Classic Carder Jumbo Wide-classic carder-Freya Jones Art and Craft

Classic Carder Jumbo Wide

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The Jumbo Wide Classic Carder is the largest carder in our range and will produce a batt  weighing up to 150g (5.3oz) when used with a Finishing Brush and Secondary Brush. All Classic Carders use the difference between the drum speeds (ratio) to card, allowing the fibre to be gently separated over the storage drum pins and as they do not mesh they are not harsh on delicate fibres. This means that there is very little friction and the handle turns very easily. There is more momentum in the larger carders making them just as easy to turn as the standard carders.

Jumbo Wide Classic Carder features

Quality 4 ply 72 and 120 tpi in pale blue

Spiral strip, straight pin licker-in

Interchangeable drum system

Solid ash frame

Cards a battup to 150g (5.3oz) when used with a Secondary Brush–820mm (32”) in length. Card cloth width is 285mm.

Drum size ratio of 4.5:1

Surface speed ratio of 17:1

Adjustable drum

Folding handle

Handle clears the table  - the carder does not have to be used on the table edge.

Comes with doffer for removing the batt and table clamps

Full instruction and a two year guarantee With Classic Carder and Freya Jones

What Cloth?;

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

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