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Strauch "Finest" Carder - Single Wide


Strauch "Finest" Carder - Single Wide SH-091000

Our flagship model is the "Finest" model 405-BA.
This top-of-the-line model is unique and comes
complete with the Brush Attachment and all
available accessories.

Having a chain as the drive mechanism
provides a constant positive non-slipping
action while carding and is far superior
to belt drives.

The wood frame is solid ash with a warm
honey-oak/tung oil finish. The large drum
is 7" in diameter x 8¼" wide. The small
drum is 2" in diameter x 8" wide. The
carder produces a batt approximately
8" wide x 22" long. The frame is 24" long,
11½" wide, 6" high.

An important feature: The tall frame allows
the handle to swing freely of the table surface.

This unit is equipped with the #05 -128 tpi (teeth per square inch)
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 blend, dog hair and other exotics.

The 6" high frame permits a larger sprocket on the small drum giving
this carder a 5:1 drum ratio. With minimal turning, you obtain more
carding action per revolution. This ratio produces a beautiful, well
blended batt. Two to three passes are usually sufficient for a nice spinning batt.

The "Finest" is also available as a motorized model. If you choose the manual
model, it can later be upgraded to a motorized carder. Go to Upgrading existing manual
drive Finest series drum carders to a motorized version
for detailed information

Special tools included with each "Finest" are:

  • The popular Knuckle-Saving-Batt-Pick, an invaluable tool for removing the batt without damage to the equipment or the user.
  • A Doffer/Cleaner Brush to thoroughly and easily clean any residual fibers from the carding drum.
  • A small cleaner/dabber brush for use on the licker in drum.
  • Our Teasing Tool to open locks and tease fiber prior to carding.
  • Table clamps to secure the carder to the work surface.
$895 In stock
Strauch "Finest" Carder - Single Wide

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