Louët extra large carding machine
This Extra-Large carding machine is inexhaustible!
The diameter of the drum is 10 1/2 "and the width is 11,5". The carder attaches to a table and is designed to accommodate fine or medium fibers. The teeth of the carder are 3/8 "deep and it is possible to produce a web of about one ounce. It can also allow you to mix your colors efficiently.
- Drum width: 30 cm
- drum diameter: 26,5 cm
- ratio of 12: 1
- 72 teeth / square inch, flexible 11 mm teeth
- weight of a tablecloth: about 30 grams per mattress
- Carding machine weight: 9 kg
- No pre-taring required
- Clamps, brush and doffer included
- Instruction manual written by author and fiber artist Deb Menz is included.
Louët drum carding machines are made of laminated birch and covered with a very resistant white laminate coating. To maximize their life, the teeth of all Louët carding machines are made of high quality steel wire. The housing is closed to prevent fibers from entering the gear system.
For drum carders, the gear ratio is often mentioned, however, what really matters for carding is the ratio between the surface speed of the two drums: it is on this that the carding depends. This ratio is obtained by multiplying the gear ratio and the diameters of the large drum and the small drum.