Drum Carders from Ashford
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All Ashford Drum Carders come with doffer & clamps, packer brush and cleaning brush.
Standard Drum Carder: (pictured at left)
This new, improved model has two ratios for even more flexibility and control when carding and blending.
Use the 6:1 ratio to prepare your fleece. The controlled intake and carding will produce a smooth even batt ready for blending, spinning or felting.
Use the 4:1 ratio to blend sliver, colours and different fibre types consistently into an open and airy batt.
Fine 72 ppsi , 8″ carding width
The new carder retains the adjustable drum clearance – allows you to set the teeth distance for total control of your fibre. All nylon bearings ensure it is light and easy to turn. The card cloth has wire teeth with a special protective coating and a flexible rubber backing for long life. The carder is strong and robust with the body made from Silver Beech hardwood. The carder has rubber feet to prevent it slipping. Card 50 gm (2oz ) batt quickly and efficiently. It comes assembled and lacquered ready to use. Awl/doffer, 2 clamps and carding instructions are included. Batt size 55cm x 23cm (22ins x 9ins)- Weight only 5kg (11lb)
Wild Drum Carder: (pictured below)
The Wild Carder is specifically designed for blending and creating exciting fun, funky and wild batts for spinning and felting. Create unique blends with added extras – fibres, fabrics, ribbons, feathers, noils, cocoons, paper and more….
Adjustable packer brush
Extra long 72ppsi teeth
Adjustable drum clearance
6:1 carding ratio
10cm (4in) carding width
Makes a 40gm (1½) oz batt
Finished batt size 60 x 15cm (24 x 6in)
Portable – only 3.5kg (7½lbs)
Assembled and lacquered
Includes adjustable packer brush, cleaning brush, clamps and doffer (awl)
Extra WIDE Drum Carder: (pictured below)
This new drum carder features:
• 30cm (12ins) width • Produces a massive 100gm (3½oz) batt • It has a packer brush and cleaning brush as standard • 2 speeds – 4:1 and 6:1 • Includes doffer and clamps • Assembled and lacquered • Adjustable drum clearance • Available only with 72 PPSI cloth • Weighs 8.4kg (18½lbs)
Super Fine Drum Carder:
This NEW Superfine Drum Carder with 120 point cloth allows you to card your super fine fibres with confidence and ease.
Complete with a packer brush to smooth and control fine low crip fibres such as alpaca, angora and silk plus pack more fibres onto the large drum. Includes a cleaning brush, doffer and clamps.
Two carding ratios for more flexibility:4:1 for fast creative blending of slivers and colours6:1 for smooth, controlled carding of fleeces and fibres
Adjustable drum clearance allows you to set the gap to suit your fibre. Makes a 50 gram batt; finished batt size 24″ x 8″,
Weighs only 5 kg (11 lbs). Comes Assembled & lacquered.
Drum Carder Packer Brush Kit – for both fine & coarse Ashford Drum Carders
The Packer Brush improves carding significantly by:
Allowing you to card a thicker batt by packing the fibres down into the teeth of the cloth on the large drum.
It helps control and reduce flyaway’s in fine low crimp and non wool fibres such as mohair, angora, silk, bamboo and alpaca.
Improved carding, especially for short fibres, by straightening and transferring more of the fibres to the large drum.
With the packer brush you can now successfully card a vast selection of fibres that otherwise seemed impossible.
Simple to attach, there are no holes to drill and no other tools needed – everything is included in the kit.
Ashford “Wild” Drum Carder Ashford Extra-Wide Drum Carder