Drum Carders

Louet drum carders are designed with ease and efficiency in mind, so that your carding time is productive, adjustment-free and enjoyable. The non-slipping gears are enclosed in a gearbox and require no additional lubrication or adjustment. The sides of the gearbox also serve to keep the fibers on the carder, away from the shafts and sides. The teeth on the licker drum and main drum intermesh, unique to drum carders on the market, ensuring that the fibers are combed more thoroughly. The flexibility of the teeth allows them to bend and flex, providing gentle pressure on the fibers. In order to ensure a long life, the teeth of all our carding cloth are made of nickel plated steel wire.

All drum carders are made of laminated birch and have a hard white coating.

An instruction manual written by well-known author and fiber artist Deb Menz is included with all drumcarders.

Carding and combing are pre-spinning treatments to align the fibers which enables you to spin fibers more easily. For the technique of felting or making woolen blankets, carding is essential. Combing straightens the fibers more than carding. This difference determines the character of the spun thread: worsted or woolen-spun.

Louet Standard Drum Carder 8"

Standard 8″

A workhorse, designed to accommodate fine to medium fiber lengths. Color blending can be done with success as well. The (1/2”) teeth and the 10” x 8” wide drum allow the standard drum carder to produce thicker and longer batts than conventional carders. 72 teeth per inch.

Louet Junior Drum Carder

Junior 4″

Features the same carding cloth and solid construction as the Standard drum carder, but is only 4″ wide. Perfect for small projects, producing a 4″ wide batt that can be spun from when you remove the batt from the carder. The batt that is created is the size of a commercial roving. A great introduction to the world of drum carding.

Louet Standard XL Drum Carder

XL 12″

Features the same fine cloth and quality construction as the Standard drum carder (72 teeth per inch), but is 12″ wide. Designed to accommodate fine to medium fiber lengths. The teeth on the carder are 3/8″ deep. Color blending can be done with success as well.

Louet Standard Drum Carder 8"

Classic 8″

The perfect carder for carding lots of thick batts fast. Great for layers for felt making and color blending as well. Compared to the new Standard Drum carder, the cloth has more sparse and taller teeth (46 teeth oer square inch, 5/8″ long) and the teeth were designed to intertwine. This makes the Classic Drumcarder more suitable for medium to long fibers.

Louet electric drum carder

Electric

The powerful 3/4 HP internal motor along with the convenient foot pedal leaves both hands free to feed the fibers into the carder. Having a consistent in-feed speed creates more even batts with less effort. The drum carder stands on buffers and doesn’t have to be clamped to a table. The motor has a thermal safety and the drums are covered with a transparent plastic protection cover for extra safety while carding.