The Petite Drum Carder - Belt Drive
Handmade in Virginia, USA by the Strauch family for over 20 years. They are a zero waste company using solid ash wood (with the exception of this budget friendly carder). The wood scraps heat the workshop & the sawdust is used for animal bedding. How nice is that?
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The Petite drum carder is a manual carder with a polyurethane drive belt. This carder is great for fiber artists with budget and/or space considerations who want a Strauch quality machine. As with all Strauch drum carders, the Petite comes with our Brush Attachment. The three working tools (Batt picker, doffer brush, dabber brush), as well as a table clamp, are included with each carder.
The Petite is an excellent choice for a mid-sized carder with full sized features. The Petite is slightly smaller, with 6 3/4" wide drums instead of the 8 1/4" wide drums on the singlewide chain drives. The carder produces a batt approximately 6 1/2" wide x 22" long. The Petite also has a 4:1 drum ratio.
The frame is made from high durability MDF material. The Petite is 16" long, 11" high (to the top of the brush attachment), and 10" wide (includes the 1-1/2" that the pulley extends beyond the face of the frame).
An important feature: The tall frame allows the handle to easily clear the table surface.
This unit is equipped with the #05 (128 psi) fine carding cloth on the large drum and our unique Slicker-Licker cloth on the small drum. Designed to handle ALL fibers including merino, llama, alpaca, cashmere, dog hair and other exotics.
Since this is a light-duty carder, it is not available motorized.
But if you’d like something a bit bigger and motorized, please take a look at The Finest Motorized Drum Carder and The Mad Batt’r Motorized Drum Carder.
Comes with these tools:
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 2 1/4" thick
16" long, 8 1/2" wide, 7" high
High Durability MDF material
Handle easily clears table surface
7" in diameter x 6 3/4" wide
128 tpi carding cloth with 3/8" long pins
2" in diameter x 6 1/2" wide
Unique smooth-blade Slicker-Licker cloth
Approximately 6 1/2" wide x 22" long