Fancy Kitty is happy to introduce a more stout version of our classic Little Tom... the Little Tom WIDE manual cottage industry drum carder, for double wide batts and a spacious carding area.


Little Tom Wide Drum Carder

The Little Tom is a manually operated drum carder using the same 17" wide x 38" circumference swift, licker, feed tray, and tung oil finish as the Fancy Kitty Big Tom Wide. It uses the same drive system as the Fancy Kitty Kitten.

The frame is 5.5" tall and the total height of the Little Tom is 13.5". The length is the same as the powered dual motor Big Tom at 22.5" long, and weighs 38 pounds.

This carder comes standard with a brush attachment and has an optional single-motor motorization Kit that is functionally the same as the “Little Tom” motorization kit. All "Tom" carders come with a thorough instruction manual, an 8x3" burnishing brush, doffer hook, and several other helpful tools (pictured below). We've also widened the space between the carding drum and the carder frame for extra ease when removing any fallen tangled fiber.

Carder Tools

The Little Tom has the same 4 to 1 feed to card ratio as the “Kitten”. No clamps required, and you can card in the middle of a table. It is constructed with 3/4" solid American red oak & has a gorgeous Tung Oil finish. It is 22.5" long, 19" wide, and 13.5" tall.

The Little Tom features a 17" wide, 12" tall swift equipped with 120 tpi carding cloth standard, which will create a batt 17 inches wide and 38 inches long. The Licker-in is equipped with 90 tpi carding cloth.

Both axles run in sealed ball bearings for super smooth & maintenance free operation.

We offer an auxiliary drum assembly that can be changed by removing and reinstalling the four swift adjusting screws. It is an option available in the following available cloth densities: 54, 72, 90, 120, 190 tpi (190 tpi is special order only). This means you can card any type 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 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 eight countries around the world.

We offer a one year warranty on cloth, motors, and belts and lifetime limited warranty on all hard parts and workmanship to the original buyer, as well as parts and repair to anyone.

Motor Kit Option

Little Tom XL Wide Drum Carder w/Motor

The carder's optional motor kit will accept voltages of 90v-270v, 50 or 60Hz, but will require a plug adapter to change the plug from the North American style to the European style electrical plug. Carder will operate from 12v DC with a very slight modification and pull less than 100 watts at maximum speed.

The Little Tom Wide motor kit uses the same motor as the Big Tom (but a single motor). It is functionally the same as the Little Tom motor kit.

Motor Kit...$429.95 (plus $39.95, or just $10 additional if purchased with a carder)

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Auxiliary Swift Option

Little Tom XL Wide Auxiliary Drum

The auxiliary swift option consists of a new Swift drum with the cloth of your choice - 54, 72, 90, 120, or 190 points per square inch (190 tpi is special order only) - the axle, sealed axle bearings, adjustment slides, and pulley. It will fit any Fancy Kitty Little Tom wide 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 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...$499.95 (plus $44.95 shipping)

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Auxiliary Licker-In Option

XL Wide Auxiliary Licker-In

The auxiliary licker-in option consists of a new Licker-in drum with the cloth of your choice - 54, 72, 90, 120, or 190 points per square inch (190tpi is special order only) - the axle, sealed axle bearings, adjustment slides, and pulley. It will fit any Fancy Kitty Little Tom wide drum carder.

Auxiliary Licker-In...$189.95 (plus $20.95 shipping)

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Carder Covers

XL Wide Carder Cover

Protect your carder when it's not in use! This Carder Cover is made with 10 oz. organic 100% cotton duck cloth in its natural color. It's lined with 100% cotton prairie cloth in tea dyed colors. The fabric is preshrunk so the fit will stay true through washing. Each carder cover is made to fit your specific variety of Fancy Kitty carder. They'll slide on easily and keep it snug to protect against scratches, dust, and other household hazards.

Our Little Tom Wide Carder Cover costs $49.95! Check back in a few days to purchase.

Purchase and Shipping

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Purchase a Little Tom XL wide drum carder...$899.95 (plus $49.95 shipping) (190 tpi is special order only).

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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. Shipping time to most locations is 5 to 7 days barring any hold up in duties/customs.

International customers please contact us for shipping cost!