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« on: November 26, 2008 02:37:07 PM »

Hi all.

We just bought a slightly used Ashford Drum Carder.  It looks to be in great shape.  However, the drums seems closer together than what I remember they should be. But, it's been a long time since I used a drum carder. They slightly rake against each other and make a slight scratchy noise when operated while empty.

Is this normal?  Is there a way to change the 'gap' between the drums?

Thanks, Jill Huh
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008 08:21:48 PM »

I don't have an Ashford carder. I have a Pat Greene carder, but there should be a way to adjust the drums... look for wingnuts on the end of your carder, closer to the Large drum side.  You don't want your two drums to mesh the teeth.  You want them far enough apart to slip a piece of paper through (for finer fiber) and a little bit farther apart for heavier wools or carding oddity items like ribbons and such.

If you go to the Ashford website, they might have an owners manual for their carders ... they do for wheels.
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