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Leclerc Nilus II - Jack Style Weaving Loom

Nilus II - with back hinged treadles 

The Leclerc Nilus II has been designed to overcome most 8 shaft jack looms' problems in achieving a good shed. 

The new design features the treadles anchored at the rear of the loom, with a new unique, rocker mechanism that ensures even tension on all treadle cords with the treadles in both the rest or depressed position.

This new design provides the weaver with the ease of leg treadling multi-shaft designs, comparable to that of a 4 shaft.

In addition, a wide, clean shed is obtained on all shafts. The new treadle design retains the folding feature designed into the original Nilus II using a new procedure.

All Nilus II looms have non-sliding polyvinyl foot pads under the uprights to keep it solid on the floor. It is equipped with a friction brake giving perfect tension every time. The front cloth beam and back beam 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.

The Leclerc Nilus II is available in weaving widths of 90cm (36"), 115cm (45") and 150cm (60").

Nilus II Specifications & Dimensions

  • Weaving width: 36" (90 cm), 45" (115 cm), 60" (150 cm)
  • Number of heddles: 1000, 1200, 1500
  • Loom Width: 47" (119 cm), 56" (142 cm), 71" (180 cm)
  • Depth when open: 48" (122 cm)
  • Depth when folded: 27½" (70 cm)
  • Height C-Balance: 58½" (149 cm)
  • Height Jack-type: 49" (125 cm)
  • Front height: 34½" (87 cm)
  • Net weight:  158 pds (72 kg), 176 pds (80 kg), 210 pds (95 kg)

Nilus II Inclusions

  • 12 DPI Steel Reed
  • 2 Lease Sticks 
  • 10 Treadles    
  • 4 Warp Rods
  • 12½" Wire Heddles     
  • 2 Aprons
  • 11¾" Boat Shuttle with 12 bobbins
  • Book - Warp & Weave
  • Reed & Heddle Hook     
  • Assembly instructions and DVD    

Optional Accessories

Open End Bench
Sectional Warp Beam (1" or 2" Sections)
        Flying Shuttle
If you are interested in a Leclerc loom or a model not listed on our site, do not hesitate to contact us to find a loom to suit your needs.