Most Useless Tool in Window Cleaning


#1

I thought of this topic when I was posting for the most useful tool… I can say my choice is The Tricket. Its a little scissor tool made with a small pair of squeegees primarily used for Jelousy windows (Clearly, you know these, Fla. has them everywhere). I ordered one with really high hopes (Had a huge job with jelousy windows on the schedule). This thing looked like the the ticket when it came to using it on these windows. Biggest P.O.S! I couldnt believe that I fell for it. I couldnt give that sucker away:mad:

Steve


#2

Can’t think of one thing in particular. But this post reminded me of when I started years ago. I had 5 ladder sections, a bucket, a sponge, one handle, 2 squeegee’s, a #9 blade, a pole, and a few towels. That’s all I needed. I didn’t even have a vehicle. I used to borrow my friends. Now I have a van loaded down with just about everything (except a Tricket).:slight_smile:


#3

I had this winspray boab. horrible leaked water all over the place.


#4

Ego and arrogance.


#5

Wagtail flipper! I got one in a giveaway and tried like crazy to use it but it just wasn’t to be. I know some guys swear by them but it is worthless in my opinion.


#6

About 2 years ago Unger had a BOAB that was made specifically for right handed window cleaners only. It was very slender and dark green in color. I’m a lefty so it did me no good. I’m sure I’m not the only left handed window cleaner in the world so I’m sure someone else was annoyed as well.


#7

Left handed people annoy me. JK


#8

Its all good Stud! Im a southpaw too & proud of it! After all left handed people are in there right mind:D


#9

Count me in as a lefty! I guess great minds travel in the same circles huh guys?!


#10

They do it all backwards.


#11

I don’t know what tool I have tried that was a total piece, I am sure there have been a few.

I can tell you a product- windex outdoors

They should be sued :slight_smile:


#12

CFP,
I quoted a job a few years back that the homeowner used Windex Outdoor and it wrecked her windows. She called me to give her the quote. She said that Proctor & Gamble told her to get an estimate and they would pay her for having her glass redone by a PROFESSIONAL. I thought that it was funny as hell. I gave her the quote but she never had me do the windows. She probably pocketed the $$. Her windows looked like someone threw a glass of milk on them. That stuff is a joke. They need to stick to glass endtables. Thats the only thing that Windex is somewhat acceptable to use on.

Steve


#13

Why is that?


#14

I’ve cleaned a few windows that had been “done” by the husband w/ this crap. Always an adventure:eek:


#15

Wagtail flipper & the tricket. I think both need time to get used to, but its time on the job I don’t have. The other one was the magnetic blade saver - what a joke, it dissapeared off my bucket within a week. Probably still stuck to someones fridge?


#16

To answer your question Larry,
Windex has alcohol it it which means that it dries fast. Mix that with sunlight and dirt and you have a solution that produces a ****ty job. As for the glass end tables, they are (usually) indoors and are most likely not burning hot from the sun with all the filth associated with outdoor windows. Saw a new improved version of windex while grocery shopping over the Summer that read “Now with more alochol”!:confused: LMAO! Basically what im saying is that it has very little hang time.

Steve


#17

Hey I’m a leftie too. They need to make more tools for lefties.

Lefties are usually very creative people. Look how handy it is to have a leftie in baseball.


#18

I’m a lefty too!


#19

There are more lefties around that I had originally thought. I agree that the industry could use some more tool for us lefties.


#20

I see this item to be useless…although I have never used it. I would be embarrassed to wear it.

It is the [U]splash guard[/U] for the bucket on a belt.

I cant imagine that people would even buy one.