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All Schacht Standard floor looms may be ordered with eight or Four Now-Four Later*** shaft options.


The number of shafts you choose will depend on the kind of weaving you intend to do. Though most weave structures can be woven on four shafts, additional shafts increase your pattern options extensively. If you have a keen interest in pattern drafting and weave structures, eight shafts will allow you to fully develop this interest.

This loom has an under-slung jack mechanism to raise the shafts. The jacks pivot from two points equidistant from the center and lift the shafts by pushing up on the center point. It employs a parallel lamm system which gives the loom a light treadling action. Because of this parallel lamm, it isn’t necessary to adjust the tie-up cords.


The Schacht Standard uses a tie-up system that is quick and easy to use. Pre-measured nylon tie-up cords hang from the lamms and are attached to a treadle by sliding the appropriate cords into the treadle slot. This makes changing tie-ups very fast.


Other special features of the Standard floor looms include:

  • friction reducing aluminum shaft channels,
  • a back beam which folds with or without a warp on the loom,
  • removable back and breast beams, and
  • an adjustable open-sided beater.


The braking system employs a ratchet and dog on the cloth beam and a friction brake on the warp beam. This combination give you precise tension control at all times.


Schacht Standard Floor Loom (36"/90cm)

Allow up to 10 weeks for delivery of your new loom
  • This loom can grow with your weaving skills. This model is an 8-shaft loom shipped with 4 shafts installed and then a space to add an additional 4 shafts whenever you wish with the handy 4 Later kit. These looms ship with all the treadles, heddles, and tie-ups normally included with an 8-shaft loom.

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