The Jumbo Classic Carder works in exactly the same way as the standard Classic Carder but produces a batt weighing over 100g. This is achieved by increasing the size of the storage drum (large drum) and having longer pins on the card cloth. The jumbo carder is slightly larger than our standard models - 60cm long and 30cm high. The width is the same as the standard carder - 40cm with the handle in storage position and 45cm with the handle out for use.
Jumbo Carder Features
Cloth available in 48, 72 and 120 tpi
Solid ash frame
Cards over 100g
Surface speed ratio 17:1 – drum ratio 4.5:1
Interchangeable drum system
Long pins (standard pin available by request)
Pale blue or red card cloth
Handle to table clearance – can be used away from the table edge.
Comes with doffer and table clamps
Two year guarantee With Classic Carder and Freya Jones
72 tpi is your standard cloth, perfect for most breeds of sheep fleece and for colour blending. If you're unsure of what you'll be mainly carding always plump for the 72tpi, it's a great all rounder.
48 tpi is for COARSE wools and wild blending of crazy textures and inclusions
120tpi is for FINE wools
What additional items should I think about?
I really strongly recommend the Classic Carder Finishing Brush which sits on the back of the carder and pushes down all the fluff being carded. This allows you to fit more on, making your carder more economical and the slightly more compressed batts (still very light and airy) seem to come off cleaner.
I also recommend a Porcupine Quill for removing stray bits and cleaning your carder without damaging the tines