I have not used a Temple before, but realise that the draw in when weaving is bending the reed - and that cant be good. I've seen online that a Temple is recommended to prevent draw in, and there was a choice between wood and metal. With a wood shuttle and a wood loom it seemed nicer. I read online that the teeth could be pretty savage and that binder clips are a nice way to cap when not in use. So far it seems easy to use. There are two adjustment holes - and fine adjustments can be achieved by switching from one to the other adjustment hole. I've not used other Temples - so cant compare, but very very happy with this one.