Louet Classic 8 inch Drum Carder - 625.00 *FREE Ship
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The Classic Drum carder used to be called the Standard Drum carder and has been with us for over 20 years. The diameter of the drum is 10 inches and the width is 7 inches. Compared to the new Standard Drum carder the cloth has less and higher teeth (46 teeth/sq inch, 5/8 in long) and the teeth were designed to intertwine. This makes the Classic Drumcarder more suitable for medium to long fibers. It is the perfect carder if your needs include carding lots of thick batts fast. It is great to card batts for layers for felt making and color blending can be done with success as well. The carder clamps to a table and comes already permanently adjusted for you.Specifications:
An instruction manual written by well known author and fiber artist Deb Menz is included with all drum carders.
The Louet Drum carders are made of laminated birch and have a hard white coating. In order to ensure a long life, the teeth on all Louet carders are made of high grade plated steel wire. All gearboxes (except on the Elite) are enclosed to prevent fibers entering the gear system.
For drum carders it is common to mention the gear ratio that drives the licker-in when you rotate the large drum. However, what really counts for carding is the ratio of the surface speed of both drums, because the difference of surface speed does the carding. You get this surface speed ratio by multiplying the gear ratio with the ratio of the diameters of the large drum and the licker-in.