The Clemes Elite Electric is the only convertible hand-crank to Electric drum carder with commercial grade carding cloth on the market, capable of carding fine to coarse fibers without changing drums or cloth, in one pass!
We can not say enough about the Clemes Elite Electric, but it may say everything when we tell you this is the most versatile and efficient carder we sell, and the one we use to produce our gorgeous mixed fiber batts!
You may have seen us demonstrate the Clemes Elite Electric carder at festivals, and if so you’ve watched us feed 12 micron angora fibers into batts containing icelandic, merino wools, yarn bits, and more, you know it’s able to card fine to course wools and blends.
This carder with fine cloth can handle it ALL IN ONE PASS, and can clean MORE vegetable matter from wool you thought was already as clean as possible.
If you’re considering purchasing a carder only once but are not ready for the electric carder, we suggest you consider the Clemes Elite Hand Crank Carder (8”) so your carder has the future possiblity of being converted into the Electric.
COMES WITH: The Steel Doffer for removing batts, one Batt Lifter Cleaning & Storage System (dowel & antistatic sheets), an extra drive band for Hand Crank Mode, the Hand Crank Handle, and a Flicker Cleaning Card.
SAFETY FEATURES: There is no safer Electric Carder on the market. The Clemes Electric comes with a safety key that can stored away from the carder, so that the carder may not be turned on without the key inserted. The Electrical motor and wiring are completely enclosed, so that the conversion process only involves changing bands and bolting the carder to the enclosed base. Wool can not get sucked into a motor or chain drive, since the motor is enclosed and drive bands are used instead of chain. The soft but sturdy orange drive bands are snug, but are so safe that we demonstrate by running our hands under the band and over the gear while the carder is running to show that no damage can be done! The on/off buttons are 1” in diameter and located on the front of the carder for easy access. The carder may also be stopped in an emergency by removing the drive band from the gear while it’s running.
CLEANING: This the most low-maintenance carder we have used at Mondaes. Requires no oiling, and minimal removal of wool from main cranks (we have had ours for months of heavy use and have not had to remove any wool yet).
Removal of wool is done by pulling fuzz from an easily accessible area, no need to disassemble any part of the carder. The use of drive belts instead of a chain drive, and the enclosed motor, means there is no need for lessons on how to keep the wool in the center of the drum or out of the chain. The discard ramp under the main drum lets veg and trash matter slide out of the carder into your trash can while you card!
Have the Clemes Elite Hand Crank and you’re now ready to purchase your Elite Electric Drive? No need to have this one converted at the factory! Simply purchase the Elite Electric Drive on our site for $975, and you will be able to adapt your Elite at home.
Conversions for the previously manufactured Clemes 8” Carder are available for $975 through 2014 by contacting Clemes & Clemes Co. in Pinole, CA.
Clemes & Clemes Electric carders are handmade in CA to order once purchased. Please allow for 2-4 weeks ETA during high-volume seasons. The day your order is placed, you have reserved your place in line, and we’re confident you will not regret waiting for the right machine!
Please expect 2-6 weeks for shipping during high-seasonal demand periods.