Toika Stainless Steel Reeds
Fine quality stainless steel reeds manufactured in Finland by Toika who first started making metal reeds 120 years ago. Available in a wide range of densities and sizes, in both metric and imperial dent measurements. We stock stainless steel reeds as standard as rust can be a problem on reeds made of carbon steel.
Toika also produce full metal profile stainless reeds which we would always recommend for production weavers or if using a flying shuttle, please get in touch if you would like to discuss placing an order order.
Special sizes are also possible by special order.
Toika reeds will fit many types of floor and table looms as long as there is space in the beater. Most modern looms have an adjustable cap for the beater which will accommodate different heights of reed. Please contact us if you would like to check if our reeds will fit your loom. The reeds are all a standard height of 125mm (5 inches) and are always 25mm (0.98inch) longer than the weaving width supplied. We stock a 97cm (38 inch) weaving width reed that fits the Ashford Jack Floor Loom. Although a reed that matches the weaving width of your loom is the obvious size to purchase it is also possible to use a shorter reed than the weaving width of your loom. Consider a less expensive purchase if you only need a finer reed for narrower projects using very fine yarns.
We understand that most weavers have a preferred measuring system they like to work in. Toika make reeds in both imperial and metric measurements so you won't need to calculate how to thread a metric equivalent in dents per inch or vice versa. Densities are measured as dents per inch or dents per 10 centimetres. For example a 12 DPI reed will space 12 threads per inch if one end is threaded through each dent. In a 40 metric reed sometimes expressed as 40/10 the dent spacing measures 40 dents per 10 centimetres if one end is threaded through each dent.
Reed prices include delivery using the Parcel Force 48 service which guarantees 2 day delivery on weekdays. Saturday or 24 hour delivery can be arranged at extra cost, please telephone to place your order if you would like to use this service. (At present delivery services are very busy and as a result delivery guarantees may be suspended.)