My personal experience of having the 70cm 8 shaft is that it is heavy. I live in a small house. I have trouble finding a place to keep it. I like weaving on it with the stand, but I need to get some weights to keep the loom steady. It’s heavy to take to an event, but doable. If there were 16 shafts on this wide loom I don’t think I could lift it but I haven’t seen this 16 shaft loom folded. As it is with my 8 shaft mounted on the stand, I cant go through some of my doorways in my home without taking it off the stand, or finding a tricky way through the house, lol, which I have (going through the hall and through the bathroom, etc). If I wanted a 16 shaft table loom I’d probably go with the 50cm for size and weight. I’m 71 years old, take strength training sessions and think of myself as strong. If I never moved the setup, or lived in a more modern home with 36” wide doorways I’d consider it. Thats been my experience with the 70cm 8 shaft. To summarize, I have to break it down off the stand to relocate it in my house unless I have help. If going somewhere it breaks down and is easy enough to move but a little heavy. It’s a little tricky getting it back on the stand but doable by myself. In hindsight I think I’d have been happier with the 50cm, for portability.