Previously I have used a drawloom with overhead drawcords (single unit). I just finished setting up the Glimåkra 63" with 10 pattern shafts. First the units were threaded all on one shaft then using my draft, counted out and redistributed the units over 10 shafts.
For one, the 63 inch width is cumbersome to maneuver the shaft bars, (space is an issue) I miscounted and had to restart, then I didn't quite catch some units which then had to be gathered up and put back onto the shaft. It turned out to be a lengthy and cumbersome process.
I plan to add an additional 40 plus shafts. How do others manage threading or rather rearranging all these pattern shafts? I am sorely missing my overhead single unit system!