Strauch Finest Drum Carder
The 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, includingMerino, 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.