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The Petite Drum Carder - Belt Drive (DC-P05): $595.00
The Petite Drum Carder The Petite Drum Carder: Accessories

The Petite drum carder is a manual carder with a polyurethane drive belt. This carder is great for fiber artists with budget and/or space considerations who want a Strauch quality machine. As with all Strauch drum carders, the Petite comes with our Brush Attachment. The three working tools (Batt picker, doffer brush, dabber brush), as well as a table clamp, are included with each carder.

The Petite is an excellent choice for a mid-sized carder with full sized features. The Petite is slightly smaller, with 6 3/4" wide drums instead of the 8 1/4" wide drums on the singlewide chain drives. The carder produces a batt approximately 6 1/2" wide x 22" long. The Petite also has a 4:1 drum ratio.

The frame is made from high durability MDF material. The Petite is 16" long, 11" high (to the top of the brush attachment), and 10" wide (includes the 1-1/2" that the pulley extends beyond the face of the frame).

An important feature: The tall frame allows the handle to easily clear the table surface.

This unit is equipped with the #05 (128 psi) fine carding cloth on the large drum and our unique Slicker-Licker cloth on the small drum. Designed to handle ALL fibers including merino, llama, alpaca, cashmere, dog hair and other exotics.

Since this is a light-duty carder, it is not available motorized.
But if you’d like something a bit bigger and motorized, please take a look at The Finest Motorized Drum Carder and The Mad Batt’r Motorized Drum Carder.

Product Specs (DC-P05)


16" long, 8 1/2" wide, 7" high
High Durability MDF material
Handle easily clears table surface

Large Drum

7" in diameter x 6 3/4" wide
128 tpi carding cloth with 3/8" long pins

Small Drum

2" in diameter x 6 1/2" wide
Unique smooth-blade Slicker-Licker cloth

Batt Produced

Approximately 6 1/2" wide x 22" long
Included Special Tools


This popular and invaluable tool removes the batt without damage to the equipment or the user

Doffer Brush

Thoroughly and easily cleans any residual fibers from the carding drum

Small cleaner/dabber brush

For use on the licker-in drum

Table clamp

Secures the carder to a work surface up to 2 1/4" thick
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