Our Ultrafine small combset has 4 rows of tines. This comb has been specifically designed for fleeces which are less than 18 micron.
The headsets are aluminium and the tines are precision machined from stainless steel. The first row has 20 x 2.2mm tines set 1.2mm apart and the working area is 7 cm wide and 9.5 cm high. Each comb weighs approximately 280 grams.
The timber we use is recycled Blackwood and is sourced from a local mill.
There are optional interchangeable headsets available in 3 row standard, 3 row fine & 3 row ultrafine.
You can process mid range fibres on this comb set, you just can’t do as much due to resistance. Combing overly long or coarser fibres on this comb set is not successful due to their tine spacing.
Combing removes the vegetable matter, second cuts etc by trapping it behind or between the tines. Combed fibres are aligned parallel to make a smooth worsted or semi worsted yarn.
Combs are a perfect way to blend colours and texture. They can be used on their own or with a blending hackle. You have total control over the amount of colour and the proportion of each that are going to work in your roving.