This item is for the drum carder with the motorization kit installed, and includes the brush attachment.
The motor kit uses a high quality gear head motor. This allows for great torque (turning power) at a very slow speed. It features speed control and reverse. It uses a tooth belt & pulley system that replaces the hand crank. It has the strength of a chain drive but without the noise & maintenance.
We at Anderson Originals are proud to offer the "Fancy Kitty" brand fiber drum carders. We have been avid spinners, knitters, and crocheters for many years, and all our products are hand crafted in our family workshops in the good old USA.
Our Kitten drum carders feature fully adjustable drums mounted on steel axles with sealed steel ball bearings on both the swift and licker-in for silky smooth lubrication-free operation. They have 3/8 aluminum handles for flex free turning strength. They are built using modern methods, quality parts, and hand crafted care. The drums come preadjusted for optimum performance; however, they can be easily readjusted for your varying requirements.
The Kitten has a 4 to 1 drive ratio. It features a polybelt drive that does not slip, for smooth operation. It has 1/2" long carder wire giving you the ability to produce thick batts. It is 15" in length, 15" wide, and weighs approximately 10 pounds. Kitten drum carders are made from 100% North American Red Oak hardwoods. The slide out feed tray is made from one quarter inch hardwood veneer.
Kitten drum carders are sanded and finished with tung oil to protect the wood from splitting in dry climates.
This drum carder is dressed with solid brass strips and all adjustment screws are stainless steel or zinc plated for a long and rust free life. Just like its big brother "The Fancy Kitty Big Tom Drum Carder", it has an 8.5" wide drum that will produce batts 22" long.
We are currently offering it with: 90 tpi cloth on the licker-in and 120 tpi cloth on the swift, 72 tpi cloth on the licker-in and 90 tpi cloth on the swift, or 90 tpi on licker-in and 190 tpi on the swift. If you would like a different combination, just give us a call at 660-379-2323 or contact us.
Rubber nonskid feet, one hold-down clamp (that is installed with a zinc plated steel screw, set in a brass insert), and a bit to fit the adjustment screws are included with the carder. With the exception of the screw-on handle, it will arrive fully assembled and ready to use at no extra charge.
We offer a one year warranty on cloth & belts (normal wear & tear) and life time limited warranty on all hard parts and workmanship, to the original buyer, as well as parts and repair to anyone.
-Guarantee and Shipping-
All our products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. You may return any item within 14 days of receipt in the original box & packing for a full refund less shipping. You are purchasing from someone that been working and turning wood for 50 years, having sold pieces to universities, galleries, museums, and individuals in all fifty states and more than thirty countries around the world.