Strauch’s flagship drum carder 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.
24″ long, 11 1/2″ wide, 6″ high
Solid Ash, Watco Danish Oil finish
Handle easily clears table surface
7″ in diameter x 8 1/4″ wide
128 tpi carding cloth with 3/8″ long pins
2″ in diameter x 8″ wide
Unique smooth-blade Slicker-Licker cloth
Batt Size Produced
Approximately 8″ 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