Louet Standard Drum Carder - 739.95 *FREE Ship
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The Louet Standard Drum carder is a workhorse. The diameter of the drum is 10 inches and the width is 7 inches. The carder clamps to a table and comes already permanently adjusted for you. The carder is designed to accommodate fine to medium fiber lengths. The teeth on the carder are 3/8 in. deep and a batt of about an ounce can be produced. Color blending can be done with success as well.
An instruction manual written by well known author and fiber artist Deb Menz is included with all louet 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.