Drum Carder, Louet - Elite


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The Elite drumcarder has been developed with the new blending techniques in mind. The large drum has an extra fine cloth (72 teeth per square inch) and the small drum, or licker-in, has a special cloth that avoids the build-up of costly fibers. The large feed tray makes it easier to blend the fibers. This carder includes a doffer brush, doffer pin and two table clamps to clamp it onto a sturdy table as well as an instruction manual written by well known author and fiber artist Deb Menz.

Louet Drumcarders are made of laminated birch and have a hard white coating. The drums of this carder are 19cm (7-1/2") wide. In order to ensure a long life, the teeth on all Louet carders are made of high grade plated steel wire. Please note that the Elite does not have an enclosed gearbox, unlike all the other Louet carders.

For drumcarders it is common to mention the gear ratio that drives the licker-in when you rotate the large drum. For the Elite drumcarder the ratio is 6:1 or 9:1. However, what really counts for carding is the ratio of the surface speed of both drums. You get this by multiplying the gear ratio with the ratio of the diameters of the large drum and the licker-in. The Elite drumcarder has two surface speed ratios; 23:1 and 34:1. WEIGHT 17 Lbs (7.75kg).

DROP SHIPPING: Price above includes a $40.00 Drop Shipping Charge, which means it gets sent directly from the Louet warehouse to you. This charge will not apply to orders picked up at our shop.


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  • Model: GTDC-Lou-Elite
  • 10 Units in Stock

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 06 March, 2011.

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