|Strauch Carders here, Ashford, and Louet Carders page here and Tools as a separate page. Motorized kits information at bottom of page. Scroll down and across for information on new carders - particularly the Anniversary Edition Walnut Carders and the new Mad Batt'r.|
|Strauch Petite Fine Tooth Drum Carder - Our best selling model. Midsize - 6.5" width only slightly smaller than a full size carder (7.75") Free UPS ground shipping to lower 48 states. BONUS silk and other fibers(1 1/2 lb total). Comes with 3 accessory tools: Batt picker, Doffer/Cleaner Brush, and Cleaning Brush for small drum.|
|Order Strauch Petite Carder- Assembled with Brush $540.00|
|Strauch 205 Fine Tooth Drum Carder - Full size chain driven carder, produces a batt approximately 22" long. The unique "Slicker-Licker" is used on the lickerin drum. With smooth, straight teeth it provides more gentle carding with virtually no fiber build up on the small drum. Includes brush attachment. Designed to be used at the edge of the work surface. Free UPS ground shipping to lower 48 states. BONUS clamps AND 1 lb of fibers, including silk. Comes with 3 tools. 128 teeth/sq inch is standard, email or note in cart for 98 T/SI or coarse 72 T/SI. 4:1 ratio. See below for Motorized and Motor Kits.|
|Order Strauch Model 205 Carder with Brush $695.00|
|Strauch Model 405 "Finest" Fine Tooth Drum Carder - Full size chain driven carder, produces a batt approximately 22" long. "Slicker-Licker" is used on the lickerin drum - with smooth, straight teeth it provides more gentle carding with virtually no fiber build up on the small drum. Higher gear ratio means less work for you. Top of the line model. Tall enough to be used ON a surface, not at the edge. 5:1 ratio (less work, higher throughput). Brush attachment included, as are 4 tools (Batt picker, Doffer/Cleaner Brush, Cleaning Brush for small drum and teasing tool.) Free UPS ground shipping to lower 48 states. BONUS silk and other fibers- a total of 2 lb. See below for Motorizing Kit for existing owners and more information on Motorized Carders.|
|Order Strauch 405 "Finest" Carder with Brush $815.00|
|Order Strauch 405 MOTORIZED"Finest" Carder with Brush $1950.00|
|Strauch Model 405x2 Double Wide "Finest" Fine Tooth Drum Carder - Double Wide Model 400 Finest. 5:1 ratio for less work, higher throughpout. Includes accessories, built in brush. Free UPS ground shipping to lower 48 states. BONUS silk and other fibers, total 2 lbs. See below for Motorizing Kit for existing owners and more information on Motorized Carders.|
|Order Strauch 405 x 2 "Finest" Double Wide Carder with Brush $1115.00|
|Order Strauch 405 x 2 "Finest" MOTORIZED Double Wide Carder with Brush $2250.00|
Model 302 Mad Batt'r Art Drum Carder - Produces an 8" x 22" batt.
4:1 Gear ratio provides easy cranking, includes brush attachment, knuckle-saving
batt-picker, a doffer/cleaner brush for the large drum and a cleaning
brush for the small drum, AND table clamps.
The carder has deeper and coarser (72 dpi) carding cloth on the large drum to accommodate all the fun add-ins that make these art batts say "spin me!"
Special bonus 16 ounces of fibers to start out, generally icicle and some firestar, and possibly some color fiber. Free shipping to lower 48 states. All other areas please write first prior to purchase. Ships direct from Strauch Workshop in approximately 1-5 business days via UPS ground to US addresses, mail to others. Bonus fiber sent separately via US Mail.
Motorized Carder Information and Kits for Existing Carder Owners
This will cover all the chain drives: the regular "Finest", the "Finest-doublewide". Note: the Petite cannot be motorized because it is a light duty machine and not constructed to withstand the stresses imparted by the motor. For the 200 series, the frame is not tall enough to fit the motor. These carders are made to the same high standards as the hand crank models.
Being an engineer, Otto Strauch designed these machines to be unique. They are"high tech" drum carders featuring both variable speed AND reverse functions. The "infinitely variable speed" feature (not just two or three speed settings) is a wonder when working with fine fibers like alpaca, merino and cashmere.
These carders use very high quality, durable, electronically
controlled motors that are made in the USA! These machines have been extensively
beta tested by some "heavy duty" fiber artists and all have raved
Yes, a 230 volt version is also available to serve the international markets.
FEATURES & BENEFITS: Timesaving; both hands are free to allow the fiber
artist to control how the
Motorizing Kits for Series 200 and 400 Finest Carders - note: upgrade must be done by Strauch Fiber Equip. Co.