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"Megado",40/70/90/110/130 (16.5", 27.5", 35.5", 43.3", 51") Floor Looms

Item#/SKU: MEGADO

Megado: Louët's "flagship loom",

The Megado loom has an attractive appearance due to its advanced engineering and the use of natural ash wood. Besides the expressive character of this kind of wood, ash has always been valued for its outstanding qualities of strength and resilience where these are required - and strength is an important quality in a weaving loom.

5 Different Loom Widths

Choice of 16 or 32 Shafts

Manual Dobby or Electronic Dobby

Choose a Megado 40, 70, 90, 110 or 130cm

* Bench sold separately.

⬇️Look below "Order Options" for details⬇️

Ordering Options
 DescriptionQuantityPrice
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Loom Details: 16 Shaft, 27.5" Megado 70
$10,592.00
$10,062.00
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Loom Details: 32 Shaft, 27.5" Megado 70
$13,873.00
$13,179.00
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Loom Details: 16 Shaft, 43" Megado 110
$11,692.00
$11,107.00
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Loom Details: 32 Shaft, 43" Megado 110
$15,314.00
$14,548.00
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Loom Details: 16 Shaft, 51" Megado 130
$12,237.00
$11,625.00
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Loom Details: 32 Shaft, 51" Megado 130
$16,029.00
$15,227.00
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Loom Details: 27.5" 2nd Warp Beam
$797.00
$757.00
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Loom Details: 27.5" sectional Warp Beam Conversion Kit
$431.00
$409.00
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Loom Details: 16 Shaft Mechanical Dobby Head
$2,155.00
$2,047.00
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Loom Details: 32 Shaft Mechanical Dobby Head
$2,906.00
$2,760.00
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Loom Details: 16 Shaft Electronic Interface
$3,858.00
$3,665.00
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Loom Details: 32 Shaft Electronic Interface
$5,141.00
$4,883.00
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Loom Details: 16 Shaft Dobby Bars
$211.00
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Loom Details: 32 Shaft Dobby Bars
$301.00
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Loom Details: 43" 2nd Warp Beam
$856.00
$813.00
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Loom Details: 43" Sectional Warp Beam Conversion Kit
$512.00
$486.00
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Loom Details: 51" 2nd Warp Beam
$887.00
$842.00
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Loom Details: 51" Sectional Warp Beam Conversion Kit
$588.00
$558.00
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Loom Details: Fly Shuttle Mechanism
$740.00
$703.00
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Loom Details: Louet Flyshuttle w/5 Pirns
$316.00
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Loom Details: Megado Bench
$588.00
$558.00
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Loom Details: Tilting Kit
$80.00

The Megado, Louët's "flagship loom", is a Dobby loom available with 16 or 32 shafts (harnesses), available in 28" (70cm), 44" (110cm) and 52" (130cm) weaving widths. This loom has an attractive appearance due to its advanced engineering and the use of natural ash wood. Besides the expressive character of this kind of wood, ash has always been valued for its outstanding qualities of strength and resilience where these are required - and strength is an important quality in a weaving loom. The way that the shed is treadled, makes the Megado unique. Although only the selected harnesses are moved up, a counter march shed is created. This is accomplished because the back beam moves up when the shed is treadled (see diagram). Moving the lifted back beam forward a little also prevents an increasing tension on the warp threads. This unique device in combination with the counter march shed gives the Megado an undisputed advantage over other looms. No multi-harness loom on the market that treadles as light and creates as large a shed. Even a high warp tension has no influence on this light treadling. Carrying forward a great feature first used on the Delta and Spring looms, the Megado features their famous moving breast beam system to control the warp tension, every time the cloth beam is advanced. The treadle is adjustable in height for the most convenient position. The Megado can be ordered with a mechanical Dobby or an electronic Dobby. Both Dobby systems give the advantage that you no longer have to crawl underneath the loom.

The mechanical Dobby is used to program the pattern. Program bars have numbered holes which correspond with the harnesses. Placing pegs in these holes will determine which harnesses will be selected for lifting. These program bars can be regarded as treadles and the pegs as the tie-ups. The mechanical dobby comes standard with 60 program bars with sufficient pegs. Additional program bars are available in sets of 10. The Megado can be purchased with either the mechanical dobby head or an electronic dobby. The electronic interface will give you almost unlimited shaft combinations using a computer and software from Fiberworks PCW, Patternland, Weavemaker, Weave It, WeavePoint, Winweef or Pro Weave, which all work with the Louët electronic interface.

The middle section of the Megado with all the shafts (harnesses) is factory assembled. The other parts you have to set up yourself with the help of the enclosed comprehensive set of instructions. The Megado has a built-in raddle and a full-width top shelf for "stuff". A 10 dent stainless steel reed is provided and Texsolv heddles: 900 for the 70cm version and 1400 for either the 110cm or 130cm version. A wooden cloth protector is positioned in the front of the breast beam.

Dimensions:

All Looms: height, 52" (131cm)

All Looms: depth, 51" (127cm)

Megado 40 weaving width is 15.7"

Megado 70 weaving width is 27.5"

Megado 90 weaving width is 35.5"

Megado 110 weaving width is 43.3"

Megado 130 weaving width is 51"


This loom is a special order item, please allow several weeks for delivery.

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