Strauch Mad Batt’r Drum Carder
The Strauch Mad Batt’r Drum Carder produces those wonderful, outrageous “art batts” full of exciting fibers and textures. Thick batts weighing more than 3 ounces can easily be made.
The new Strauch Model 302 series “Mad Batt’r” art drum carder as part of the 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”!
The machine is built on the standard 200 series 4″ tall solid ash-wood frame and, like all the Strauch drum carders, uses the unique “Slicker-Licker” cloth on the small drum. As with all of the 200 series carders, the Mad Batt’r has a 4:1 turning ratio.
The brush attachment makes it easier to control the type of art batt you are making. The batts produced are 8″ wide and 27″ long.
Special tools included with each Strauch Mad Batt’r drum carder 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.
• Table clamps to secure the carder to the work surface.
For those who want to make really wide and thick “Art-batts”, the “Mad Batt’r double wide” model 302×2-BA is available. This model has drums twice as wide as the regular Mad Batt’r and also comes with the Brush Attachment. The large drum is 7″ in diameter x 15¼” wide. The carder produces a batt approximately 15″ wide x 22″ long. The frame is 24″ long, 18½” wide, 6″ high.
Also Available as a Motorized Model:
The same features, benefits, motor and electronics that are shown for the motorized Finest series applies to the Mad Batt’r. If you choose the manual model, it can later be upgraded to a motorized carder.
Strauch Mad Batt’r Pricing:
- Single Wide Hand Powered: $690.00
- Double Wide Hand Powered: $990.00
- Single Wide Motorized: $1765.00
- Double Wide Motorized: $2065.00