The ElectriCarder is an add-on unit designed to power your hand-cranked fleece carder. It is simple to install, and turns your carder into a carding machine!
People with arthritis and compromised movement in their hands, arms or shoulders can card again.
You can choose to power your carder from the existing pulleys on the carder, or you can remove the handle of the carder and replace it with the new pulley that comes with the kit. We recommend removing the handle, and replacing it as this increases the safety...you won't be able to be inadvertently smacked by the moving handle. The other advantage of replacing the handle with the new pulley is that you can still use the carding ratios of your carder.
- Read the instructions that come with your ElectriCarder
- Choose the side you want to power your Carder on
If on the exisitng pulleys go to step 4
If on the handle side go to step 3
- Remove the handle, replace it with the pulley supplied as described in the instructions
- place the carder on the ElectriCarder
- screw the buckles to your carder using the supplied template and drill bit
- buckle the 2 units together
- wind the belt according to the diagrams to the right
The ElectriCarder will increase your output. You won't even need to power the carder faster than you did by hand. Just having both hands free to feed fleece will increase your output time. You'll need to have a few goes using the ElectriCarder until you find a speed that will suit you. Our advice is to run the carder at approximately the same speed as hand-cranking, or perhaps a little faster. You'll find that sweet speed, and you won't get your hands bitten by the carder anymore!
ElectriCarder comes in models for most known carders: Ashford, Classic, Ertoel, Inwood Smith, Sleeping Beauty, Spinwell, Strauch, Wondoflex, other modern drum carders and a few old mystery carders with no makers mark on them. If your Carder does not have an ElectriCarder listed for sale please speak to us.
If you want an ElectriCarder we can make one for your carder.
Ertoel Carders have welded handles and need to be slightly modified in our workshop. For these models we need a 2 week turnaround. Additionally some carders have a crossover belt, which wears the belt quickly. If your carder has a crossover belt [wound in a figure of 8] then we also need to modify it by adding additional pulleys to the carder. This reduces wear and makes the carder more efficient.
The ElectriCarder is made to order. Due to its popularity there may be a 2 week lag time between order and despatch. We will always keep you informed of the progress of your new ElectriCarder.
We utilise Australia Post to ship both Australian and International orders. This includes tracking and insurance.
Customers are responsible for all taxes and customs duties on the receiving end.
The ElectriCarder is made in Australia. We invented it. We designed it. And we patented it. Our Patent number is #2014101525
We use beautiful, plantation grown Australian hardwood from sustainable forests, that is locally milled, kiln-dried and is finished with an organic furniture oil.
Our customers give us a 5 star rating for both the ElectriCarder and our service standards.
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