Wagtailer Mod group

Discussion in 'Tutorials & DIY' started by H MAN, Aug 1, 2015.

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  1. H MAN

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  2. boarcity

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    the other makes of squeegee never get modified

    its a strange fact of the 21st century that its only the Wagtail that was "chosen"
     
  3. H MAN

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    Don't know how many people ask about which model type they should get that is why we started with what they look like.
    At least you will know which one to get.
     
  4. H MAN

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    We have pictures of different Wagtail models.
    So to identify the one you have or want.
     
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    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>WHY??<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    People have asked me in the past.
    WHY do these modifications.
    In my early twenties had an indusial accident leaving the right hand with restricted movement at the wrist.
    When starting out window cleaning at 46.
    Found that using a standard squeegee was never going to happen.
    As it was too restrictive because of injure had earlier in life.
    At this time had discovered Wagtail Squeegee, it was a yellow two piece disc on wider channel (Orbital).
    This did make it easy to use (HOWEVER)
    Still it did not work quite right as hands were cramping, shooting pain in wrist forearms which extended to the shoulders.
    Not long after discover was getting Arthritis hands, fingers.
    Have also developed a handle you grip – less, avoiding those times you get cramping from gripping a small diameter handle all the time.
    So hope everyone will understand why we do this.

    Just hope it will help other people that may be in the same situation.
     
  6. keefo

    keefo Well-Known Member
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    I cramp up between thumb and index finger, not sure if it's a tendon in there or not.
     
  7. H MAN

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    Yes that is because the squeegee handle has a small diameter handle.
    If you make the top end of the squeegee handle wider near the squeegee channel.
    Wrap some sort of material around the top part on the handle.
    this will give you a wider grip.( between the index finger and thumb)
    Will feel the difference give you a more comfortable grip
     
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    H MAN thanks for sharing all your info on here :thumbsup:
     
  9. tonyc

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    i cant afford a wfp system yet so for now i am getting a 28ft pole and a wagtail orbital flipper. with this i hope to be a able to clean high windows
     
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