View Poll Results: What kind of Fin Comb straightener do you use?
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Metal "one size fits all" adjustable
Mushroom style handle with 6 sizes
Multi colored plastic with one size on each end
"Razor" style with replacable colored plastic ends
Thermostat screwdriver or knife
Whatever's available in the tool bag.
Thread: Fin Comb - What kind do you use?
01-25-2009, 06:21 PM #1
Fin Comb - What kind do you use?
What type of fin comb to you prefer to use? We do a lot. 587 condensers this next week with bent fins on at least half of them. We use the plastic colored ones with one size on each end. I've tried everything else and for us these seem to be the fastest, but we go through one for every 3-6 units.
01-25-2009, 06:37 PM #2
Thats what I use Had mine of over a year and use alot. Still works fine
Are you useing the YJ ones?THE MORE I LEARN
THE MORE I FIND I DONT KNOW
And Dam Well
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01-25-2009, 06:40 PM #3
Have not used them in a while. I have several different types but the plastic one with sizes at each end seem to work the best. Try using a little wd40 on the coil and they work a little better. I have had to spend hours straightening coils back in the day. Of course after you use the wd be sure to use coil cleaner and clean the coil after or it will collect dirt fast and plug up pretty bad.Build it and it will break. Fix it and it will work. Ignore it and will cost more. Patch it and it will get worse. Cross the bridge before the flood.
01-25-2009, 06:43 PM #4Build it and it will break. Fix it and it will work. Ignore it and will cost more. Patch it and it will get worse. Cross the bridge before the flood.
01-25-2009, 06:46 PM #5Professional Member
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Only luck I have dad is a pocket knife blade when I tried to use finn comb it seem to make it worse bought a whole set of the plastic ones could not find the right one to fit the fins.
01-25-2009, 06:49 PM #6Professional Member
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Every time I have tried to use a fin tool it ends up looking worse. When I use a pocket screwdriver it tends to be more precise and look more professional. Now the question is what do you use to fix spine fin coils?I STARTED WITH NOTHING, AND I STILL HAVE MOST OF IT!
01-25-2009, 07:52 PM #7Professional Member
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- Kitchener, Ontario
pocket screwdriver , I have had little or no luck with fin combs
01-25-2009, 08:25 PM #8
I usually have decent luck with the double-ended combs, but if I have one that is really smashed up I usually have to use a screwdriver or utility knife.Zach
01-25-2009, 09:27 PM #9
I use a leatherman skinny screwdriver for the completely mashed down fins then the comb afterwards. The combs just tear up fast.
Seems like I use the red, green and yellow the most.
01-25-2009, 09:29 PM #10
01-25-2009, 11:36 PM #11
extremely time consuming and frustrating!
but the best thing that i have found that works for me is the simple ole t-stat screwdriverIf Guns Kill People, Do Pencils Misspell Words?
Before we work on artificial intelligence why don't we do something about natural stupidity?
01-26-2009, 11:04 AM #12
01-26-2009, 11:24 AM #13Professional Member
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Best fin comb I ever used was "little Jeff." Drop him by a job with rooftops all smashed, from hail, some fin combs, pump up bottle with dish soap in it. Pick him up later. I'd buy him a cold drink and a snack. Bad thing is he shot himself one weekend, it was no accident. Always made me leary of fin combing