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Just received wagtail combi and I aint impressed with the quality

the washer pads look too small not good quality and are definetly smaller than ones on willies vids.

Small erkenomic flex pole is not even straight.

blue clips to hold pad are smaller than on his vid

Spent about £80 feel like I have been ripped off on quality alone.

Havent used them yet so maybe they will perform better than they look

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Not good mate!! Hope it works ok

 

Just been on youtube looking at them, they look good.

I'm interested to see how you get on with it cause i've just ordered the jetstream and orbit and paid £53 with delivery so hope its as good as it looks.

 

Let us know how you get on with it, are you gonna use it tomoz?

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I had a right good play with a wagtail, then stuck it on a pole, on a training course earlier this year.....

 

Found it really really good, and took to it like a duck to water, tried to get a couple of my trad mates to get one as they both were struggling with windy conditions, but they aren't experimenters and just weren't bothered lol

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Just received wagtail combi and I aint impressed with the quality

the washer pads look too small not good quality and are definetly smaller than ones on willies vids.

Small erkenomic flex pole is not even straight.

blue clips to hold pad are smaller than on his vid

Spent about £80 feel like I have been ripped off on quality alone.

Havent used them yet so maybe they will perform better than they look

Which one did you get? And with the cleaninh pads I made my own straight away as I thought tue same so I decided to make a pad out of 2 of my ettore porcupine applicators.

 

And the ergo pole id so that you have an easy operation and handling either at height or bottom windows.

 

Works a treat and jobs a good'un

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Its just fantastic upgrade fella and flip the pad round to the top of the frame instead of under slung, trust me

 

If you dont have the porcupine s or never tried them, how did you get by lol

 

Thats what I thought, well worth the cash and last ages to and havent used a scapper for ages either.

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Yeah its dogeared works a treat fella and the channel ia punched mate but whenever you change the rubber just give it a knock it is firm and doenst move plus dog earing helps keep it steady to.

 

I have a few waggy's now including complete with porcupine diy pads

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The original pads are ok to get used to but the porcupine pads I simply open the ends on two of them and simply stitch together.

 

I swap my rubber out as I dont like the red ones I just use unger soft rubbers, works a treat

 

The pad size is totally depending on what you need, I have porcupine s on all of mine and velcro fastening to top of frame, can do windows in seconds

 

I have 8, 10, 14, 22 inchers and I dont carry a bucket of water anymore either I have 5 bottles of water with my solutions just use what I need and not wasting anything etc and thats me oh and me poles an unger 3 section tele and a harris and if I need anything bigger ill cross that bridge when I come to it.

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Sounds like a sweet set up mate thanks for sharing that to help me on my wagtail journey

To be honest no bucket of water sounds daft but it helps save loads of water and its always clean when I apply it.

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Do you make the porcupine pads larger mate and what rubber do ya find works the best?

The pads on vids definitly bigger is it even worth using original pads?

Take a look at my post "Working with a Wagtail". You might find someting of interest there.

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Yeah its dogeared works a treat fella and the channel ia punched mate but whenever you change the rubber just give it a knock it is firm and doenst move plus dog earing helps keep it steady to.

 

I have a few waggy's now including complete with porcupine diy pads

Years ago most windys punched the back of the channel in order for it to hold the rubber in place, this was quick. However, since moving across to dog-earring, I have stopped this practice because the punched channel does not hold the end of the rubber in place, when, as you often have to do, you force the channel to the side into the edge. I also cut the rubber slightly short so that I can stretch it when attaching the end clips, to take out any slack, which I find helps alot.

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