Wagtail Question

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by rugbywolf, Nov 5, 2015.

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  1. rugbywolf

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  2. mark

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    ive tried the angle arm with my wagtails,just couldn't get on with it,thats me.
     
  3. Eric Gilliand

    Eric Gilliand Well-Known Member
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    No problems. I used to use the Erk tip (lost faith they all break) the older Wagtail angle arm and now use a Gardiner adjustable angle arm. When I first straightened the handle it took a little bit of adjustment but I found if you move a touch further away from the glass the angle of blade to glass dials in again.
     
  4. boarcity

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    i always carry a couple of the angle arms in my van, very useful especially to reach into deep sills on a pole . lifesaver really
     
  5. boarcity

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    believe if you applied heat here you could bend this into becoming an erkonomic tip . the plastic is the correct strong type

    whereas the erkonomic is made from brittle plastic waggg7.jpg
     
  6. tonyc

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    so if i was useing say a 12 ft pole with a 7inch angle adapter (brownsBRANDnz) would i still be best to still use the wagtail angle arm on end of angle adapter or does the angle adapter do the job on its own?
     
  7. daveyboy

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    I use a harris decorators pole with unger adjustable angle arm on it
    Have had no need to use any other attachments
    Eric is correct about the wagtail angle once modified
    Just means taking a couple of steps backwards more like a wfp stance
    It closes out better too i think with the 20° angle
     
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  8. boarcity

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    beauty of the angle adapter on its own is its lightweight . and another advantage of the adapter on its own you can reverse the angle quickly which is handy if you are reaching over something like bushes and want to still close out cleanly
     
  9. rugbywolf

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    OK. I think I might look at the adjustable ones, just in case. Do they all fit onto any pole and into wagtails?
     
  10. Eric Gilliand

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    From Top: Erk tip...excellent but brittle, I can't seem to get more than a few months out of them. They sit in my shed now...Wagtail Angle arm. More pronounced angle but very durable. I like it for 8 feet and under but you do have to be well away from the glass. ...note the next one where I made it shorter. I use this one especially for my Wagulater. It shortens the distance from blade to the angle. Gives better control. ... A Gardiner tool made exclusively for Peter Erken at Window Cleaning World in Sydney. Replicates precisely the Erk tip but with the added advantage of altering to whatever angle is required. I've epoxied it into a piece of CF and can use it on its own or in any of my Reach-It poles. The short one is a small camera pole. The other is the camera pro pole (8ft) and I can also use it in my 25ft Mini... Very versatile.
     

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