I was given a new pair of ashford hand cards a few months back, and I've finally found the time to use them. But before I do, I have a question about 'dressing' them. I can't recall at the moment where it was I ran across this, but I do remember hearing somewhere that using some fine sandpaper on the teeth of hand cards (to put a bit more of a point on them, I believe) before you first use them is advisable. So, should I 'dress' them in this manner?
I would love to hear what people think about this.
Before you do, maybe you should check with Ashford. If you are supposed to "dress" them then let us ALL know, but I think you could also ruin them by creating burrs that will catch and tear your wool. I have old Clemes carders and I never dressed mine and they work fine.