use a standard screwdriver to remove the screw that secures the scissor. Take out the old scissor, replace it with the new one, and then screw it back into place securely.

Step 6: Reassembling the Machine Bring the machine back and lean it on its back to easily reattach the scissor element onto the two metal rods. Make sure to reconnect it to the metal bar and secure it with the screw you removed earlier, ensuring it’s tight and secure.

Step 7: Reattaching the Top Handlebar Align the top handlebar with the holes on the machine and place it back on top. It might wiggle a bit, but ensure it clicks into place. Begin screwing the four black screws back in.

Step 8: Final Checks If your machine has a scissor closing element and a hook for hanging the machine on the tufting frame, ensure these parts are also aligned and securely screwed in place. This step is crucial to prevent any accidents during tufting.

Conclusion And there you have it! You’ve successfully replaced the scissors on your Duo tufting machine. Regular maintenance like this ensures your machine remains in top condition, producing the best quality tufts for your projects. Thanks for following along, and stay tuned for more tufting tips and tricks!