Strauch Drum Carder - Double Width FINEST

Strauch Drum Carder - Double Width FINEST

from 1,149.99

128 teeth FINE CARD, ideal for all types of fibers.  Oak Finish Wood Frame.

  • For those who need a larger production size machine,  the Finest doublewide.
  • Part of the flagship Finest model series, this top-of-the-line model has drums twice as wide as the regular Finest.
  • Other than size, the doublewide has the identical features and benefits as the singlewide version

Having a chain as the drive mechanism provides a constant positive non-slipping action while carding and is far superior to belt drives.

The Finest has a 5:1 drum ratio. You obtain more carding action per revolution, hence quickly producing a beautiful, well blended batt. One to two passes are usually sufficient for a nice spinnable batt.

An important feature: The tall frame allows the handle to swing free of the table surface.

Designed to handle ALL fibers, including merino, mohair, llama, alpaca, cashmere, cotton blend, dog hair ......... on and on. Universal machine!

Motorized: 

High quality, durable, electronically controlled motors that are made in the USA! All these machines have been extensively beta tested by some "heavy duty" fiber artists and they all have raved about the design, workmanship, and durability.

The dimensions of the motorized carders are the same as their manual counterparts.

There are switches on the circuit board to choose between 110v (domestic) and 230v (international).   Naturally, carders shipped to US customers are pre-set to 110v.  If you require international contact Elizabeth when ordering.

Manual drum carders can be motorized later but require shipping back to Strauch for upgrade.

Flat Rate Shipping for Continental U.S. Only.  Hawaii, Alaska, Select Priority Mail when ordering.

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Frame   24" long, 18 1/2" wide, 6" high    Solid Ash, Watco Danish Oil finish   Handle easily clears table surface

Large Drum   7" in diameter x 15 1/4" wide   128 tpi carding cloth with 3/8" long pins

Small Drum   2" in diameter x 16" wide    Unique smooth-blade Slicker-Licker cloth

Batt Produced   Approximately 15" wide x 22" long

SPECIAL TOOLS INCLUDED:

Knuckle-Saving-Batt-Pick   This popular and invaluable tool removes the batt without damage to the equipment or the user

Doffer BrushThoroughly and easily cleans any residual fibers from the carding drum

Small cleaner/dabber brush   For use on the licker-in drum

Teasing Tool   Opens locks and teases fiber prior to carding

Table clampsSecures the carder to the work surface