​UPDATED 11/2016

A Place for Knitting Machine Enthusiasts

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About Taitexma Knitting Machines

You should contact  ALLBRANDS  for the BEST PRICE. KNIT and SEW WORLD also carry these machines but at a much higher cost, both prices are below as of 11/2016. There is ONLY a 90 day US warranty on these machines and a 30 DAY non US warranty on parts and labor.  All prices are as of November, 2016 at ALLBRANDS.

TH860 PunchCard Knitting Machine with Lace Carriage
KNIT & SEW WORLD: LONG MAIN BED $1,125 ~ RIBBER  $795

ALLBRANDS: MAIN BED $899 ~ Ribber $649
Gauge: 4.5mm(5.6G) with a  200 needle bed and a 20 stitch repeat
Capability: Skip, Tuck, Weaving, Fairisle, Lace, Fine Lace, Plating and multicolour work.

~~~~~They also make an extended 272 needle bed version, the TH860L and ribber TR850L, please contact ALLBRANDS for pricing.

OPTIONS:
Intarsia Carriage $129 
Blank Card Set
Punch Tool
7-Prong Transfer Tool





TR-868 and TR850 RIBBING ATTACHMENT 

ALLBRANDS RIBBER $649: For use with the Taitexma TH-860 and TH-868 Punch card Knitting Machines. Also fits Brother KH860 and KH868.


TH160/TR160 HOME KNITTING MACHINE
KNIT & SEW WORLD: MAIN BED & RIBBER $1,570

ALLBRANDS: MAIN BED & RIBBER $1099 ~ RIBBER only $599 / MAIN BED ONLY $599
This is a 6mm knitter with 160 needles.  It is a "manual" knitting machine, which means hand tooling only and comes with a ribber the TR160 Ribbing Attachment. Similar to Silver Reed SK160 manual knitting machine and SR860 ribber but a slightly smaller guage.







TH260 and 260L/TR260 and 260L KNITTING MACHINE
KNIT & SEW WORLD: MAIN BED $1495 ~ RIBBER $795

ALLBRANDS: $1,169 ~ Ribber $649
"L" Stand for Long Bed, contact ALLBRANDS for pricing
Gauge: 9mm
Number of needle: 114 and 150 on the extended bed
Capability: Skip, Tuck, Weaving, Fairisle, Fine Lace, Plating, Plated Tuck
24 Needle Repeating Pattern

OPTIONS:
TH2600 INTARSIA $129.99
TH900 four-color changer
Ribber model: TR260L ribbing attachment
  

 TAITEXMA®ENT CORP. was found in 1998, Rooted in TAIWAN and they also are invested in export-oriented factories in MAINLAND CHINA.  These knitting machines are made in Taiwan and China.  As to the quality of these machines, only time will tell, but from what I understand they are BROTHER clones and all if not most  BROTHER Accessories   will work with this machine.  As of 2014 they have only a few models, shown below and are punch card machines and that is still the case in 2016.  They do have designs on entering the market with electric/computerized machines, but when I do not know.  Please refer to ALLBRANDS for the most current and up to date information since these have only been in the market for a few years.







My "PERSONAL" opinion is that I am not fond of anything coming out of China because they have a terrible reputation when it comes to quality of any product, it is usually cheaply made.  I rarely if EVER buy anything from China except for fabric, they have beautiful silks and I also would buy yarn due to the lower cost but take care even with yarn as descriptions can be miss leading, such as cashmere yarn only being 10% cashmere, and you have to factor in international shipping.   TAITEXMA claims to be less expensive than Silver Reed as a selling point, but that is comparing oranges to apples and the same as comparing Brother to Silver Reed; they are both fruit but very different fruit and Silver Reed are only a few hundred dollars more.  If you compare the two machines, you will see a difference in workmanship, and I am a die hard fan of Silver Reed even though not a fan of their pricing, but anything coming out of Japan is very well made, and I do mean ANY product.  Also, Brother is a trusted and well known brand that has proved it's quality, so I would keep that in mind.  Over time this could also be the story for TAITEXMA.