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FAQs – Tru-knit Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to Tru-Knit Circular Knitting Machine’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page! Here, we have compiled a list of some of the most common questions we receive about our machines and related products. Whether you are a beginner in the knitting industry or a seasoned pro, we hope this page will provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your purchase and use of our products. Our goal is to help you have a seamless and enjoyable experience with our circular knitting machines. So, please take a moment to browse through our FAQs, and feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions or concerns.
I will begin taking orders for the machines as soon as I have a final price (I am hoping to have a final price and to start taking orders on November 15.)
The company that is making the parts will have the capability to meet the demand, it will be up to us (my husband and myself) to assemble, test and ship the machines.
I really wish I could give a hard and fast date as to when the machines will start shipping. But there are still too many unknowns to project a date with confidence.
$2950 for the total package
The Tru-Knit Circular Knitting Machine will come with:
- Tru-Knit Circular Knitting Machine
- One Ribber
- One Ribber Dial
- One Cylinder
- Your choice of 1:2 ratio or reduced ratio crank handle
- 100 cylinder needles
- 100 ribber needles
- Stack of 3 weights
- Spring extender
- 4 heel forks* and weights
- Slotted Silver Bullet Yarn Carrier
- Slotted Yarn Mast Topper with Heel Spring
- Digital Counter*
- Allen Wrench needed for the Machine
- Red Pick
- Setup Bonnet
- Latch Tool
- Machine Lock
- One cone of project yarn
- One cone of waste yarn
A ribbed knitted sample with a ribbed heel will be knitted on the machine and included with the shipment. The sample will be a sock with a toe, knit at my preferred sock tension. If the knitter so chooses, he or she may keep all adjustments the same and use the sock sample provided to judge the length of the sock they would need in order to make a sock that fits. That’s provided one doesn’t get it out of the box and begin turning screws and making adjustments before knowing what the adjustments actually do. All screws are hex heads, so you can’t just go turning knobs and changing things accidentally.
$2950 for the total package.
Pay with a check, and the price is $2850.
Shipping is not included.
If delivered or picked up, applicable sales tax will apply. (Sales tax if you pick up in CG MO would be about $145)
Shipping is always less expensive than sales tax. (the machine and goods will ship in two boxes. It should be around $35, unless you live on the other side of the Rocky Mountains!
Additional cylinders $250
Additional Ribber Dials $130
Cylinders Available 84, 72, 64, 60, 54 & 48 Ribber Dials Available 42, 72, 64, 60, 54, 48 All cylinders will have a ribber stop pin installed on them.
*These items can be personalized at no charge, or they can come with the Tru-Knit logo.
There are no hidden charges, such as, “well, if you want a cylinder spring for your machine, it will be an additional cost.” I didn’t list a cylinder spring above, but it does come with a cylinder spring. You’ll need a table and a light to get this bad boy knitting. Tables are conveniently available on CSMSupplies.com
I plan on having 48, 54, 60, 64, 72 and 84 slot cylinders. All edges are rounded and chamfered. Appropriately sized yarn will glide smoothly through the machine.
The 48, 54, 60, 64, and 72 cylinders will have equal slot ribber dials. The 84 cylinder will have a 42 slot dial…..If you knew what it is like to work with an 84 ribber dial, you would only sell 42 slot ribber dials too. Remember, I am a knitter too.
The Tru-Knit will use Legare needles and the needles will come with the machine!
In effort to not be accused of copying another machine, cylinders and dials will not be interchangable with other brands of machines.
Additional cylinders $250
Additional Ribber Dials $130
It is made of stainless and aluminum. There is nothing on the machine that is magnetic besides the needles.
It weighs 7.5 pounds without the ribber in place. This is about half of what an antique machine weighs.
The Tru-Knit is black anodized with a satin, no-glare finish. There is no steel on the machine to powder coat or paint or rust. At this time you will not be able to select a custom color because the anodized colors are very basic and not very pretty. Honestly, making a precise modern machine that works better than any knitting machine on the market was and is more of a priority to me than pretty colors. Now, you can customize your machine with a really cool acrylic or wooden handle made by Celeste….this was and is a priority for me in designing a machine.
You need to know that I am a knitter and I have worked with my friends to choose features from all the different machines that we like the best. We’ve also added features that no other machine has.
- A lock to stop unwanted cranks to your machine when you are away.
- Customizable and collapsable yarn guide (or topper).
- Three stage slotted yarn carrier that is adjustable in and out and up and down.
- Tru-Gauge™ system. A gauge will come with your machine that will allow you to measure and replicate tension from sock to sock and machine to machine.
- The machine has a double table clamp system, which will eliminate any need to screw the machine to a table.
- All screws are hex heads. Not straight or phillips, this is better because you don’t strip the screw heads. No screwdrivers or wrenches needed! Allen wrenches in the sizes you need will be supplied with the machine.
The machines are being made in a state of the art facility with computerized equipment that machines, mills and turns parts with precision. The shop floor is WHITE and the equipment is spotless. The company is located just north of St. Louis, Missouri. The men making the parts are not only highly trained machinists, they are learning to use the knitting machine as well. They are a high production facility, my husband Jeff and I will assemble, test and ship the machines. All parts will be identical, so one vcam will fit all machines, there will be no fitting or grinding of parts in order to make them fit.