A workhorse, designed to accommodate fine to medium fiber lengths. Color blending can be done with success as well. The (1/2”) teeth and the 10” x 8” wide drum allow the standard drum carder to produce thicker and longer batts than conventional carders. 72 teeth per inch.
Louet drum carders are designed with ease and efficiency in mind, so that your carding time is productive, adjustment-free and enjoyable. The non-slipping gears are enclosed in a gearbox and require no additional lubrication or adjustment. The sides of the gearbox also serve to keep the fibers on the carder, away from the shafts and sides. The teeth on the licker drum and main drum intermesh, unique to drum carders on the market, ensuring that the fibers are combed more thoroughly. The flexibility of the teeth allows them to bend and flex, providing gentle pressure on the fibers. In order to ensure a long life, the teeth of all our carding cloth are made of nickel plated steel wire.
All drum carders are made of laminated birch and have a hard white coating.
An instruction manual written by well-known author and fiber artist Deb Menz is included with all drumcarders.