This new, improved model of the Ashford Drum Carder 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 50gm (60cm x 20cm) batt.
The new carder retains the adjustable drum clearance and allows you to set the teeth distance for total control of your fibre. The all nylon bearings ensure it is light and easy to turn and the card cloth has wire teeth with a special protective coating and a flexible rubber backing for long life.
The Fine model features 72 points per inch, and is designed for use with finer wools and exotic fibres. The carder is made from lacquered Silver Beech hardwood, has rubber feet to prevent it slipping and weighs just 5kg. It is ready assembled and includes one awl/doffer, 2 clamps and carding instructions.