Louet Elite Drum Carder - 825.00 *FREE Ship
The Louet Elite drum carder was designed for spinners who want to be able to perform a range of techniques on their carder. There are many new features - The carding cloth for one. The teeth are made with finer wire and the spacing is closer than the Classic Drum carder. The licker-in drum has a short needle carding cloth that is spirally attached to it so it can efficiently feed a variety of fibers onto the large drum. The licker-in drum can be adjusted closer to or further from the swift drum depending on the fibers you are carding using the adjusting knobs. There are two in-feed speeds so you can blend different fibers with ease without fibers gulping on or getting damaged. There is also an in-feed tray that you use to stage the order that you feed the fibers and colors on. The carder is designed to do a range of tasks - it can perform basic carding tasks, blending colors and it can also easily blend a variety of fibers into batts. If you want a versatile drum carder - this is the one.
All Louet drum carders are equipped with a doffer brush, doffer pin and two table clamps to clamp it onto a sturdy table. An instruction manual written by well known author and fiber artist Deb Menz is included with all Louet drum carders.Specifications:
- Drum is 7 inches wide and 10 inches diameter
- Slower surface speed ratios: 23:1 and 34:1
- Lighter gauge wire for the carding teeth
- Teeth are spaced at 72 teeth/sq inch
- Universal licker-in cloth
- Large and foldable in feed tray
- Card approximately 1/2 ounce (15 grams) per batt
- Weight 16.5 pounds (7.5 kg)
- Adjustable drums
- Table Clamps, Doffer Brush and Doffer Pin included
For drum carders it is common to mention the gear ratio that drives the licker-in when you rotate the large drum. For the Elite drum carder the ratio is 6:1 or 9:1, for the other drumcarders it is 3.8:1. However, what really counts for carding is the ratio of the surface speed of both drums. You get this by multiplying the gear ratio with the ratio of the diameters of the large drum and the licker-in.
This surface speed ratio is 9:1 for the Classic and Electric drumcarder and 12:1 for the Standard and Junior drumcarder.
The Elite drumcarder has two surface speed ratios; 23:1 and 34:1.