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We are pleased to offer the Fancy Kitty "Big Tom" cottage industry powered drum carder. We will put this carder up against all comers. It is rich with many features that many of the most expensive cottage industry carders do not have, but low in price.


It is constructed with 3/4" solid American red oak & has a gorgeous Tung Oil finish. It is 22.5" long, 12" wide, and 15" tall, weighing 32 pounds.

Big Tom features a 8.5" wide, 12" tall swift equipped with 54 tpi carding cloth standard and creates a batt 38" long. The Licker-in is equipped with 54 tpi carding cloth. It features not one, but two gear head motors that can be individually adjusted for speed, and they are both reversible. One motor runs the licker-in, the second motor runs the swift. This means you don't just have one or two carding ratios, you have infinite control of the feed to card ratio, from extremely slow to fast on either the licker-in or swift.

The power is transferred to both drums via a tooth belt pully and belt system that is as strong as the chain drive, but quiet and requires no maintenance.

Both axles run in sealed ball bearings for super smooth & maintenance free operation.

It comes with a brush attachment as standard equipment.

We offer an auxiliary drum assembly that can be changed by removing and re-installing the four swift adjusting screws. It is an option available in the following available cloth densities, 54, 72, 90, 120, 190 tpi. This means you can card any type of fiber with ONE drum carder.

-Warranty, Returns, and Shipping-

Still not convinced? Take one for a test drive.

All our products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you may return any item within 14 days of receipt in new condition, in the original box & packing for a full refund less shipping.

You are purchasing from someone that has 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.

We offer a one year warranty on cloth, motors, & belts and lifetime limited warranty on all hard parts and workmanship, to the original buyer, as well as parts and repair to anyone.

-Power Usage Details-

The carders will accept voltages of 90v - 270v and 50 or 60 Hz, but will require a plug adapter to change the plug from the North American style to the European style electrical plug.

For those of you living off the grid - the carder will operate from 12v DC with a very slight modification and pull less than 100 watts at maximum speed.

Fancy Kitty BIG TOM 54/54 dual powered Cottage Industry Art Batt Drum Carder



  • Handmade Supply
  • Materials: steel, red oak, carding cloth, hardware, motor
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 373 reviews
  • Favorited by: 9 people

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