I have to make a decision soon - hope someone can assist. I would like to use an older Ideal as a drawloom (single pattern, drall pulleys) - the loom is 80cm wide and 61 inches high, it has 6 treadles (I rarely weave damask with 8 shafts - athough if I want 5 I have to add a countermarch bridge. It appeals a) the price is right, b) it is small - 31 inch weave width.
I have heard from one person that it works, but the shed can by fiddly, she isn't sure if it the loom or not.
Please jump in with opinions.