If you card fibers occasionally or card for small projects, this is the drum carder for you. It has the same carding cloth and solid construction as the Louet Standard Drum Carder, but is only 4" wide. It is perfect to use to card fibers for small projects like for socks, hats and scarves. You can produce a 4" wide batt that can be spun from when you remove the batt from the carder. The batt that is created is the size of a commercial roving. You can also thoroughly blend colors on this model. It is a great introduction to the world of drum carding.
- Drum is 4" (10 cm) wide and 10 1/2" (26.5 cm) in diameter - Surface speed ratio is 12:1 - Teeth are spaced at 72 teeth/sq inch or 46 tpi - Teeth are 3/8" deep (11 mm) - Card approximately 1/2 ounce (15 grams) per batt - Weight 13 pounds (6 kg) - Carding teeth flexible - No pre-teasing needed -Table Clamps, Doffer Brush and Doffer Pin included
An instruction manual written by well known author and fiber artist Deb Menz is included with all drum carders.
The Louet Drum Carders are made of laminated birch and have a hard white coating. In order to ensure a long life, the teeth on all Louet carders are made of high grade plated steel wire. All gearboxes (except on the Elite) are enclosed to prevent fibers entering the gear system.
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