Strauch's Finest Drum Carder - 895.00 or Double Wide 1,200.00
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Strauch Finest model 405 Drum Carder - *Free Shipping. Strauch Finest Drum Carders have extra fine (128 psi) cloth on large drum, slicker licker on small drum. Works on all fibers. Ash Wood Frame with a warm honey-oak finish. Strauch calls it their Blending Champion because of its 5 to 1 ratio. Having a chain as the drive mechanism provides a constant positive non-slipping action while carding and is far superior to belt drives. Comes with knuckle saving batt picker, brush attachment, clamps, cleaning brush and teasing tool.
It has a 7 inch diameter x 7-3/4 in. wide working drum and a 2 in. diameter x 8 in. wide licker drum producing a batt approximately 7 in. wide x 22 in. long. The overall length of the machine is 24 inches and 11-1/2 inches wide with a 6 inch high frame. An important feature: Since the swing of the handle clears the table surface, the carder can be placed anywhere on the work surface.
This unit is equipped with the #05 (128 psi) card cloth and Slicker-Licker (SL). The 6 inch high frame permits a larger sprocket on the small drum. This makes a 5:1 ratio between the drums, which allows more carding action per revolution. This 5:1 ratio allows for minimal turning of the large drum to produce an excellent, well blended batt; 2-3 passes are sufficient.
Special tools included with each Strauch Finest Carder are:
The popular Knuckle-Saving-Batt-Pick, an invaluable tool for removing the batt without damage to the equipment or the user.
Doffer/Cleaner Brush to thoroughly and easily clean any residual fibers from the carding drum.
A small cleaner/dabber brush for use on the licker drum.
The new Teasing Tool to open locks and tease fiber prior to carding.