Unger Swivel Lock

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by gladtay, May 12, 2015.

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  1. gladtay

    gladtay Newcomer
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    Just bought one off these for use on a pole , I understand you can move it the lock it into position but if you just leave it untightened should it swivel as you use it and move as you move the pole , also can't seem to work out what the black button under the tightening screw is for , is this a lock
    Would post a picture but still tying to work that one out , cheers
     
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  2. fenderjaguar

    fenderjaguar Well-Known Member
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    If it's the regular 30 degree angle version, I don't think it's for swiveling use on the end of a pole (I'm probably wrong though). It's just that I've never been able to get mine to swivel on a pole. The 0 degree angle version is another story, it swivels great on the end of a pole, though obviously can't be used with the pole at a steep angle.

    Though I don't really use poles much, tbh, I hate cleaning with a pole and only do it when there is no alternative.

    Oh also, my 30 degree swiveloc required a great deal of sanding just to swivel in my hand. Typical unger, needed modding as usual, can't understand how they let them leave the factory as virgin as that.

    Oh also, the lock button isn't very good on some. It's basically just a centre position marker, then you tighten up with it in that position. It doesn't really have all that much strength on its own
     
  3. daveyboy

    daveyboy Legend
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    I use the 0° on a pole for over conny roofs..sanded it and have it loose so i can fan a window on the pole with no detailing
    The 30° is only good as a long handle really
     
  4. daveyboy

    daveyboy Legend
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    The 0° on a pole with an adjustable crank is excellent to pole any high window from the ground then wrap cloth round the pole without the squeegee to detail the top edge to prevent runs
    I'll do a vid in a mo
    Just have it lose enough to move under pressure so you can angle the squeegee so you don't get lines
     
  5. gladtay

    gladtay Newcomer
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    Thanks will c if it loosens off a bit or will give it a sand , cheers for all who took time to rely ,
     
  6. daveyboy

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    This is how i use a 0° swiveloc
    Taking my time to show you but usually do it a lot quicker
    Just have to twist the pole a touch each time to get the channel to point slightly downwards on the side not touching the frame to avoid lines on the glass

     
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