Liquidator better with zero degree angle?

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  1. fenderjaguar

    fenderjaguar Well-Known Member
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    Has anyone else found they are doing better with the liquidator being used with a zero degree squeegee by hand (not on a pole?)

    When I use the liquidator with my unger 0 degree swivel lock (handle locked) by hand, it's perfect. The only problem is I don't want to do a repetitive strain injury with my wrist. With a 30 degree standard ergotech and a 40 degree (I think) contico hi rise handle, I'm having to do straight pulls on the edges of the windows. If I try to 'cut' angles at the edges, it leaves water mostly
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    It works fine in a moerman handle due to the bigger angle or in my ergotec with 14" i just move my hand away from the glass a touch more
    A modded ergotec channel gives no detailing on a 0° too..just the nature of the angle means it works well
     
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    fenderjaguar Well-Known Member
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    Sorry, can I just clarify, you're saying you think it works better with like 30 degree or with 0 degree?

    What I can't understand is I read some people saying this works better with 40 degree, but for me it seems to be completely the other way around
     
  4. daveyboy

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    The 40` handle places the channel on the glass nearer to the equivalent angle if using a 0° on a pole which is why it works well with the moerman handle
     
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  5. fenderjaguar

    fenderjaguar Well-Known Member
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    So if you were using the moerman handle by hand with no pole, you'd be adjusting it to what angle, 0 degrees ?

    I've just gone ahead and bought a moerman handle, since I can adjust it to maybe 15 or 20 degrees. Something between 0 and 30 anyway, my wrist it really starting to ache from pushing my hand forward to compensate for this. But it just works so well, I can't go back to using a 30 degree handle with the liquidator
     
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    This is what i mean about the angle of the blade on the glass with the moerman handle
     
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  7. fenderjaguar

    fenderjaguar Well-Known Member
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    But he's using the squeegee adjusted to a 30 or 40 degree angle and he's saying to move your hand further from the window.

    With me it's the other way around. Mine work perfectly at 0 degree, and if I'm using a 30 or 40 degree, it works much better when I move my hand towards the window (almost getting my knuckles wet, as he says)
     
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    Strange..but if it works..we're all different. .otherwise we'd all be boring
     
  9. H MAN

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    You have got it in one that is the angle that the channel is to the squeegee handle.
    All our squeegee handles are around 20 degrees to the channels.
    this is why not having any problems.
    Even when we modified the Moerman handle flipped it, there was a lesser angle on the handle.
    And having like this you will also less likely hood of getting RSI and generally easier to use.
    Below in the video shows how we put a lesser angle on a Wagtail handle.
    So the people that have Wagtail handle just try that, see how you go with the liquidator then?
     
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