The KRAFTGUN FORCE: A Few Considerations
If you’ve been on Facebook or Instagram in the last year, you’ve probably seen the KRAFTGUN massage gun videos. Out of nowhere, they inundated your feeds with a relentless torrent of intriguing advertisements.
There’s no mistaking, the KRAFTGUN FORCE is a perfectly fine, if not exceptional massager. So much so that it’s used largely more than any other massage gun in our office. We would love to whole-heartedly recommend it, but unfortunately there are some stipulations you should know before buying. We’ll explain.
First, KRAFTGUN has been chronically plagued with shipping delays from their manufacturer causing major headaches for both the company and the consumer.
Second, the customer service from KRAFTGUN has been a mixed bag. They’ve often overpromised and underdelivered when it comes to communicating those deliver dates, delays, and addressing complaints. That in turn has burned many ‘o bridges with their buyers. It’s a shame, really.
KRAFTGUN Massage Gun Hype
KRAFTGUN has really done a phenomenal job carving a name for themselves in a very crowded percussion massage gun market. Listen, if your mind is set on getting the KRAFTGUN, get the KRAFTGUN. You’ll love it…once you receive it. As of February 2021, we’ve been notified that their shipping times are now down to 1 week. We cannot verify that, but we’re hopeful–for the sake of the people.
Our biggest hesitation for not fully recommending the Kraftgun really boils down to that one thing, the actual delivery time. Figure that out and all of the other issues will be resolved.
If you take a look at their Facebook page, you’ll see a lot of people mention they still haven’t received their shipment after months of waiting. This is just a small sample of comments:
Sadly, that’s the tip of the iceberg and has led many to believe they’re running a scam. You should know, we absolutely do not think that is the case. In fact, we reached out to KRAFTGUN and this was their response:
“To be honest? We deserve it. We had so many delays lately that it made lots of people question our legitimacy.”
It takes a lot of humility to admit you’ve let your customer base down and haven’t delivered as promised. We respect that. KRAFTGUN has assured us their team is working tirelessly to make things right.
New KRAFTGUN FORCE
No doubt, the shipping upsets of the KRAFTGUN will get worked out. Word is, they’re close to being up to speed, but should you still buy it? We really can’t give you a confident answer either way.
We too had to wait several months to receive the KRAFTGUN FORCE. The truth is, we think it’s phenomenal! From the design and ergonomics to the insane amount of power it produces, the massage gun itself is a knockout. As we said before, it’s a favorite around here, no question about it.
However, if you’re in a hurry to receive it, that’s still a roll of the dice. We would hate to encourage you to buy it now and be left hanging in Limboland. That’s simply a risk you run.
We’ll leave it up to you if you’re too anxious to wait, but don’t tell us we didn’t warn you.
Jonesing For The KRAFTGUN?
Listen, if at this point you’re still wanting the benefits of the KRAFTGUN but without the risks involved, there is an alternative.
Meet the Ekrin B37S. It may not be the exact same massage gun as the KRAFTGUN, but it is our #1 top recommendation for being the best overall. Let us give you 4 quick reasons to buy the Ekrin B37S:
- The B37S is a very strong and capable massage gun.
- The Ekrin comes with 6 different massage head attachments.
- Includes advanced features like a force meter to let you know if you’re pressing too hard.
- Ekrin Athletics offers a lifetime warranty on all their products.
For a full run-down of what we like about it, read our hand’s on review.
Side-by-side, their body styles are very different. In our testing, we found both to be equally comfortable to hold and operate.
If you’re wanting to compare their specs, they match up equally as well. KRAFTGUN vs. Ekrin B37S
Here’s a quick summary:
|5 speeds (1400-3200 RPM)||3 speeds (1800-2400 RPM)|
|6+ hours battery on lowest setting||4-5 hours battery on lowest setting|
|Carrying case included||Carrying case included|
|Lifetime Warranty||2 Year Warranty|
What Should You Buy?
To be 100% clear, you’re going to be happy with either of these massage guns. We don’t think that you’d be compromising in the slightest with whatever choice you make. If you’re looking for a premium device with a discount, get the Ekrin (use promo code “MGF25″ for 25% off at checkout).
If you’re dead set on buying the KRAFTGUN, get it with the understanding that people do like it, but some are waiting a (long) time to receive it.
Fusion FX Pros
- Heating feature that actually works
- Solid build quality
- 5 speed variable motor with 3 programs built in
- Detachable battery you can swap out
- Lifetime warranty
- Attractive case and 5 attachments included
Fusion FX Cons
- Motor sufficiently strong for most but some may prefer more power
- Amplitude is 10mm