Strauch Drum Carder - Mad Batt'r
The Mad Batt'r is Otto's answer to the wacky and Mad Batt'r in all of us! And I have to say it is the perfect joining of the Louet Classics big deep teeth and Otto Strauch's blade drum to help open up fibers to prevent sticking and the awesome capabilities of the slicker brush attachment. Ooooh and it is chain driven! Talk about some smooth cranking;) OMG...... THIS CARDER WILL ROCK YOUR WORLD!
Into the the Mad Batt'r I have tossed picked super soft lamb fleece & coarser adult fleece, mohair locks, sari silk remnants, my huge chunky nepps, combed tops, rovings, this and that from here there and every where. I am HUGELY IMPRESSED with this carders ability to eat up picked silk remnants and silk noil, and yet still manage to keep the bladed drum fairly clean!
From Otto.......Our customers requested a Strauch-quality carder that would produce those wonderful, outrageous "art batts" full of exciting fibers and textures.
We now offer the Strauch Model 302 "Mad Batt'r" art
drum carder as part of our regular product line. This carder has deeper and coarser carding cloth on the large drum to accommodate all the fun add-ins that make these art batts say spin me!.
The machine is built on the standard 200 series 4" tall solid
ash-wood frame and, like all my drum carders, uses the
unique "Slicker-Licker" cloth on the small drum. As with all
of our 200 series carders, the Mad Batt'r has a 4:1 turning ratio.
The brush attachment makes it easier to control the type of
art batt you are making. The batts produced are 8" wide and 27" long.
Special tools included with each Mad Batt'r are:
The popular Knuckle-Saving-Batt-Pick, an invaluable tool for removing the batt without damage to the equipment or the user.
A Doffer/Cleaner Brush to thoroughly and easily clean any residual fibers from the carding drum.
A small cleaner/dabber brush for use on the licker in drum.
Table clamps to secure the carder to the work surface.
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Special tools included with each "Finest" are:
* The popular Knuckle-Saving-Batt-Pick, an invaluable tool for removing the batt without damage to the equipment or the user.
* A Doffer/Cleaner Brush to thoroughly and easily clean any residual fibers from the carding drum.
* A small cleaner/dabber brush for use on the licker in drum.
* Our Teasing Tool to open locks and tease fiber prior to carding.
* Table clamps to secure the carder to the work surface.
Carder ships brand spanking new from Strauch to you!