Strauch Finest Motorized Drum Carder: Single Wide Chain Drive (DCM-405): $2100.00
Strauch Finest Motorized Drum Carder: Single Wide Chain Drive (DCM-405): $2100.00

Strauch Finest Motorized Drum Carder: Single Wide Chain Drive (DCM-405): $2100.00

Regular price $2,100.00 Sale

By popular demand, we have developed a motorized series of Finest drum carders. This includes both the singlewide and doublewide machines. In addition, both existing Strauch hand crank chain drive Finest models can be upgraded to the motorized version.

These machines are truly unique in the marketplace and built with the same high standards as the hand crank models. They are "high tech" drum carders having both infinitely variable speed AND reversibility features. The "infinitely variable speed" feature (not just two or three speed settings) is a God-send when working with fine fibers like alpaca, merino and cashmere.

Our motorized drum carders use very high quality, durable, electronically controlled motors that are made in the USA! All these machines have been extensively beta tested by some "heavy duty" fiber artists and they all have raved about the design, workmanship, and durability.

The dimensions of these carders are the same as their manual counterparts.

The large drum on the single width carder is 7" in diameter x 8¼" wide. The small drum is 2" in diameter x 8" wide. The carder produces a batt approximately 8" wide x 22" long. The frame is 24" long, 11½" wide, 6" high.

There are switches on the circuit board to choose between 110v (domestic) and 230v (international). Naturally, carders shipped to US customers are pre-set to 110v.

UPGRADING EXISTING MANUAL CARDERS: Because of the complexity of the upgrade, the machine needs to be returned to me.

Product Specs (DCM-405)


24" long, 11 1/2" wide, 6" high
Solid Ash, Watco Danish Oil finish

Large Drum

7" in diameter x 8 1/4" wide
128 tpi carding cloth with 3/8" long pins

Small Drum

2" in diameter x 8" wide
Unique smooth-blade Slicker-Licker cloth

Batt Produced

Approximately 8" wide x 22" long)


This popular and invaluable tool removes the batt without damage to the equipment or the user

Doffer Brush

Thoroughly and easily cleans any residual fibers from the carding drum

Small cleaner/dabber brush

For use on the licker-in drum

Teasing Tool

Opens locks and teases fiber prior to carding

Table clamps

Secures the carder to a work surface up to 1 1/2" thick