The Petite drum carder is a manual carder with a polyurethane drive belt. This carder is great for fiber artists with budget and/or space considerations who want a Strauch quality machine. As with all Strauch drum carders, the Petite comes with our Brush Attachment. The three working tools (Batt picker, doffer brush, dabber brush), as well as a table clamp, are included with each 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.
An important feature: The tall frame allows the handle to easily clear the table surface. The frame is made from high durability MDF material.
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.
16″ long, 10″ wide, 7″ high
High Durability MDF material
Handle easily clears table surface
7″ in diameter x 6 3/4″ wide
128 tpi carding cloth with 3/8″ long pins
2″ in diameter x 6 1/2″ wide
Unique smooth-blade Slicker-Licker cloth
Batt Size Produced
Approximately 6 1/2″ wide x 22″ long
This popular and invaluable tool removes the batt without damage to the equipment or the user
Thoroughly and easily cleans any residual fibers from the carding drum
Small cleaner/dabber brush
For use on the licker-in drum
Secures the carder to the work surface