#1 Home Improvement Retailer

Customer Reviews for AC-Safe Air Conditioner Fin Repair Tool

Internet #100664958

Model #AC-901

Store SKU #380131

  • Designed to straighten condenser and evaporator fins
  • Aluminum body with steel lines ideal for central and window units
  • Cleans accumulated scum and dust to clear plugged drains and pans

Customer Reviews

  • 3.1
    out of 219 reviews
  • 48%recommend this product
Filter by:
Showing 1-30 of 219 reviews
This worked very well. It was well worth the price. It takes a bit of practice and care in the be...
This worked very well. It was well worth the price. It takes a bit of practice and care in the beginning to make sure you don’t do more harm than good but once I got the hang of it, it straightened all my bent fins. I can see keeping this around just in case they get bent in the future.
by
  • DIY
  • Recommended
2 found this review helpful
I had to go back to the store and purchase the fin repair tool when the fins on the back of my AC...
I had to go back to the store and purchase the fin repair tool when the fins on the back of my AC were damaged as we attempted to remove it from the box (it was ridiculously over packaged). Unfortunately, the fins on my AC were so fine and thin that the repair tool was not able to separate them to sufficiently repair the heavy damage, although it was able to straighten out some lighter spots. The teeth on the tool are sturdy enough to straighten anything as long as they can get in between the fins. I would recommend it for straightening light damage or for fins that are not quite so fine.
by
  • Verified Purchase
  • Recommended
5 found this review helpful
This fin comb works absolutely brilliantly! Use it the exact same way you would use a regular com...
This fin comb works absolutely brilliantly! Use it the exact same way you would use a regular comb to untangle hair, find a good area and work your way through the bad areas. In really bad areas, repair one or two fins at a time. As you can see in the pics, one entire face of the coil was 100% smashed flat (it was like that when we bought the house). I worked from the top and bottom edges towards the middle. The end result is our HVAC evaporator coil has stopped freezing over, the condensing unit operates much more quietly, and the HVAC runs for half as long. Another benefit, the comb fin also digs out junk that is embedded deeply in the coil. Thus I am going to use this to clean out the evaporator coil as well.
by
    • Recommended
    20 found this review helpful
    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.
    by
    • DIY
    • Recommended
    13 found this review helpful
    Well worth the purchase!!!
    Easy to use, more time spent on removing coil fan assembly & safety protection bars.
    by
    • DIY
    • Recommended
    6 found this review helpful
    It worked well for my 1.5 ton condenser unit
    Once I figured out how to use the tool, it allowed me to straighten the fins, some being severely bent from my dogs running into the unit for 10'years. You have to take care that you line the teeth of the comb with the part of the fins that aren't bent then pull the tool up or down through them. Worked great for me!
    by
    • DIY
    • Recommended
    31 found this review helpful
    Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
    Rating provided by a verified purchaser
    by
    • Verified Purchase
    DID THE FIN CLEANING I NEEDED...
    DID THE FIN CLEANING I NEEDED
    by
    • Verified Purchase
    Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
    Rating provided by a verified purchaser
    by
    • Verified Purchase
    by
    • Verified Purchase
    by
    • Verified Purchase
    Non functional
    Teeth are too rigid to safely use on most fins
    by
    • Verified Purchase
    My radiator had narrower fins than the comb can fit....
    My radiator had narrower fins than the comb can fit. Returned it.
    by
    • Verified Purchase
    Did an excellent job of cleaning gunk out of the...
    Did an excellent job of cleaning gunk out of the fins. I had no idea there was so much on them.
    by
    • Verified Purchase
    While it worked pretty good there were some spots that...
    While it worked pretty good there were some spots that it couldn't get out. Overall though it helped a lot.
    by
    • Verified Purchase
    The tool was simple to use and very effective....
    The tool was simple to use and very effective.
    by
    • Verified Purchase
    Works well for cleaning between condenser fins, and straightening them...
    Works well for cleaning between condenser fins, and straightening them too!
    by
    • Verified Purchase
    Didn't do anything. Returned it....
    Didn't do anything. Returned it.
    by
    • Verified Purchase
    Waste of money
    This didnt separate fins. The tines are way too close together
    by
    • Verified Purchase
    Takes patience but works fantastic
    This tool works excellent if you take the proper first steps and are patient. I unscrewed and removed the top of the unit housing, fan and outer cage protecting the fins to get to all the areas. Then, I worked from left to right all around the unit straightening the fins. It's a tedious task but I'm happy I did it. I also used my leaf blower afterward to clear any dust and used ac fin foaming spray to melt all the gunk off. Rinse with a hose and then put everything back together. took 1 hour.
    by
      • Recommended
      1 found this review helpful
      Form follows function, Easy to straighten out bent fins, just swipe....
      Form follows function, Easy to straighten out bent fins, just swipe.
      by
      • Verified Purchase
      by
      • Verified Purchase
      Dont buy
      Didnt work at all on bent fins. Thry pretty much have to be almaot straight already
      by
      • Verified Purchase
      It didn't really work at all. If anything, made the...
      It didn't really work at all. If anything, made the fins worse, and tore some of them. Not happy.
      by
      • Verified Purchase
      Works okay
      The tool works okay. The spacing of the fingers are a little bigger than the fins on my unit, which has micro-fins. I was able to improve the air flow using this tool.
      by
      • Verified Purchase
      • Recommended
      by
      • Verified Purchase
      Works very well, used it or my travel trailer Colman...
      Works very well, used it or my travel trailer Colman A/C units
      by
      • Verified Purchase
      great product small price...
      great product small price
      by
      • Verified Purchase
      Objectively this tool " might " work on some cooling...
      Objectively this tool " might " work on some cooling fin units with a larger distance between the fins but for mine it was utterly useless, although it was worth the try.
      by
      • Verified Purchase
      Too big to fit between fins on a new 10,500...
      Too big to fit between fins on a new 10,500 btu a/c unit
      by
      • Verified Purchase
      Showing 1-30 of 219 reviews