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Which wagtail? Need help

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Ackroyd_82

Hi all. So I’m just starting to do some commercial trad pole work. 

I have 19 years experience as a domestic window cleaner. Never really used a pole though apart from the odd velux here and there. 

 

Question is - what is the best wagtail to use for pole work? I will try start off with a 14 inch. But would I use the slimline flipper, the pvc flipper, or the new high flyer? What is so different about the high flyer? 

Or should I scrap all those and just get the liquidator? 

And is the wagtail angle arm essential? 

 

Thanks. 

 

 

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High-tower

I’m not a massive fan of the liquidator, but it is much more versatile than the wagtails. 

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albootyerbaws

wagtails dont hold a lot of water its only a thin pad & if the windows are bad you will be dipping it in the bucket all the time.

threw the pad away & sometimes use the wagtail  blade. 

 

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Incheck

The high flyer is my choice for ground level work but need a spray bottle as it holds next to no water. Angle arm is a very handy tool, unless you’re 6”4 definitely get one. For pole work the only real answer is the moerman excelerator with fliq pad


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Ackroyd_82
6 hours ago, Incheck said:

The high flyer is my choice for ground level work but need a spray bottle as it holds next to no water. Angle arm is a very handy tool, unless you’re 6”4 definitely get one. For pole work the only real answer is the moerman excelerator with fliq pad


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So is the excelerator the best thing now? If so I will get one. Btw what rubber do you use? 

Is the excellerator putting the wagtail out of business now? 

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Incheck
So is the excelerator the best thing now? If so I will get one. Btw what rubber do you use? 
Is the excellerator putting the wagtail out of business now? 

The exelerator is a great tool. Rubber is the liquidator. Wagtails are brilliant tools but hold very little water. I use about 5 different squeegee types they are all good for certain things


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Nudel

I can warmly recommended the moerman f*liq. An excellent tool for pole work. 

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mike007

10inch Moerman flick is my suggestion

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HBM

I don't do very much pole work but I need to get more this season. I've been using the Excelerator with the 14" and 12" for a bit now but I ordered a 10" and a 14" Wagtail High Flyer. I want to see if the High Flyer is better for closing out on deep sills, which are very common due to the thick and well insulated walls in Alaska.

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