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The Mad Batt'r 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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This is the carder I use & LOVE SO VERY MUCH!

Customers requested a Strauch-quality drum carder that would produce those wonderful, outrageous "art batts" full of exciting fibers and textures and so the Strauch Model 302 series "Mad Batt'r" art drum carder was born!

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.

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

Table clamps
Secures the carder to a work surface up to 1 1/2" thick

Frame (after Jan 1, 2016)
24" long, 11 1/2" wide, 6" high
Solid Ash, Watco Danish Oil finish
Handle easily clears table surface

Frame (before Jan 1, 2016)
24" long, 11 1/2" wide, 4" high
Solid Ash, Watco Danish Oil finish
Must be at the edge of the table surface

Large Drum
7" in diameter x 8 1/4" wide
72 tpi carding cloth with 1/2" long pins

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

Batt Produced
Approximately 8" wide x 22" long