Nancy's Knit Knacks manufactures the World's
leading commercial quality ball winder. Although NKK was not the first
company to design a ball winder, it was the first to design a heavy duty
unit made from wood that could be used both manually and electrically.
Shipments of the manual crank model started in the Fall of 2006. The
motorized unit started shipping 2 years later in 2008. Customers who had
purchased the manual unit could then upgrade their system by simply
adding the "Power Base" to their setup. An industry first.
the summer of 2015, approximately 7,000 ball winders have been shipped.
Although the first ball winder looks very similar to the most recently
shipped unit, there have been many subtle refinements made to the unit
over the years. It is because of these refinements that the unit
continues to attract professional and commercial customers year after
This website provides detailed information about the
We hope that every question that you might have will be answered within
the pages of this site. But if they aren't, we encourage you to drop us a
or give us a call
and we will get back to you very quickly.
ball winders are made by hand. We utilize a number of commercial wood
and metal processors as well as private craftsmen to manufacture the
components used in these units. We then complete any final assembly
operations, test and package the final products at NKK in North
We make 12-16 units every week. In fact, we have done
this since the Fall of 2006 (for almost 7 years running). The only kind
of products that have that rate of steady production are popular staple
food items like ketchup! It is extremely rare that we have any left at
the end of the week that have not shipped.
If you purchase one
of our ball winders, it will be the last ball winder that you ever need
to buy. Just be sure to follow our maintenance instructions and you will
not be disappointed. We promise.