Spring 2 floor loom
December 30, 2020
The Spring II has many new features.
The new Spring II makes the weaving action even more ergonomic and comfortable to use:
The rear uprights, the new front uprights and the foot rail are 27 mm instead of 21 mm thick. • Overall sturdier frame with new front posts and thicker main uprights and foot rail.
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.
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 reattaching the shaft bars to the cords in the incorrect place.
The shaft bars are also easier to reach due to smaller middle posts and modified main upright shaping.
Back beam folding mechanism
Securing the back beam section is easier. And when folded, there are no loose parts to remove or potentially lose.
Floating breast beam cord guide to aid warp tension
Spring cords (warp tension device) are guided by two screw eyelets and can therefore no longer run off the rollers..
- There is a more attractive look on the hinged connection of the floating breast beam arms to the front posts, due to a less visible connecting bolt.
• Clamps that aid in warping the loom, as well as warping instructions, are now included.
Inserting warp yarns into the raddle 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.
Solid wood warp beam
The warp beam and cloth beam are now made of wood and are a larger diameter. The redesign in this section now allows for easier assembly. • The warp beam now has room for 4 sectional warp rails (compared to 3), which are also easier to attach if you want to add a sectional warping system to your loom
Raising the loom for tie-up!
The option to raise the loom’s height for improved comfort tying-up the treadles, will be available as an accessory- as legs you can optionally mount onto the Spring.
Larger ratchet wheel
Heavier ratchet wheel and pawl, ideal for high warp tension, while weaving carpets.
The brake disc of the warp beam acts as a crank, with a handle that turns in the disc. You can advance more fabric in one movement of the handle, due to a new magnet
Lighter Treadling Action. • The shafts move more easily, as rollers with ball bearings have replaced the nylon rollers.
Extra heddle space
There is more room for extra heddles on the shafts.
The beater movement has a larger radius and so has an improved arc due to longer uprights and a lowered hinge point. •
It is easier to take the beater on and off the loom, as the hinge hooks of the beater are mounted on the loom.
Attaching the top beater rail is easier, due to screw knobs.
It is easier to hook on and attach the tie-up cords, due to more space between the upper lams and the lower shaft bars as well as smaller screw heads on the treadles.
Breast beam placement
Countersunk holes make it easier to place the breast beam onto the floating arms.
The new Spring II has improved construction, allowing easier assembly:
- Loom is now packaged in a more compact way, cleverly designed to expand and assemble.
All boxes ship with courier, so no freight pallet is needed.
All shafts and cords continue to be pre- assembled, and tie up cords cut to length.