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 the option of single or double row of tines (spikes) the combs can be mounted and rotated through 90 degrees to give a true worsted combing action. Being smaller means they're a little cheaper than the standards combs, but there are other benefits too. The lower weight makes the combs much easier to handle, giving an easier swinging action and making it much easier to complete the process. And of course being lighter and more compact makes them easier to transport.
We recommend these combs for those wanting to work with long wools and the worsted process, though do not need the quantity output of the larger set.
Sustainable sourced European Beech
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.