Years ago I bought a rubber brush for the shop at a garage sale.
I used to see something like it at the wood shows.
I haven't seen them in years at the shows.
Mine is wearing at the collar where it attaches to the pole, and my
other one (cheapie version) broke today. The cheapie had plastic
carrier, while the older higher quality one is all rubber exterior and
possibly steel molded in..
Has any one gone to the shows this year and seen these guys show up with
the brooms. They really are better than a regular broom.
You mean the green one with the curved "bristles"? Made in Germany?
I bought one at the Kitchener Ontario wood show last year (2012 I
think) It's great for sweeping snow of the Trex front porch too. - as
well as taking snow off the cars.
I think it is called a "broom rake" - Can't remember the manufacturer
or distributor but it is similaer to the one offered by eurolux in OZ.
Bristles appear to be a plastic polymer of some description, they are
embedded in wood, entire extension handle is metal except for some
rubber gaskets. It is indeed made by Fritze in Germany, but no longer
appears to be on the Lee Valley site.
The system will be down for 10 days for preventive maintenance.
On Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 4:58:58 PM UTC-5, FrozenNorth wrote:
The text at the website reads:
"Used in a raking motion, it is particularly useful when sweeping rough or uneven surfaces;"
I have had numerous push brooms over the course of time and I have always found them to do a much better job when used in a raking motion as opposed to pushing. Only downside is that your shoes get really dirty.
Not to state the obvious, but rotating the broom head 180 degrees on
occasion takes advantage of the 'set' in the bristles to bring new life
into a push broom. Usually when I find I'm pulling versus pushing to get
the floor swept, it is time to rotate.
I'm a 'pusher' but of course if you prefer pulling, the same logic applies.
Might I suggest GOOP (or related silicone epoxy product)?
GOOP sticks to rubber (and everything else) and has some flexibility. It
fixes rubber soled shoes, and whatever I, or the "butler" have thrown at it.
I believe I have a couple of those rubber brushes myself. Looks a bit
like a push broom, only smaller and with a hundred rubber "bristles".
Last one I had the head got disconnected and it tumbled off the roof and
is buried in pine straw somewhere.
2 for $20 at the home shows.
Mine (purchased at a home show, years ago, too) is called a Wonderbroom, m
ade in South Africa. The only place I found it online shows the price in R
ands ... and who knows what the shipping costs would be or the estimated sh
ipping time! Good luck. Others I've seen offered are not REAL rubber, bu
t plastic and with handles not up to the tasks at hand.
On Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 10:00:35 PM UTC-5, woodchucker wrote:
On 1/25/2015 8:08 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Personal Opinion: While yo can spend a lot of money on a broom, the
best way to clean the floor in your shop or garage is a leaf blower.
While the best of brooms always leave some fine material behind the leaf
blower quickly removes everything, and leaves a cleaner floor.
I understand and am not saying a leaf blower will clean a floor around
the table saw with a half inch of saw dust, but it will allow you to
clean the corners that you can not get at with a broom.
Like anything it takes a little technique and practice to do the job
right, but the better cleaning is worth it. I do not know the last time
I used a broom to clean the garage.
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