Mad Batt'r Motorized 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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Customers requested a Strauch-quality motorized drum carder that would produce those wonderful, outrageous "art batts" full of exciting fibers and textures. The manual Mad Batt'r wool drum carder has become so popular that offering a motorized version was the next logical progression.
Having both hands free makes it easier to control the type of art batt you are making. Since you can set the drum rotation speed to a particular value, your batts are consistent. Thick batts weighing more than 3 ounces can easily be made.
It uses the same motor and electronics as the Finest series.
This carder has deeper pins (1/2" long) and coarser carding cloth (72 teeth per sq. in.) on the large drum to accommodate all the fun add-ins that make these art batts say "Spin me!"
Thick batts weighing more than 4 oz can be made easily on this carder.
Built on a 6" tall solid ash-wood frame (just like the Finest series). It easily allows for future upgrading to the motorized version. An added benefit is that the handle swings free of the table.
The Brush Attachment makes it easier to control the type of art batt you are making.
It also has the unique Slicker-Licker cloth on the small drum. As with all of our 200 Series carders, the Mad Batt'r has a 4:1 turning ratio. The three working tools (Batt picker, doffer brush, dabber brush), as well as a set of table clamps, are included with each carder as pictured.
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
Secures the carder to a work surface up to 1 1/2" thick
24" long, 11 1/2" wide, 6" high
Solid Ash, Watco Danish Oil finish
7" in diameter x 8 1/4" wide
72 tpi carding cloth with 1/2" long pins
2" in diameter x 8" wide
Unique smooth-blade Slicker-Licker cloth
Approximately 8" wide x 22" long