The David Drum Carder (triple drum)

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The David: A quality inexpensive premier triple drum carder that comes fully assembled and is made out of solid, unfinished hardwood. The overall size is 15 inches long (not including the 10 inch pull out wool tray), 17 inches wide and 10 inches high. The main drum or swift is 8.5 inches wide and 8 inches in diameter and the other two drums are 8.5 inches wide and 2.5 inches in diameter. The pulleys & axles have been redesigned for even greater ease of turning & smooth operation. The swift axle & bottom licker axle now run on sealed ball bearings.  The top licker-in had to remain in an eccentric bushing for adjustability. It has a batt size of 8 x 22 inches, and is ideal for most types of fibers. The advantage of the triple drum carder is it takes only half as much turning to produce the same quality batt. Available Standard @ 72/90 TPI or Fine @ 90/120 TPI.

The David is adjustment free and made from solid hardwood - not particle board - and comes with an attached clamp so that it can be secured to your work table for ease of use. Please email us for more information on ordering or becoming a distributor of our quality drum carder!

First time using a drum carder?

We have Instructions for Using a Drum Carder available in pdf file format for you to download, keep on file and print out.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to open the file. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download a copy free at Adobe's web site.

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Drum Carding Cloth

Card clothing is available in standard width of 8”. Wider widths available upon request. For your drum carding requirements it can be purchased by the linear foot and is available in 5 densities from 54 TPI to 190 TPI. Also, being the manufacturer, we can fabricate carding cloth for many of your special fiber process requirements.

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