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The Mad Batt'r - Our First Carder, specifically for "Art-Batts"


The Mad Batt'r Single Wide Chain Drive (DC-302): $835.00

Our customers requested a Strauch-quality carder that would produce those wonderful, outrageous "art batts" full of exciting fibers and textures.

We now offer the Strauch Model 302 series "Mad Batt'r" art drum carder as part of our regular product line. This carder has deeper pins (1/2" long) and coarser carding cloth (72 teeth per sq. in.) 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.

Naturally, it also has the unique Slicker-Licker cloth on the small drum. As with all of our 200 Series carders, the Mad Batt'r has a 4:1 turning ratio. The three working tools (Batt picker, doffer brush, dabber brush), as well as a set of table clamps, are included with each carder

However, as of Jan. 1, 2016, the Mad Batt'r will be built on a 6" tall solid ash-wood frame (just like the Finest series). It easily allows for future upgrading to the motorized version. An added benefit is that the handle swings free of the table.

It is also available as a motorized model. If you choose the manual model, it can later be upgraded to a motorized carder.
The Mad Batt'r Double Wide Chain Drive (DC-302x2): $1135.00

For those who want to make really wide and thick "Art-batts", the "Mad Batt'r double wide" model 302x2-BA is available. This model has drums twice as wide as the regular Mad Batt'r.

Other than size, the doublewide has the identical features and benefits as the singlewide version. It comes complete with the same accessories as the singlewide including the Brush Attachment.

It is also available as a motorized model. If you choose the manual model, it can later be upgraded to a motorized carder.
Product Specs (DC-302)

Frame (after Jan 1, 2016)

24" long, 11 1/2" wide, 6" high
Solid Ash, Watco Danish Oil finish
Handle easily clears table surface

Frame (before Jan 1, 2016)

24" long, 11 1/2" wide, 4" high
Solid Ash, Watco Danish Oil finish
Must be at the edge of the table surface

Large Drum

7" in diameter x 8 1/4" wide
72 tpi carding cloth with 1/2" long pins

Small Drum

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

Batt Produced

Approximately 8" wide x 22" long
Product Specs (DC-302x2)

Frame (after Jan 1, 2016)

24" long, 18 1/2" wide, 6" high
Solid Ash, Watco Danish Oil finish
Handle easily clears table surface

Frame (before Jan 1, 2016)

24" long, 18 1/2" wide, 4" high
Solid Ash, Watco Danish Oil finish
Must be at the edge of the table surface

Large Drum

7" in diameter x 15 1/4" wide
72 tpi carding cloth with 1/2" long pins

Small Drum

2" in diameter x 16" wide
Unique smooth-blade Slicker-Licker cloth

Batt Produced

Approximately 15" wide x 22" long
Included Special Tools (All models)

Knuckle-Saving-Batt-Pick

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

Table clamps

Secures the carder to the work surface
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