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The Finest Drum Carder - Single Wide Chain Drive

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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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Products are shipped from the USA.

Strauch's flagship drum carder model is the Finest model 405-BA. This top-of-the-line model is unique and comes complete with the Brush Attachment and all accessories as pictured in the last photo.

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

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.

It is also available as a motorized model. If you choose the manual model, it can later be upgraded to a motorized carder.

It comes with all these handy tools:

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

Doffer Brush
Thoroughly 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 clamps
Secures the carder to a work surface up to 1 1/2" thick

Specs:

Batt Produced
Approximately 8" wide x 22" long

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

Small Drum
2" in diameter x 8" wide
Unique smooth-blade Slicker-Licker cloth

Frame
24" long, 11 1/2" wide, 6" high
Solid Ash, Watco Danish Oil finish
Handle easily clears table surface