Louet Drum Carder Elite - extra fine cloth
The Elite is designed for the spinner who wanted to be able to perform a range of techniques on their carder. So many features: The carding cloth teeth are made with finer wire and the spacing is closer than the Louet Classic Drumcarder.
The flicker-in drum has a short needle carding cloth that is spirally attached to it so it can efficiently feed a variety of fibers onto the large drum. The licker-in drum can be easily adjusted closer to or further from the swift drum, depending on the fibers you are carding, using the adjusting knobs.
There are two in feed speeds so you can blend different fibers without fibers gulping on or getting damaged.
There is also an in feed tray that you use to stage the order that you feed the fibers and colors on perfect for longer color change preparation.
The Elite is designed to do a range of tasks - from basic carding tasks and blending colors to easily blending a variety of fibers into batts.
If you are looking for a versatile drumcarder - this is the one.
- Drum is 7" (19 cm) wide and 10" (25 cm) in diameter
- Slower surface speed ratios: 23:1 and 34:1
- Lighter gauge wire for the carding teeth
- Teeth are spaced at 72 teeth/sq inch
- Universal licker-in cloth
- Large and foldable in feed tray
- Card approximately .55 ounce (15 grams) per batt
- Weight 16.5 pounds (7.5 kg)
- Adjustable drums
- 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 drumcarders.
Laminated birch with a hard white coating. In order to ensure a long life, the teeth on all Louet carders are made of high grade plated steel wire.
For drumcarders 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.
Expected shipping 2-4 weeks. This item may ship separately from other items in order. More Info.