Webstuhl kaufen - Neu oder Gebraucht? Eine Entscheidungshilfe für passionierte Weber

Buying a loom - new or used? A decision-making aid for passionate weavers

The fascinating art of weaving has experienced a renaissance in recent years. More and more people are discovering the joy and creative expression of weaving, whether as a hobby or as a craft. Whether you are an experienced weaver or a newcomer to this world, the decision to purchase a loom is one of great importance. An important aspect of this decision is whether to purchase a new or used loom. In this blog post, we will explore the pros and cons of both options and help you make the right choice.

If you are looking for a reliable and high quality loom, we recommend taking a look at our site – the Berlin Loom Manufactory – to throw.

Part 1: The appeal of a new loom

  1. Guarantee and customer service : Buying a new loom gives you the security of a guarantee and professional customer service. In the event of problems or defects, you are covered and can get help from an expert. With used looms, however, you must carry out a careful inspection when purchasing. Significant defects are often only discovered when the loom is put into operation. Beginners often overlook such defects and are annoyed later.

  2. Customization Options : With a new loom, you can often choose from different configurations and accessories to customize the loom to your specific needs.

  3. Long lifespan : New looms are usually durable and will give you many years of weaving without the need for major repairs. Often a (high quality) loom can be passed down to the next generation.

  4. Regular development : If you buy a new loom from a reputable manufacturer, you can be sure that this loom supports all functions and has been regularly developed and improved over the decades. Maximum comfort with excellent results. Nowadays there are looms for every situation. Whether you live in a city apartment or a country house. Renowned manufacturers include, for example: Glimåkra from Sweden or Ashford from New Zealand.

  5. Low effort: Finding a suitable used loom or weaving frame can be very time-consuming. People who have ever wanted to buy a used car can understand the effort involved. If you buy a new loom instead, you can either contact a manufacturer or dealer in your neighborhood or even conveniently place an order online.

Part 2: The advantages of a used loom

  1. Cost Savings : The most obvious advantage of a used loom is the price. Used models are often significantly cheaper than new ones, which can be particularly attractive for beginners on a limited budget.

  2. Proven Performance : When you purchase a used loom from a reliable source, you can be confident in the machine's proven performance and functionality.

  3. Environmental friendliness : By purchasing a used loom, you are actively contributing to reducing waste and resource consumption, as you are using an existing product instead of having a new one manufactured.

  4. Character and history : Many weavers appreciate the charm and history that comes with a used loom. Often these machines have a unique personality and have been lovingly cared for by experienced weavers.

Part 3: Making the right choice

  1. Budget and needs : Before you decide to buy a new or used loom, consider how much you are willing to spend and what your requirements are for the loom. Having a clear budget limit and a list of desired features will help you make your decision.

  2. Condition and origin of the used loom : If you are interested in a used loom, make sure you buy it from a trustworthy source. Check the condition of the machine and ask about its previous use and care.

  3. Compare Brands and Models : Take time to compare different loom brands and models. Pay attention to reviews and experiences from other weavers to get a better understanding of the quality and performance of different options.


The decision to purchase a loom depends on several factors, including your budget, needs and personal preferences. A new loom offers modern features and durability, while a used loom brings cost savings and character. Careful research and advice will help you make the right choice and fully enjoy the joy of weaving.

The Berlin Loom Manufactory offers a variety of high quality looms that you can consider to start your weaving adventure.

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