Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 45
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MonteCarloSS 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 TSH123 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 Jed 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 bill 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 WDMRes 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 Snowcatt 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 WatergunGuy 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 Homer1952 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