Strauch Motorized Finest Single Wide Chain Drive
By popular demand, we have developed a motorized series of Finest drum carders. This includes both the singlewide and doublewide machines. In addition, both existing Strauch hand crank chain drive Finest models can be upgraded to the motorized version.
These machines are truly unique in the marketplace and built with the same high standards as the hand crank models. They are "high tech" drum carders having both infinitely variable speed AND reversibility features. The "infinitely variable speed" feature (not just two or three speed settings) is a God-send when working with fine fibers like alpaca, merino and cashmere.
Our carders use very high quality, durable, electronically controlled motors that are made in the USA! All these machines have been extensively beta tested by some "heavy duty" fiber artists and they all have raved about the design, workmanship, and durability.
The dimensions of these carders are the same as their manual counterparts.
The large drum on the single width carder is 7" in diameter x 8¼" wide. The small drum is 2" in diameter x 8" wide. The carder produces a batt approximately 8" wide x 22" long. The frame is 24" long, 11½" wide, 6" high.
There are switches on the circuit board to choose between 110v (domestic) and 230v (international). Naturally, carders shipped to US customers are pre-set to 110v.
Free shipping to the 48 contiguous states. The Motorzed Finest Single Wide Chain Drive carder will ship directly from Otto Strauch's worshop in VA. Once we recieve your order, we'll send you a separate shipping confirmation with tracking information.
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
Approximately 8" wide x 22" long
Included Special Tools
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
Opens locks and teases fiber prior to carding
Secures the carder to the work surface