Carpet Cleaning Issues - Carpet construction, upholstery cleaning, stain removal, equipment, events, etc.
HAND TOOL WANTED
Posted by leerob695 (leerob695), 20 February 2004hi just set myself up with machine van etc but my hand tool is leaking badly tried fixing it but no good
so i am looking for a basic hand tool at a decent price if you have got one please get in touch
Posted by Dave_Lee (Dave_Lee), 21 February 2004For carpets or upholstery? Portable or TM.
Ive got one you could use for either and is siutable for a portable machine. Stainless Steel, £45.. Mint, never been used.
Posted by leerob695 (leerob695), 21 February 2004cheers dave yes it is for a portable machine an altec aqua 40
Posted by Dave_Lee (Dave_Lee), 21 February 2004You want it? If so send me a private message with details.
Posted by leerob695 (leerob695), 27 February 2004im still looking for handtool
Posted by jmj (jmj), 28 February 2004The best thing to do is reach deep into your pockets and buy the cfr combo tool,money well spent i think.
Posted by leerob695 (leerob695), 3 March 2004ok no second hand ones available
where is the best place to get a reasonable new one for about 100 quid?
Posted by ALEXDH (ALEXDH), 3 March 2004Hi
This one wont be too bad for a starter should come in under your budget good on edges of carpet i find and a general scrubber handtool for tight spaces hen you need to get on your knees,but as advised it may be worth spend another 80 or so and get a cfr, better for upholstery, when your new like us you want to keep overwetting to a minimum.
Hope thats helps
Posted by Dynafoam (Dynafoam), 4 March 2004Leerob,
The tool Alex sugested will cost a lot more than £80 more, but should recieve your serious consideration.
Your £100 budget will not provide both an upholsery tool plus one suitable for carpet detailing, rugs,stairs etc.
But the CFR tool, with a set of easy-change jets will give you an excellent upholster tool which, with change of jet will be suitable for carpet spotting and detailing.
I would not wish to clean rugs or stairs with something so small, but rumour has it that a widermouthpiece is soon to be released.
Remember that a good quality handtool will last many years.
Posted by ALEXDH (ALEXDH), 4 March 2004I can't get on the amtech site but i think 180 should get this tool
What are you fellas paying for them.
Posted by RAINBOW69 (CATMAN), 5 March 2004If you want a good quality tools for carpet & upholstery, try www.westpakusa.com. I bought one from this company for £42 including delivery. The quality is excellant. I am a time served engineer, and the machining and finish is incredable for this price, Ashys have an equivalant tool at £115+VAT
Think outside the UK for such purchases, there are many sites on the web who want business. The last order I place with ASHBY's they say free shipping yet charged £12. Not worth the hassle to get back, but know where I'm shopping in future.
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