Oak Swing Arm Wool Picker

Sold by SierraWools
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Preparation takes 1-2 weeks
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Made in Penn Valley, California

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Hand made from quality oak, our picker is a great way to process wool fibers from your own fleece, done prior to carding and spinning. 12" wide, 24" long, and 24" tall. Ships almost everywhere in a 24" x 18" x 24" corregated box via USPS, FedEx or UPS.

The picker's purpose is to open the wool to prepare it for carding, or for spinning direct from the picked condition. This is a continuous process machine which passes the wool from the front to the rear, where it can drop into a box or container. The picker will tease and blend your wool prior to carding, giving you a greatly improved batt when carded.

The picker has sharp spikes and we have added a lock on the swinging cradle, which allows the machine to be carried in safety, and also to protect children or unauthorized people from playing with it and possible injury.

This picker differs from many other styles; on our picker the teeth overlap, with 225 hardened steel spikes, which helps to separate the fibers easier and allows a slight stretch to the wool, especially with longer, fine fibers. Short strokes from the picker will easily separate short staple fibers (2.0”- 4.0"), while long strokes work best with longer fibers (5.0” or longer). One pass normally is all that is required, with debris falling to the bottom and a container of picked fiber flowing out the back. A small paint brush makes cleaning the bottom of the picker a snap, with a hole in the bottom to push the debris to the floor.

We recommend mounting the picker to a surface, and we use a small work table purchased for $20 at Harbor Freight Tools that works very well for the purpose (some assembly required.) The pickers clamps that are used to secure the unit for transport double as holders for securing the picker to the surface. The picker is shipped ready to use, but should things come out of alignment over time it can be adjusted by loosening the end bolts on the swing bar, moving the carriage up, down, left or right, and re-tightening once it is swinging freely.

We also offer local pickup, and free delivery to the Sacramento area (See map on our website sierrawools.com. Free for local delivery only).

For more information watch a video of our picker in use at https://www.etsy.com/shop/SierraWools (go to about section below and click on YouTube video)

Average review
Great product for the price! Works as expected. Fast shipping.
7 days ago by venancioaragon
Shipped quickly. It worked very well to get my sheep's wool closer to spinning. Thanks!
Feb 20, 2018 by PetersonCrafts
Jan 4, 2018 by Raquel Arnaiz Merino
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Quick send, well packed ! It's really pleasant to use, I love it !
Sep 17, 2017 by SandoraKya
This is so awesome! Well built... beautifully finished. Came packed very well..... I love it 😍! Picture coming soon.
Sep 4, 2017 by Holly Davis

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