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Ashford Drum Carder Parts
Ashford
Pair of Clamps for Drum Carder, RH Loom
Carder Drive Belt - Poly
Blending Board Brush - lacquered
Lacquered Brush for cleaning Carder Drum
Awl for doffing drum carder - short
Carders & Hand Cards
Strauch
Hand cards available in 10" Cotton (10 1/2" x 4 - 255 Teeth/sq inch. 5 Inch cotton cards (5 1/2 x 4) Hand Card replacement pads available for all card sets. Mini cards for felters Hand card ornament 8" Wool Cards (8x4" - 112 teeth/sq inch) 6" Wool Cards (5 3/4 x 4 1/2)
Upgrade your Finest single or double wide carder to be motorized. Series 200 carders cannot be upgraded as there is not enough room within the frame
Brush attachment for Single, Double Wide and Petite Carders
We now offer the Strauch Model 302 series "Mad Batt'r" art drum carder as part of our regular product line. 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 2 ounces can easily be made. The Brush Attachment makes it easier to control the type of art batt you are making. Naturally, 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 However, as of Jan. 1, 2016, the Mad Batt'r will be 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. It is also available as a motorized model. If you choose the manual model, it can later be upgraded to a motorized 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 frame is 16" long, 10" wide and 7" high. 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.
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 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 Finest has a 5:1 drum ratio. You obtain more carding action per revolution, hence quickly producing a beautiful, well blended batt. One to two passes are usually sufficient for a nice spinnable batt. An important feature: The tall frame allows the handle to swing free of the table surface. Designed to handle ALL fibers, including merino, llama, alpaca, cashmere, cotton blend, dog hair ......... on and on. A truly universal machine! It is also available as a motorized model. If you choose the manual model, it can later be upgraded to a motorized carder.