Okay, we're going to be up-front with this one: We're not entirely sure why this Ashford Drum Carder hasn't been sold! While we were doing a stock take we found it with the box opened, yet all the packaging, carder and accessories still in the same position in the box as they arrive to us. We suspect that it was incorrectly opened up to show a customer a standard carder, before realising that it's a fine version and put back on the shelf.
We have of course taken it all out to make sure everything is there and to check the condition. There is a slight marking to some of the bolts, though apart from that this is essentially a brand new carder. It comes with all standard guarantees and consumer rights, just as if you were buying new.
This new, improved model 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 batt. Adjustable drum clearance - allows you to set the teeth distance for total control of your fibre. All nylon bearings ensure it is light and easy to turn.
The card cloth has wire teeth with a special protective coating and a flexible rubber backing for long life. The carder is strong and robust with the body made from Silver Beech hardwood. The carder has rubber feet to prevent it slipping.
Card 50gm (2oz) batt quickly and efficiently. It comes assembled and lacquered ready to use.
Superfine - 120 point for medium, fine wools and exotic fibres. Covers a good range of fibres.
Dimensions: 460mm long x 310mm wide x 240mm high
Carding Size: 20cm (8") w x 60cm(24") l
Carding Capacity: Up to 50g (2oz)
Ratios: 6:1, 4:1
Included Accessories: Packer brush, drum carder cleaning brush, awl (doffer), clamps