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This mid-range Strauch chain drive drum carder is made from solid ash and has a tung oil finish. The large drum is 7" in diameter x 8 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, 12" wide, 4" high. The 200 series uses a smaller sprocket yielding a turning ratio of 4:1. Because of this the frame height is 4" and therefore this carder has to be at the edge of the work surface, allowing the crank to clear the table. As with all Strauch drum carders, any of the 200 series machines comes with our Brush Attachment. The 200 series drum carders are the only series that comes with a choice of carding cloth for the large drum: fine, medium, and coarse. Model DC-205-BA with the 05 fine-128 tpi.cloth. Designed to handle ALL fibers.including Merino, Llama, Alpaca, Cashmere blend, dog hair and other exotics. For those with specialized carding needs, there are two coarser styles of card cloth available for the carding drum (the large drum). All cloth uses 3/8" long plated steel wire in a tough rubberized cloth backing: Model DC-203-BA with the 03 medium-98 tpi.cloth. Can be used successfully for coarse to middle range fiber such as Cheviot and Romney as well as adult mohair. Useful for long fibers such as Border Leicester to get a deep batt. NOT recommended for finer fibers. Model DC-202-BA with the 02 coarse-72 tpi.cloth. For very coarse fibers specifically for felting. The famous "Slicker-Licker" card cloth unique to ALL Strauch carders, is used on the small drum of every one of our machines. Special tools included with each carder are: The popular Knuckle-Saving-Batt-Pick, an invaluable tool for removing the batt without damage to the equipment or the user. A Doffer/Cleaner Brush to thoroughly and easily clean any residual fibers from the carding drum. A small cleaner/dabber brush for use on the licker drum. Because of the four inch frame height, a motorized version is NOT available. A customer's 205 can be modified to accommodate the motor assembly "Free Shipping" - Ships from Mfg.
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