Strauch Mad Batt'r
My personal carder of choice for all my batt-making.
The Strauch Model 302 series "Mad Batt'r" art drum carder has deeper pins (1/2" long) and coarser carding cloth (72 teeth per sq. in.) on the large drum to accommodate all the fun add-ins that make these art batts say "Spin me!"
Thick batts weighing more than 2 ounces can easily be made. The Brush Attachment makes it easier to control the type of art batt you are making.
Naturally, it also has the unique Slicker-Licker cloth on the small drum. As with all of our 200 Series carders, the Mad Batt'r has a 4:1 turning ratio. The three working tools (Batt picker, doffer brush, dabber brush), as well as a set of table clamps, are included with each carder
However, as of Jan. 1, 2016, the Mad Batt'r will be built on a 6" tall solid ash-wood frame (just like the Finest series). It easily allows for future upgrading to the motorized version. An added benefit is that the handle swings free of the table.
It is also available as a motorized model. If you choose the manual model, it can later be upgraded to a motorized carder.
Free shipping to the 48 contiguous states. The Mad Batt'r 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.
Frame (after Jan 1, 2016)
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
72 tpi carding cloth with 1/2" 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
Secures the carder to the work surface