What is the best angle adaptor for the Excelerator in your opinion?


#1

I was doing a job today with my Excelerator, working on high, deep sills, and I was having a ton of difficulty closing out. I have an angle adaptor, but it is of the cheap plastic variety, and there was enough play in the joint to make the Excelerator hard to maneuver at about 12 or 13 feet up.

So I began searching for an angle adapter for my Unger pole. I’m thinking of an extremely stable, easy to use, durable, light option. I’ve seen a couple online, and one in particular on a video by Christopher Dawber looks fantastic, (the white one): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIjaOC0mpKY . I also like that this has a rear threaded portion for a second tool.

But he doesn’t include the actual product name or model as far as I can tell.

Moerman has one, but it looks a little lightweight, and potentially flimsy. Any reviews of that, or does anyone have a favorite angle adaptor for the Excelerator?


#2


The white one is the old Whack adaptor with threaded cone from Reach-it. Well gone.

I have the Moerman one and although lightweight is very useable. Apparently they have a new longer one due for release. I use the Excelerator at 10° with a couple of notches of forward angle on the adaptor. Very ‘ledger’ like in operation.


#3

This one however is my favourite. It’s a Gardiner/Peter Erken Design. Very strong and durable. Only available as far as I know from Peter’s store in Oz …


#4

Thanks @evgilliand! I think I’ll try both.


#5

I like that flip lock adjustable angel adaptor, I’ve seen you post of it before but just noticed the flip lock on it Eric.


#6

Yeah, just ordered the Moerman angle adaptor, but that Gardiner one is VERY interesting to me. They have a Gardiner CLX-8 pole that seems to have the same Gardiner Erkonomic head (I think it’s called), partially carbon fiber, 8" foot, flip clips, for about $140. I’ll treat myself to that one after a few more jobs and try out the Moerman in the meantime.

@evgilliand I’m wondering if you can tell us how the extra counter-angle affects performance. I can conceive how it might make the angle on the rubber more consistent in the process of closing out, and disperse the weight more evenly while you hold it, because the pole can afford to be a couple degrees more vertical. Is that your impressions of using it?


#7

If you use the negative angle to bring the angle back to 0° or even a few more negative degrees it allows smooth action on storefronts or large domestic glass down to knee height and sometimes lower. I find it aids in keeping the handle at the correct distance from the glass (as you do automatically in hand almost without thinking about it). Your observations also are spot on. I find a short pole with either Wagtail or Moerman flipper pad tools to be much better ergonomically. Using both hands saves the strain on wrist and forearm that is inevitable when using these heavier tools in hand.