Strauch Finest Drum Carder


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Short: Non-slip chain drive, fine cardingstrauch finest drum carder cloth, rugged strong frame, upgradeable to motorized version, complete with brush attachment and tools.

Long: Strauch's flagship model is the Finest Drum Carder model 405-BA. This top-of-the-line model is unique and comes complete with the Brush Attachment and all available accessories. A sturdy chain as the drive mechanism provides a constant positive non-slipping action while carding and is far superior to belt drives. This Strauch drum carder is equipped with the 128 teeth per square inch fine carding cloth on the large drum and the unique "Slicker-Licker" cloth on the small drum. The Strauch Finest Drum Carder is designed to handle ALL fibers and fleeces including Merino, Llama, Alpaca, Cashmere blends, dog hair and other exotics.

An important feature: The tall frame of this drum carder allows the handle to swing freely of the table surface when carding, so there is no need to place this carder on the very edge of a table.

strauch finest drum carder detailstrauch finest double wideThe 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 fiber batt. Two to three passes are usually sufficient for a nice spinning batt from your very own fleece.

The wood frame of the Strauch Finest Drum Carder is solid ash with a warm honey-oak tung oil finish. The Finest Standard produces a fiber batt approximately 8" wide x 22" long, the double wide batt is about 15" wide by 22" long.




Tools included with each Strauch Finest Drum Carder:

  strauch batt picker   strauch doffer   strauch teasing toolstrauch clamps


  • 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.
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Strauch Finest Drum Carder $895.00

Strauch Finest Drum Carder Double Wide $1200.00



The Strauch Finest drum carder is also available as a motorized model. If you choose the manual model, it can later be upgraded to a motorized carder.


Learn how to take as much fiber as possible off the large drum:









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