The Ashford e-Drum Carder is an incredible piece of equipment that makes fiber preparation fun and easy! Beautifully and expertly designed, this carder has two exceptionally powerful motors to enable fleece and sliver to be carded easily and quickly. Especially useful for folks producing large quantities of fleece or preparing fiber for sale.
The e-Drum Carder has infinitely variable speed control for both drums plus a ratio control to vary the in-feed speed; acrylic safety covers over the drums and the drive belts, and a magnetic safety switch; for safe use, stepped tooth non-slip drive belts with belt tensioners; additional on/off foot switch allows hands-free fibre preparation and feeding-in.
When in reverse, for fibre removal, the drums rotate at 10% carding speed and the carding drums can be removed to clean bearings. The e-Drum Carder is manufactured in beautiful Silver Beech hardwood with a lacquered finish.
Ashford equipment that we do not keep in-stock in-shop ships to the Wild Hand shop for Local Pick-up (FREE) or directly to your home for a flat Ashford Shipping rate determined based on your location and order size. Shipping usually takes 1-2 weeks from the time the order is fulfilled. Not all Ashford products are in-stock at all times; you may contact the shop for the most up-to-date estimated shipping date before placing your order and/or we will contact you after you place your order to confirm the ship date based on Ashford's most up-to-date information. If you order other non-Ashford items in the same order those will ship (or be available for pick-up) separately and on our usual shipping schedule.
Founded in 1934, Ashford Handicrafts is a New Zealand-based manufacturer of high quality spinning wheels, weaving looms, and textile equipment. Ashford uses only the finest native New Zealand Silver Beech hardwood sourced from sustainably-managed forests with Forest Stewardship Council approval. Ashford has produced over 800,000 wheels and looms over the past 85 years!