LECLERC NILUS II 45 inch loom - Finished and Unassembled. Available in JACK TYPE, Countermarche, Counterbalance OR JACK TYPE W/ BACK HINGE TREADLES. Countermarche, or Counterbalance Nilus II looms are sturdy, rugged looms that are often used by college weaving programs, weaving studios and teachers. They are reliable and dependable weaving workhorses.
The Nilus II (4 shafts) is available in three versions and folds to a depth of 27 inches (70 cm). The Nilus II loom has been designed with a stabilizer foot for better stability. The shed is always good with any combination of tie-ups. On the jack-type version, the top can be easily removed, allowing easy access to the shafts for the addition or removal of heddles. Heddles used are 12 inches long. It is a loom with independent shafts, guided into slides at each end, preventing friction of shaft frames which are pushed upwards by an underneath mechanism. The counter-balanced version is built with an integrated shed regulator, so it is possible to weave any kind of material.All Nilus II looms have non-sliding polyvinyl foot pads at the base, keeping it solid on the floor.It is equipped with a friction brake giving a perfect tension every time. The front cloth beam , front and back breast beams are removable for easy threading, and the warp beam is also removable for outside beaming when required.All looms are equipped with a regular plain beam to which a set of rake-like pieces can be added to convert it into a sectional warp beam.
Special kits have been designed to convert the loom from one system to the other. (counter-balance to jack-type or countermarch and jack-type to counter-balance or countermarch). You can convert the regular 4 shaft jack-type into an 8 shaft jack-type loom with the 4 extra shafts kit but if you plan to do so it is be better to buy our 4 shaft now - 4 more later model. This four now- four later model already has the wide castle and castle top so you can buy our kit of 4 shafts and 4 treadles when desired.
Comes with Stainless Steel reed,10 inch wire heddles, 1 boat shuttle, 1 dz. Plastic bobbins, 1 reed & heddle hook,
2 metal lease sticks, 2 beam sticks w/ cords, 2 metal warp rods, Assembly Instructions and Video, plus the book Warp and Weave.