How to Choose a Drum Carder

little carder pixAre you in the market for a drum carder, but don’t know anything about them?  There are a variety of machines on the market, each with it’s own unique features.  Which features you will want is totally up to you personally.  But there are some general guidelines that you can follow for any machine:

1.  If you have just a few animals, the hand crank model will suffice.  Many hand crank machines are adaptable to adding a motor, if you get tired of cranking, including the Duncan Carder.

2.  If you have more than five animals, you might want to consider the small motorized version of a drum carder.  It will save a lot of wear and tear on your shoulders and back.

3.  If you have a lot of animals or if you are into production work, you will want to step up to a larger motorized machine.  More expensive at the outset, these machines will save you in the long run by time alone.

When you have narrowed your choices down, read Choosing a Drum Carding Machine for more specific questions to ask about those models you are considering.

You can always drop up a line if you have questions about the Duncan Carders.

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