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Ashford Drum Carders

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Fiber preparation is made easy with Ashford Drum Carders. Card and blend fibers and colors quickly and efficiently with this easy to use carder sporting two ratios, 6:1 & 4:1, for even more flexibility and control when carding and blending fleeces, slivers, and more.

Adjustable drum clearance allows you to set the teeth distance for total control of your fiber. The card cloth has wire teeth with a special protective coating and a flexible rubber backing for long life. 

The all nylon bearings ensure it is light and easy to turn while the solid Silver Beech hardwood body makes this carder strong and robust. Handy rubber feet prevent it from slipping. 

Drum Carder comes assembled and lacquered ready to use.

Use the 6:1 ratio to prepare your fleece. The controlled intake and carding will produce a smooth even batt ready for blending, spinning or felting.

Use the 4:1 ratio to blend sliver, colors and different fiber types consistently into an open and airy batt. 

Card 50gm (2oz) batt quickly and efficiently.

TPI Options:

  • Coarse - 36 point: for stronger wools or fiber with more vegetable matter to remove. 
  • Fine - 72 point: for finer wools & exotic fibers. 
  • Superfine - 120 point: for finer wools & luxury fibers.

Product Details:

Finish: lacquered

Weight: 5kg (11lb)

carding size: 20cm (8") w x 60cm(24") l

carding capacity: up to 50g (2oz)

Ratios: 2 ratios - 6:1, 4:1

Dimensions: 460mm long x 310mm wide x 240mm high

Included accessories: packer brush, drum carder cleaning brush, awl (doffer), clamps


Our first response to your order would be to have it shipped directly from our warehouse. In the case that our stock levels are too low, your order may need to be either ordered into our warehouse or drop-shipped directly to you from Ashford in New Zealand. Please allow 2-4 business days for them to process and ship out your order before receiving an e-mail with your tracking number. Should your order be back-ordered with our vendor, one of our customer service representatives will contact you with delays and shipping information.

Please note that Ashford drop-ships are sent via DHL and typically arrive within 3-5 business days after being shipped. Please provide a physical address for your order as DHL does not send to PO Boxes. Drop-shipping is not available for international orders at this time so please allow time for your order to reach us before we ship it to you.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding your order at (509) 536-7746 or

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