Louët 12" XL Drum Carder (Extra Fine Cloth 46 tpi)

Louët drum carders come fully assembled and complete with table clamps, doffer pin and doffer brush. The crank mechanism is entirely enclosed to prevent fibers from wrapping around the axle. The carding cloth has extra long, paired teeth that make big thick batts for spinning or felting.

he XL Standard Drumcarder is a Clydesdale! The diameter of the drum is 10 1/2" and the width is 11.5". The carder clamps to a table and comes already permanently adjusted for you. With 46 tpi the carder is more suitable for medium to long fibers. The teeth on the carder are 5/8" deep and designed to intertwine and a batt of over an ounce can be produced. Color blending can be done with success as well.


- Drum is 11.5" (30 cm) wide and 10" (26.5 cm) in diameter

- Surface speed ratio is 12:1

- Teeth are spaced at 46 teeth/sq inch

- Teeth are 3/8" deep (11 mm) - Card approximately 1 ounce (30 grams) per batt - - Carding teeth flexible - No pre-teasing needed

- Table clamps, doffer brush and doffer pin included

- An instruction manual written by well known author and fiber artist Deb Menz is included with all drum carders.

The Louët Drum carders are made of laminated birch and have a hard white coating. In order to ensure a long life, the teeth on all Louët carders are made of high grade plated steel wire. All gearboxes are enclosed to prevent fibers entering the gear system. For drum carders it is common to mention the gear ratio that drives the licker-in when you rotate the large drum. However, what really counts for carding is the ratio of the surface speed of both drums, because the difference of surface speed does the carding. You get this surface speed ratio by multiplying the gear ratio with the ratio of the diameters of the large drum and the licker-in.

Please note that this special order item cannot be returned except in case of manufacturer defect.

Item Number: 6573000X
Price: $942.00

This item is Oversized. You order will be charged the actual cost of shipping.



Expected shipping: 2-4 weeks