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Tufter

Tuft pads and mattresses with metal pins.

What does a Tufter do?

Tufts pads and mattresses with metal pins, using press: Sets pins upright in holders in press bed. Lays pad in place over tops of pins and sets cover form over pad in alignment with pins. Starts motor and pushes lever to press cover form over pad and force pins through pad. Clamps cover form to press bed with hand clamps and raises press head from form. Slips metal washers over projecting ends of pins and spreads and flattens ends of pins over washers, using handtools. Releases clamps and lifts pad from form and press when tufting is complete.