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AC-Safe

Model AC-901

Internet #100664958

Store SKU #380131

Air Conditioner Fin Repair Tool

$8.96 /each

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The AC-Safe Air Conditioner Fin Repair Tool is designed to straighten evaporator and condenser fins. The tool also cleans scum and dust to clear plugged drains and pans and help prevent overflows.

  • Straightens condenser and evaporator fins
  • Cleans accumulated scum and dust
  • Helps to prevent overflows by eliminating plugged drains and pans
  • Promotes optimal cooling efficiency
  • Suitable for use with central and window units
  • Fits most fin sizes and styles
  • Tubular aluminum body
  • Fixed steel lines

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can this tool be used to straighten fins on a window air conditioner

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January 12, 2016
I bought this frigidare window unit from home depot and some of the fins are bent. Need to know if this tool will straighten the bent fins. Please advise.
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July 27, 2016
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If it worked as advertised, yes. Not a single one in the store actually had the functionality promised, though. so NO, DOES NOT WORK.
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July 8, 2016
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yes
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April 12, 2016
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yes that why i bought it
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Where is this product,I can't find it anywhere

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We had a hard time finding it ourselves. Turns out it was in the seasonal area next to the window units. However, if you get one, make sure the tines actually adjust before buying it, otherwise it will do more harm than good.
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July 5, 2016
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When I bought it, it was with the seasonal items at the front of the store. It was between the automotive supplies and window a/c units. It was hanging from the side of a shelf, not a regular display.
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How do you use a/c safe fin-tool?

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Lusby, Md.
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June 28, 2016
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I could not use it, I got a different tool at H. freight store that worked much better. Youtube has videos
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Slide the bar around the tines up and down until the spacing of the tines match your condenser then starting a couple of inches beyond the damaged area move the comb through the bent fins, severely bent fins will need to be bent upwards a bit one by one with a small nail or toothpick, just think of all the money you're saving compared to replacing the condenser coil. Adjusting the spacing as you go you Read More
Slide the bar around the tines up and down until the spacing of the tines match your condenser then starting a couple of inches beyond the damaged area move the comb through the bent fins, severely bent fins will need to be bent upwards a bit one by one with a small nail or toothpick, just think of all the money you're saving compared to replacing the condenser coil. Adjusting the spacing as you go you will find the optimum position for the adjuster. Read Less
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Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 45 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not worth the time or money. This tool does not work as expected. You would be better off straightening the condenser fins with a screwdriver or the $6.00 fin comb that I purchased from Harbor Freight after I tried this tool. Don`t waste your time or money $ on this one. August 3, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Fin Tool Tool is well built. I would recommend this tool only for coils that the aluminum fins have not degraded (oxidized) August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Does not adjust Bought one today at local store. I'd seen an adjustable one a handy man show in the past and thought this was the same one or at least the same type. I got it home, opened it, and the adjuster wasn't on the rake. No problem right? Well every tine on the rake was still attached to its neighbor much like staples in a strip. I manually separated each one. I then looked at the slide / adjuster and saw that it looked like it may have thought about having some serrations on it at one time but quickly changed its mind and left the little rough surface there as a reminder not to do something so silly again. Fast forward to getting the happily not serrated adjuster onto the rake. It slides up, it slides down. Nothing happens to the tines. Hm. Maybe the adjuster is on backwards. Let's try it again. Nope. It's just happy to slide up and down without worrying about serrations or doing anything to disturb the nicely parallel tines. The tines get to rest and relax while the adjuster gets to slide up and down all day long. Needless to say this one somehow must have passed through the exacting quality control process at the well run manufacturing facility. I would return it but it's frankly not worth the cost of gas to go back to the store. July 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Destroyed my outside AC unit Had a contractor use this tool on my unit and it is now destroyed. Fins are all mashed together and airflow is a fraction of what it used to be. Cooling efficiency is severely limited and only way to fix is replacement of the unit. Home depot needs to remove this item from their inventory. Many other places sell the proper tool with the appropriate gauges. Can't stress this enough.... do NOT buy. It will cost you thousands to fix the damage this causes. July 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Waiste of money Was the only option they had in store and it didn't work well at all. Actually ripped the fins instead of straightening them. Taking it back. June 28, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not very useful This tool was not helpful at all in straightening badly bent condenser fins. It might work when the fins aren't in bad shape, but I couldn't use it for my project. July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great tool Ive seen repair men use this tool before and bought it when i was having trouble with my ac unit. It was caked in grime and dog hair and had a bunch of bent fins. My home wouldnt get cooler than 86 before i cleaned the unit but is now back in the 70s. Its really easy to use but does take some time if it is badly damaged. The tool worked perfectly and is clean with straight fins now! June 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Actually works, but not like I expected At first I thought I'd be combing thru/along the length of the fins. That was wrong and almost gave up. Then I found if I rake across the flattened fins, the tool would lift up the bent over fins. After the fins lifted up I then could comb thru some of the fins. It is not fast or ez but I made a big improvement with this tools. Just be gentle when using it & take your time. I spent at least an hour on a 2.5 ton unit. I then sprayed bathroom cleaner on the coils & "gently" rinsed the whole coil assembly down. Now I can see light thru the openings and there is no question the airflow thru it has greatly improved. Too bad they don't include instructions with the tool. September 4, 2015
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