Drum Carder: Brush Attachment
The brush attachment is positioned over the top of the large drum just after the space where the two drums are the closest. It's placed where the fiber enters the carder and is the most efficient location.The function of the brush is to:
To obtain the above in the most efficient manner, the design of the actual brush (including length and stiffness of the bristles), the support brackets and the position of the brush relative to the large drum are all important. These criteria are maximized in the Strauch drum carder thereby allowing the brush attachment on these carders to efficiently handle a variety of fibers. This properly designed brush works with fibers from very coarse to very fine and long to relatively short. Some folks have "Rube Goldberged" brushes using a paint brush, wallpaper brush or dog combing brush. While they may work with some fibers, they will not handle all the various ones used by fiber artists.