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Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by rick trinder, Apr 20, 2013.
i need to buy my first ever pole on monday, what do you all recomend? and what size shall i get?
would reccomend the Facelift Phoenix poles, depending how high you want to go really, i have the 26ul phoenix and that does upto 3 storey houses
have a read of the review i did on the pole on this link, the review also got printed in the window cleaning magazine this month
that is the one i am leaning to!!! but 30 ft!!! but everyone says gardeners! so i'm not sure!
Well I would 100% say Gardiner. But will just get told I'm being a sheep.
22ft is a nice pole. Then you can buy a couple of extensions to make it 30 odd foot if needed
everyone will say that because thats nearly all they use and never have used the phoenix, or maybe never used another pole
gardiners have the name, its like a designer lable thing with some window cleaners,
ive used both brands, not the brand new gardiner ones, and so far the phoenix for me has won.
Main difference seems to be the clamps, people say the gardiners are rubbish, and can trap your fingers, don't have a problem with them myself and think you'd have to be doing something daft or have fingers like bananas to trap them, and the new range have improved clamps. Biggest gardiner advantage at present is you can add sections and go a lot higher, at least I think that's still the case!
the phoenix extentions will be ready for sale with in a month after talking to mike about them
There you go rick, if you go Phoenix just put your 50 foot stuff back a month! (can't find the smilies and the codes don't work!)
If you have the money go for carbon fibre.. So much easier and quicker to clean, lighter and rigid. A composite or fibre glass are hard work.. I use an slx22 but need a clx27 for a few windows and I absolutely hate the clx now I've been carbon.. But my next pole is going to be a facelift carbon pole
iv used a few makes of poles and for me gardiners are the best by a long shot clamps do spin after a while but there just about to release new ones , never used a pheonix so can comment on them they do look nice though