Hi guys, looking to get my first set of tools. Should I get complete squeegees or buy the parts individually and piece them together? Or hell…is that how it even works? Forgive me if this is a stupid question. Like I said. First purchase.
@Derrick_Chandler no worries bro. I am in the same boat. There are a ton of different combos. It you read thru my gear thread or use the search bar at the top and type in set up. There are a ton of threads with different combos. These guys will give you a couple nice beginner set ups to use and from there its just trial and error and find the best set up for YOU. Only you will know what you like. But this forum and these people will definatly be able to get you going in the right direction
Just Keep It Simple
Learning how to clean like a pro is more important than a truck full of gear because if you s**k at window cleaning the newest and latest gear won’t fix that.
just to add there are veteran guys on this forum that still use what is listened here. they don’t need all the fancy new tools. they get it done just with those tools alone. so don’t really think of what @wcs listed as a beginner setup. its the get S done setup.
I’ve thrown out dozens of tools I didn’t need or use any more because Samuel’s basic kit is all I really need. I carry a 12" squeegee instead of a 10" but it’s the same basic kit.
Ettore brass with quick release handles. Everything in the kit interchangeable
Actually I use Unger brass quick release handles but I told a white lie because Unger has discontinued my favorite handle. That’s three strikes for Unger. You know what they say about three strikes, right?
No question is dumb but it’s dumb not to ask questions
I think some questions are dumb, ol school, but I ask them anyway. Haha
Your forum name says it all… JUST KIDDING!
Thanks for all the help fellas!
That’s right buddy!
I need to spend the time to make the business grow and not play around with the windows. Less time I spend on the glass the more time for the fun stuff!
Four main things most new business owners don’t consider when buying squeegees:
1- Cost of replacement rubber blades
2- How long the rubber blade will last
3- Finding the right composition of rubber for their area and season
4- Learning curve - the older stuff has stayed around for a reason.
Buy the best you can afford…and the best you can afford to replace, too. Things will break, bend, and get lost.
Sidenote: I once seen a guy trying to clean his storefront with a bottle of spray cleaner and, what looked like, a shower squeegee. Offered to come back with my gear and he said, 'I got it, thanks.'
Still, to this day, puts a smile on my face.
No shower squeegees!!!
Starting out it’s like learning to play pool with a house stick. Get good with what you can afford now and later, if you want, step into the high dollar fancy stuff.
Buy a couple of complete squeegees and see what you like. Then replace individual parts are needed.