Model DCM-302 Mad Batt’r Motorized. These high tech drum carders feature both variable speed AND reverse functions. The "infinitely variable speed" feature (not just two or three speed settings) is especially valuable if you work with fine fibers like alpaca, merino, cashmere, etc. The carders use very high quality, durable, electronically controlled motors that are made in the USA! Both motor and electronic controller were engineered by the manufacturer to be quiet, robust, dependable, self-diagnostic and trouble-free. The chain drive mechanism provides a constant positive non-slipping action resulting in performance that is more consistent than that of a typical belt drive carder.
This carder has deeper pins (1/2" long) and coarser carding cloth on the large drum to accommodate all the fun add-ins that make these art batts say "Spin me!"
Thick batts weighing more than 2 ounces can easily be made. The Brush Attachment makes it easier to control the type of art batt you are making
Advantages of a Motorized Carder:
- You save time. This is especially important if you are carding a lot of fibers for your own use or for others as a cottage industry;
- More control. Both hands are free so you can control how the fiber is being carded or blended;
- An enjoyable experience. If you have wrist, elbow and/or shoulder issues, you will find your carding experience painless and relaxing;
- Consistency. You will be able to card fibers at a consistent speed and make consistent batts.