Reeds for the Louet David

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When using the metric reed that came with the David loom, do I use 10 epi or 12 epi?  Also, is it possible to cut down a 36? reed or is better to buy a new one?

The reed that came with your loom is a 10.  You can count how many dents there are in one inch. Yes, you can cut down a reed.  The plastic end pries off and then you can use a bread knife or hack saw to cut it down.  Afterwards, replace the plastic end piece.

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