We’ve built a lifetime of service into our hand carders. They have a small lip milled into the rear edge of the paddle to protect the card clothing from becoming worn and the handles have been precisely tenoned into the paddles for superior strength.

Curved Hand Carder

SCHACHT CURVED HAND CARDER

Our wool carders are available in two gauges of carding cloth: 72 points per square inch (an all-purpose carding cloth), and 112 points per square inch (great for fine wool and downy fibers). All carders are available with curved or straight backs.

Mini Hand Craders

SCHACHT MINI CURVED HAND CARDER

The mini carders are a pint-sized version of our curved wool cards. At about half the weight, they are an easy size to take to a class or on a road trip, or just out and about with your drop spindle. Available only with 72psi carding cloth.

Cotton Hand Carders

SCHACHT COTTON HAND CARDER

Our cotton carders are wider than our wool carders and are also available with curved or straight-backed paddles. With 208 points per square inch, our cotton cards are excellent for cotton and other short fibers.

Flick Hand Carders

SCHACHT FLICK CARDER

Our flick carder is a small, single carder with 72 points per inch. It is used to separate and tease fibers in preparation for spinning by working the fiber against either a stiff piece of leather or heavy canvas.

CARDER SPECIFICATIONS

Carding Area Size

Weight

Curved Wool Carders 7.75″ x 5″ 1lb/pr
Straight Wool Carders 10.5″ x 5″ 1.25lb/pr
Curved Cotton Carders 10.5″ x 4″ 1.5lb/pr
Straight Cotton Carders 7.75″ x 4″ 1.5lb/pr
Flick Carder 3.875″ x 3.9375″ 5oz
Mini Curved Carders 3″ x 3″ 90z/pr
Handle Length, All Carders 5.75″