Louët has launched its lovely new generation Spring II. This loom surely will bring out a spring in your step. The Spring is a beautiful floor loom with a parallel counter-march and floating breast beam to provide consistent warp tension. The new Spring features 18 new improvements when compared to the original Spring loom. This true beauty of a floor loom with a parallel counter-march and floating breast beam, provides constant warp tension. This new generation Spring II features 18 improvements from the original.
All customers placing orders for a new Spring loom will receive this lovely new generation version. Order now for pre-Christmas delivery!
We will consider Part-exchange on any trade-in floor looms when purchasing a new loom (this is subject to condition review and valuation).
The new generation includes the following improvements:
Robust Frame - the rear uprights, the new front uprights and the foot rail are now 27mm instead of 21mm thick.
Solid Wood Warp Beam - the warp beam and cloth beam are now made of wood and are a larger diameter. The re-design in this section now allows for easier assembly.
Extension to 12 shafts - the rollers for 12 shafts are pre-mounted on the 8-shaft Spring II. This makes adding a 4-harness extension easier when extending to 12 shafts.
Raising the loom for tie-up - the option to raise the loom's height for improved comfort when trying up the treadles - available as an accessory. Legs can also be optionally mounted onto the Spring.
New Shaft Connecting Mechanism - The shaft bars can be easily clicked in and out of hooks that remain fastened to the cords, allowing you to easily add or remove heddles. This design also prevents you from inadvertently re-attaching the shaft bars to the cords in the incorrect place.
Larger Ratchet Wheel - Includes a heavier ratchet wheel and pall, ideal for high warp tension, while weaving carpets.
Brake Disc - the brake disc of the warp beam acts as a crank with a handle that turns the disc.
Better accessibility - the shaft sides are easier to reach due to modified main upright shaping.
Lighter Treddling Action - at the top, the nylon wheels have been replaced with ball bearings for lighter work.
Back beam folding mechanism - Securing the back beam section is easier. When folded there are no loose parts that will displace and potentially get lost.
Extra heddle space - there is more room for extra heddles on the shafts.
Floating breast beam cord guide - Spring cords are guided by two screw eyes and can therefore no longer run off the wheel.
Improved beater movement - the beater movement has a larger radius and so has an improved arc dye to longer uprights and a lowered hinge point.
Beater rail attachment - Attaching the top beater rail is more user friendly due to screw knobs.
Tie-up spacing - it is easier to hook on and attach the tie-up cords due to having more space between the upper lime and the lower shaft bars as well as smaller screw heads on the treadles.
New clamps - clamps that serve two purposes in setting up the warp are included.
Raddle cover - Inserting warp yarns into the saddle is more convenient and the yarns will not come out while beaming the warp onto the warp beam, due to the addition of two wooden strips that can slide over (and cover) the raddle.
Breast beam placement - countersunk holes make it easier to place the breast beam onto the floating arms.
Instructions - full warping instructions are now included.