200 Series Mid-Range Drum Carder: Single Wide Chain Drive
Handmade in Virginia, USA by the Strauch family for over 20 years. They are a zero waste company using solid ash wood. The wood scraps heat the workshop & the sawdust is used for animal bedding. How nice is that?
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Our 200 Series mid-range Strauch chain drive drum carder is made from solid ash with a Watco Danish oil finish and as with all Strauch drum carders comes standard with the Brush Attachment. The three working tools (Batt picker, doffer brush, dabber brush) are included with each carder.
Having a chain as the drive mechanism provides a constant positive non-slipping action while carding and is far superior to belt drives.
The 200 Series mid-range drum carders are the ONLY series that comes with a choice of carding cloth for the large drum: fine, medium, and coarse.
Model DC-205 with the 05 fine-128 tpi.cloth.
Designed to handle ALL fibers including merino, llama, alpaca, cashmere, dog hair and other exotics.
For those with specialized carding needs, there are two coarser styles of card cloth available for the carding drum (the large drum). All cloth uses 3/8" long plated steel wire in a tough rubberized cloth backing. The price for either of these two carders is the same as the DC205:
Model DC-203 with the 03 medium-98 tpi.cloth.
Can be used successfully for coarse to middle range fiber such as Cheviot and Romney as well as adult mohair. Useful for long fibers such as Border Leicester to get a deep batt. NOT recommended for finer fibers.
Model DC-202 with the 02 coarse-72 tpi.cloth.
For very coarse fibers specifically for felting.
The 200 Series uses a smaller sprocket yielding a turning ratio of 4:1. Because of this the frame height is 4" and therefore this carder has to be at the edge of the work surface, allowing the crank to clear the table.
Also, due the frame height, a motorized version is NOT available. If you are planning in the future on having a motorized carder, consider the Finest. It can be upgraded at a later time.
Table clamps and Teasing Tool are available separately. These tools are included:
This popular and invaluable tool removes the batt without damage to the equipment or the user
Thoroughly and easily cleans any residual fibers from the carding drum
Small cleaner/dabber brush
For use on the licker-in drum
24" long, 11 1/2" wide, 4" high
Solid Ash, Watco Danish Oil finish
Must be at the edge of the table surface
7" in diameter x 8 1/4" wide
128 tpi carding cloth with 3/8" long pins
2" in diameter x 8" wide
Unique smooth-blade Slicker-Licker cloth
Approximately 8" wide x 22" long
*PLEASE NOTE FIBER EQUIPMENT IS NEVER INCLUDED IN ANY WEBSITE SALES*