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I used this product for painting the gable ends of my single storey house from the ground. I am in my sixties now and had a fall off a ladder two years ago. Not a serious fall but a warning all the same. I made a mistake ordering the 7 meter pole. It was too long for what I require. I should have measured the distance from the ground to the apex of the gable BEFORE I ordered the pole. The next mistake I made was extending the two upper sections of the pole including the one that has the thread for the roller handle and leaving the bottom sections retracted. These topmost poles are very light and flimsy and I found that I could not control the roller ,it just did its own thing. I gave up and took out my ladder and the extendable paint pole that I already had and did the job with relative ease. It was only this morning that I revisited the Doca Pole and did the reverse of what I had done the previous day- I extended the bottom two poles and retracted the two upper ones until there was just the thread showing. I attached the paint roller and it was a much more sturdy job. However the gables had already been painted at that point. I also decided to try out the black plastic "thingee" with the swivel head and attach the roller to see what would happen. The angle I put it at worked perfectly and that "thingee" is a great invention But despite tightening the wheel on it it kept loosening from the pole and I had to tighten it several times in the course of getting the roller right up to the edge of the gable plinth. What that gadget can do is amazing but it is a pity that it just kept unthreading from the metal pole. I think maybe including a few instructions with the Doca Pole would not go amiss and even suggesting that it makes more sense to use the sturdier extensions at the bottom rather than the flimsier ones at the top might be helpful to those of us who wouldn't automatically think of doing that. I might have had a better experience if I had bought the correct length of pole for what I required. I did find that the top extension was too flimsy and the roller flopped about so much that I couldn't use it. However, there was much better control of the roller when I used the bottom two extensions only. The "thingee" gadget is a very good idea in theory but in practice it kept coming loose.
Hi I only received my pole on wensdsy, It feels very sturdy but when you open it out fully it gets wobally . I bought the pole to clean gutters from a ladder extension I used it yesterday I would have to say I am disappointed. in its unlocked position, The sections are quite stiff to put up or down. I added the pro gutter tool to the top but when I am twisting and turning the pole the tool at the top keeps coming loose I am only short of glueing it to the threads . But this would render the pole only for one use ie gutter cleaning, I think I will try a bit of duct tape first as a previous customer already mentioned. I think for the pole it’s self ,if it was kept meticulously clean Its extend ability would probably be a lot easier. Hovever we all no that gutter cleaning is a messy job . I think this pole is well suited for small dusting jobs that are very hard to get to from a height as my pole came with a little hairy fairy duster . I will give it a go again today but My suggestion is that any dirt or grime on the pole hinders it’s retraction and extensibility.
Bought this to use mainly with gutter cleaner tool, the pole looks well made and was used today for the first time. When almost fully extended for high gutters I found the pole rather flimsy and I was a surprised and a bit disappointed that the extension poles moved around when under moderate pressure when I expected them to be locked in to place. Therefore I had to keep bringing it down to make adjustments.
Prompt and efficient service. Fairly reasonably priced. As advertised. Although poles locked length ways - With a paint roller attachment does tend to spin. This was not the roller adapter but the actual Top two poles turn.
Im using this to wash PV panels on our shed rooves. I would like to buy replacement heads only ( brushes etc ) and cannot. They seem to be directed at domestic market for dusting and cobweb removal and window washing. I have adapted mine with a wider brush and also added a weight to get enough resistance to clean the grime. I have had some tubes pop out when they are at full extension and so may need better anchoring here. Over-all a good product though.
This is a good piece of kit but the locking features are poorly designed. When in the locked position it is a real struggle to get my finger tips under the levers to pull them outwards to allow the lock/unlock activity. I think the locking features on other brands that "twist" lock are inferior to your system but think you should look at improving your system with a ramp to lift the levers before rotating.
For painting wood surface on back of house with barn paint.Was told head does not swivel enough.Job half done more to go.Have grooves so need brush to get in grooves easier.Probably great for other jobs around house.
We used this extension pole to paint our 2 story house on the outside. We have finished and so the pole did the job. The aluminium extension poles were strong enough to put pressure on them. The gadget to fix the roller to the end pole made of plastic is flimsy and kept undoing. A tapered thread would be more desirable and the rivets could be replaced with a nut and bolt. If this was done it would be a 5 star product. BUT it did do the job so can't complain.
The pole is easy to adjust .I used it to apply stormdry cream to brickwork on gable wall of property which had restricted access for ladders , Happy with pole it saved me the cost of erecting scaffolding . I am next going to use it to clean solar panels on roof