We are pleased to offer the Fancy Kitty "Big Tom" cottage industry powered drum carder. We will put this carder up against all comers. It is rich with many features that many of the most expensive cottage industry carders do not have, but low in price.
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It is constructed with 3/4" solid American red oak & has a gorgeous Tung Oil finish. It is 22.5" long, 12" wide, and 15" tall, weighing 32 pounds.
Big Tom features a 8.5" wide, 12" tall swift equipped with 120 tpi carding cloth standard and creates a batt 38" long. The Licker-in is equipped with 90 tpi carding cloth. It features not one, but two gear head motors that can be individually adjusted for speed, and they are both reversible. One motor runs the licker-in, the second motor runs the swift. This means you don't just have one or two carding ratios, you have infinite control of the feed to card ratio, from extremely slow to fast on either the licker-in or swift.
The power is transferred to both drums via a tooth belt pully and belt system that is as strong as the chain drive, but quiet and requires no maintenance.
Both axles run in sealed ball bearings for super smooth & maintenance free operation.
It comes with a brush attachment as standard equipment.
We offer an auxiliary drum assembly that can be changed by removing and re-installing the four swift adjusting screws. It is an option available in the following available cloth densities, 54, 72, 90, 120, 190 tpi. This means you can card any type of fiber with ONE drum carder.
Still not convinced? Take one for a test drive.
All our products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you may return any item within 14 days of receipt in new condition, in the original box & packing for a full refund less shipping.
You are purchasing from someone that has been working and turning wood for 50 years, having sold pieces to universities, galleries, museums, and individuals in all fifty states and more than thirty countries around the world.
We offer a one year warranty on cloth, motors, & belts and lifetime limited warranty on all hard parts and workmanship, to the original buyer, as well as parts and repair to anyone.
The carders will accept voltages of 90v- 270V and 50 or 60 hz, but will require a plug adaptor to change the plug from the North American style to the European style electrical plug.
For those of you living off the grid - the carder will operate from 12v DC with a very slight modification and pull less than 100 watts at maximum speed.
Auxiliary Swift Option
As shown above, it consists of the swift drum with the cloth of your choice - 54, 72, 90, or 190 points per square inch - the axle, sealed axle bearings, adjustment slides, and pulley. It will fit any Fancy Kitty Big Tom drum carder. So if you have need of different carding cloth for different fiber types, this is your answer.
You no longer need to purchase two different drum carders for different fiber types, just purchase a secondary swift assembly with the cloth you require. Remove the four swift adjusting screws, lift the off the existing swift and replace it with the auxiliary swift, replace the four swift adjusting screws. Adjust the swift to the licker-in, and you are ready to card.
Auxiliary Swift...$399.95 (plus $24.95 shipping)
Auxiliary Licker-In Option
As shown above, it consists of the Licker-in drum with the cloth of your choice - 54, 72, 90, or 190 points per square inch - the axle, sealed axle bearings, adjustment slides, and pulley. It will fit any Fancy Kitty Big Tom drum carder.
Auxiliary Licker-In...$159.95 (plus $12.95 shipping)
Purchase and Shipping
Purchase a Big Tom drum carder...$1,549.95 (plus $49.95 shipping)
All shipping costs are for domestic shipping via UPS ground only. International customers, please contact us for a shipping cost. If you make a purchase here via PayPal as an international customer we will send you a PayPal invoice for the difference between the domestic and international amount.
International shipping is via USPS International Priority Mail except Australia and New Zealand. They are shipped via International Express due to size restrictions. Shipping time to most locations is 5 to 7 days barring any hold up in duties/customs.
Typical international shipping charges (Please contact us for shipping cost to be sure):
Europe - $160
Canada - $105
Australia - $280
New Zealand - $290