If you card fibers occasionally or card for small projects, this is the carder for you. It has the same carding cloth and solid construction as the Standard Drumcarder, but is only 4" wide. It is perfect to use to card fibers for small projects like for socks, hats and scarves. You can produce a 4" wide batt that can be spun from when you remove the batt from the carder. The batt that is created is the size of a commercial roving. You can also thoroughly blend colors on this model. It is a great introduction to the world of drum carding.