Noticed the tips of poles most have plastic threads on the ends.</SPAN>
As to many of the quick release tips that have the thread at the end which is good for lighter work. </SPAN>
When it comes to the heavier uses, these are pron to breaking or the thread slips when over tighten. </SPAN>
Here you see that there is a steel thread on this pole, same that is used for painter poles.</SPAN>
It can be used for those heavy jobs.
Believe to put this thread on the end of the pole should not be that difficult to put on. </SPAN>
All you need tool wise is a heat gun.</SPAN>
A thread that fits on painters poles, you should be able to buy them separately.</SPAN>
Two x 4 inch-100mm length and 1 ¼ inch - 32mm + 1inch – 25mm Out side diameter electrical conduit. </SPAN>
Oh pair of gloves.:)</SPAN>
What would this actual thread be useful for? I’ve replaced all my tips that were like this as they don’t fit most window cleaning tools. I think this is called an Italian? thread. And if my memory is correct - it only lets you add wooden cones.
Know what you are saying,</SPAN>
In fact all poles have this thread on tips including the WFPs.</SPAN>
At a later date will showing how to adapt your quick release tips to this thread.</SPAN>
That way you can use your normal tools on your longer WFP.</SPAN>
For getting cobwebs off high peaks and gutters etc. </SPAN>
*1. I’d have to disagree that all poles have this thread. Usually it’s just the tip shaft that is utilized. Infact most tips don’t even bother having a thread on them, it’s just a incremental shaft.
2. I’ve been doing the opposite - getting rid of this thread for others. i.e. the Garelick pole.
3. I already use normal tools on wfp’s. My choice would be the old Unger plastic tip - it also has this Italian thread on, but it’s the tip shaft that is useful for trad’ tools - not the thread, unless you use the ceiling fan attachment or perhaps the lightbulb changer.
I’ve been using the wood cone for years and it works just fine , the threads do wear out after awhile but they’re also cheap price and will last a good while…Plus I also use a plastic tip that will screw on to these threads of H-Mans design, they work great, also they almost never wear out.
Personally I don’t care for the tips that clip on, just another process to move through glass !
Plus from what I can see these are right handed threads so most type cones will screw on here in the States ! Plus your able to take off your cone to use a gutter cleaning tool ! Or a doodle bug…I really think most ends are equal to each other and they all work just fine…
But in my observation of H-Man and his threads he’s a great designer and producer, now if he can get into manufacturing I think he’ll blast off. He’s a true thinker and problem solver and can do in the field adjustments when needed !
That looks very strong. Pole tips are prone to breaking in general, as are the collars. Do I see 2 thickness
of the orange plastic, one inside the other? Are they glued together? I have some old pole
threads but I don’t know where to buy them out here. I have looked in local paint stores.
I use the Garelick and the ends almost never break off, actually I’ve never had one break off ! Heck the older poles, I just start using for gutter cleaning and most times I drop them from the top of the ladder landing flat just so I don’t need to carry them down and being super old it don’t matter if they break ( but one never has, always landing them flat ,always on grass or dirt never asphalt concrete).
The Garelick is a great pole ! Highly versatile !
Hey there Dale…
The snow and ice finally stopped and melted, the rain came ! Thank goodness…I love the rain !
I have to add - I’m a little biased & hate wooden cones. I immediately switched out the tip of the Garelick for another. I forgot about that type of swivel pad as well - probably the only use personally for the Acme! Acme thread is the right term - couldn’t think of the name, however “Italian pole thread” is very similar & used mostly for mop heads in Europe. If memory serves me correctly, Acme tools will fit on Italian threads although it is a squeeze.
I’m all for innovation, heck I’m doing it all the time - but I just find some of Hermans “inventions” identical copies of stuff already on the market (i.e. Wagtail). But keep going Herman - I’m sure you’ll hit the jackpot soon.
Merv - you said you’re pole tips break - How? Never broken one yet, even when dropping from height.
It depends on what pole we are talking about. My workers will destroy any pole tip in a short time.
I just had one I bought at a paint store break right in half. Ettore poles used to be durable although I have had them tear
through the holes. I read that they are no longer providing
pole tips for the old poles. Pole tips have improved over time. At first they would only last a few months.
Now they are much better.
Collars are another problem. They terminate any pole long before the pole breaks.
Have already adapted an Unger quick release on a straight and an angle, can be put on and off when needed. </SPAN>
The Acme thread can be used on heaver jobs.</SPAN>
As Dale said there are many tools that have Acme threads.</SPAN>
It is always handy to be able to use a variety of tools on the pole.</SPAN>
Yes there are two layers of pipe on the pole.</SPAN>
It is no glued or riveted would not hurt to put a rivet in.</SPAN>
Up to date have not had one go loose. </SPAN>
Be making a video of how it is done.</SPAN>