The Wingham Small English combs are built to the same high quality and specifications as the large standard combs, just a little smaller. This makes them a great option if you're not needing to process large amounts of fibre, or if you need something a little lighter to make the combs easier to handle.
The "A" frame allows for one comb to be fixed in two positions: Vertically, giving and up-down combing action, or horizontally to give a side-to-sode movement. Which one you choose is down to you, but you may find that having the option to swap between the two can make the job of comb a little easier.
The tines/spikes of Wingham combs are set at a slight angle: This means that when clamped to the "A" frame you can achieve a more natural swing with the comb you're holding in you hand, as the goal is to make them meet with flat faces.
The tines are 3mm engineered diameter with a double ground point and hardened steel, specified and manufactured exclusively to our design.
Included with the combs is a tine straightener, minimising the requiremtn for expensive repairs should you bend a tine: There's is a good chance it will never be used, but having it means bent tines are easily fixed.
Sustainable sourced European Beech
Sealed varnish finish
Hardened and tempered 3mm, precision double point ground carbon tool grade steel tines, 10cm long.
Tine straightener included. The long tube with knob handle.
Base unit 20cm x 15cm Total height 17cm
Comb weight 235gms approx
Tine Working Width: 7.6 cm, 3 inches
The base is pre drilled for screwing to a bench. The alternative is to use G clamps (not supplied) .
Three hole sized diz included
The combs are either right or left handed, please specify when ordering.
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.
The tines are made from hardened and tempered high carbon tool steel. They are not rustproof, hence the care needed in storage.