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    Wide v Standard combs

    I've only ever used standard, would it be worth getting wides?
    They seem to have become favoured over the last few years.
    Has anyone tried them but not been impressed

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    Re: Wide v Standard combs

    Can't imagine not using them.
    Different when you start....but you soon get used to it.
    Lack of skill and age more of an issue.

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    Re: Wide v Standard combs

    Wide all the way especially now there not to sticky. Just watch the tendons if your tailing lambs!
    I doubt you'll ever go back to narrow once you've tried wide.

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    Re: Wide v Standard combs

    After using wide combs for shearing you'll never go back , tend to still use standard combs for dashing dirty lambs but that's about it !

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    Re: Wide v Standard combs

    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    I've only ever used standard, would it be worth getting wides?
    They seem to have become favoured over the last few years.
    Has anyone tried them but not been impressed


    Throw them away and get the wide ones!!


    I feel sick just thinking about shearing with narrow combs........ gave up belly clipping and tailing with them years ago too
    If in doubt, yank it out!

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    Re: Wide v Standard combs

    Wide coombs
    Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.

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    Re: Wide v Standard combs

    As wide as you possiably can get away with!!! Your narrow ones will do for dagging

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    Re: Wide v Standard combs

    No need for a poll then

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    Re: Wide v Standard combs

    wide combs work well but with so many to pick from would pay to ask around .. standard combs i hate tend to use combs around 92-94 mm wide started off with 87mm

    http://www.highwayshearing.co.uk/combs?product_id=60
    not a bad comb used them quite a bit

    alot depends on how open your sheep are as to type of combs etc etc

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    Re: Wide v Standard combs

    Wide everytime standard are good for dagging but once your used to the extra width you will shear even more sheep in a day
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    Re: Wide v Standard combs

    Heiniger charger is a good allround comb not too wide for dagging but plenty wide enough for shearing does depend a bit on what your shearing bigger open wooled sheep will stand bigger tack but for most 95mm is ample

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