The Wingham Small English combs are built to the same high quality and specifications as the large standard combs... They're just a bit smaller.
With a double row of tines (spikes) the combs can be mounted and rotated through 90 degrees to give a true worsted combing action.
We recommend these combs for those wanting to work with long wools and the worsted process, that do not need the quantity output of the larger set.
The tines are set in the head of the comb at an angle this is so that when one is clamped in the stand and rotated they are set at 90 degrees to the one in the combing hand. A downwards and sideways swing can then be used. Have a look at the information and video link on using the big combs on the English wool comb listing. It's much the same for the small combs.
They can be used as free hand combs without the base unit.
Included with the combs is a tine straightener. This is an engineered tube that fits snugly over the tine enableing it to be safely and easily manipulated if bent. There is a good chance it will never be used but having it means problems are easily solved.
The base is pre drilled for screwing to a bench. The alternative is to use G clamps (not supplied) .
The tine straightener is included just in case one gets bent. The tube is a snug fit over the tine and long enough to make it easy to lever back into place. Should never need to be used but its there if needed.
Care of Combs and Hackles.
After use make sure the combs are dry. If they are not to be used for a while give them a spray with WD40 or similar product. Hold them up with tines pointing down and spray. This allows any excess spray to run off. Store in a dry place. Garden sheds are not good places for carders or combs.