The tools unique design uses a side to side sweeping motion rather than the traditional forward and back motion. This side to side sweeping motion encourages one to stand upright and the use of a straight wand rather than the traditional "S" or "J" wand system used with traditional tools. These tools have found great favor with contract cleaners for their ability to increase productivity and detail tight places. The flexible neck permits the tool to flex 90 degrees to the wand. This permits the tool to vacuum across the tool width, vacuum end on, or to vacuum vertical surfaces with equal effectiveness. This 18" Carpet tool excels at carpet cleanup -- easily navigating around and under furniture.
Fits 1.5" (38mm) friction fit wands. Sold 1 each, black color.
The patented Sidewinder tool series was developed by an experienced
contract cleaner seeking to increase his associates
productivity by changing from the traditional push pull motion
utilized with conventional cleaning nozzles to a vertical design
which accommodates sweeping in an arc similar to what one
would have done when mopping.
The flexible neck permits the Sidewinder tool to find the surface
being cleaned regardless of the angle. This benefit is especially evident
when cleaning above the floor as the tool adjusts to the surface and angle of the
wand rather than your associate always having to adjust their posture or arms to keep
the tool level to the surface.
Available in both 32mm (1.25”) and 38mm (1.50”) cleaning wand connection sizes, Sidewinder
tools are available in designs for carpet, hard floor, upholstery, vertical walls, and
elevated horizontal surfaces. The Sidewinder series is available in tool lengths of 20cm
(8.0”) 38cm (15.0”) and 45cm (18”) as plush natural fill brushes or as a scallop bottom brushless carpet tool.
Increase Productivity: An individual cleaning with a traditional 14” floor brush, carpet tool,
or upright vacuum will typically clean 2,500 to 2,700
square feet of space per hours. The arc shaped sweeping
motion resulting from the vertical presentation of the Sidewinder
allows an individual to effectively double the surface area per hour by
expanding the width of the cleaning path. The flexible neck lets the tool
moves through this area perfectly aligned to the cleaning surface for more
effective cleaning in a single pass. The Sidewinder tools are ideal for backpack,
for use with central vacuums, wet and dry canister vacuums, and the
developing market for cart mounted vacuum systems.
Better Detailing. The easier a tool is to use the more effective the cleaning. The vertical
presentation of the Sidewinder as compared to the horizontal presentation of conventional
tools permits access to areas traditional tools can’t reach. The extended low profile easily
passes under cabinets, shelves, and chair trolleys. A Sidewinder tool can pass into
tight spaces between wall and cabinets, desks, chairs, and tables eliminating the need to
move furnishings to effectively clean. The Sidewinder tapered profile finds its way under and
around electrical cords, computer wires, television cords, and telephone leads under desks
in your home or office cleaning areas often neglected with traditional tools. The Sidewinder
will result in faster more effective detailing resulting in a satisfied client or home owner.
Upright posture: A comfortable erect standing posture is encouraged by the unique
vertical presentation and flexible neck of the Sidewinder tools. This erect posture results in
more user comfort as one cleans open spaces and is fully recognized as one cleans in and
around home or office furnishings. The flexible neck allows one to stand comfortably upright
and extend well beyond the depth one would encounter cleaning under a desk. When used
with a backpack the Sidewinder eliminates the need for bending down to get under desks
which results in back strain as the weight of the backpack leaves your hips and transfers to
your lower back. This same advantage can be captured with tank vacuums through the
use of a slightly longer hose.
Best practice: We believe a telescopic wand
element is a must to get the full benefit of your
Sidewinder tool. The telescopic wand allows one to
adjust the wand to the users height and realize the full
benefit associated with the Sidewinders flexible neck design.
Adjusting the wand height to fit the personal profile of
the user encourages the upright posture necessary to realizing
the full benefit of the Sidewinder design. A straight wand system
with the hose draped over the shoulder of the user is ideal when cleaning with a Sidewinder floor nozzle.
The traditional curved end forces one to push the wand system
further from their body as it passes through the tools arc reducing
productivity and user comfort. The use of light weight aluminum
telescopic also maximize the above the floor cleaning advantages
of the Sidewinders design.