Let’s Talk Hip Buckets
One of the most important things to know up front about hip buckets is that for the most part, many hip buckets fit selectively to their respective brand’s window cleaning tools.
With that said, this is not always the case. Click this chart to see what hip bucket your tools will work best with. Having said this, if you are brand loyal to any one particular brand and already have your tools, consider buying that brand hip bucket. If that doesn’t work for you for one reason or another, perhaps we can help you choose a more suitable hip bucket with this post.
If you are a new window cleaner or just getting out fitted with new gear, you’ll find this article very helpful. We are going to go through all of abc’s hip bucket brand options, as well as the meaning and purpose behind some characteristics that can be found on a hip bucket.
One option there is to choose from is the style by which the hip bucket attaches to your tool belt. There are a few different styles, each offering its own advantages. The first style we are going to talk about is a detachable clip style. This style is similar to most plastic clips, with a female and male end. The male end of the clip will remain on your belt, while the female end detaches completely with the hip bucket in tow. This style is great for those window cleaners who are looking to be able to completely take off and put on her or his hip bucket. A detachable hip bucket, though, does include more material in the design, which means that it will hang lower on the leg of the window cleaner.
Another style of clip is a semi-detachable style. This hip bucket is also completely removable but in a different way. The clips are essentially clipped in a loop around your tool belt. Once the clip is unhinged, nothing remains of the hip bucket on the tool belt. This style clip is helpful for window cleaners who feel more comfortable with taking the entire clip off of the tool belt, perhaps to make room for other tools.
Another style of connecting your hip bucket to your tool belt is referred to as a slide on, detachable clip, and is specific to Moerman brand. This style clip can slide your hip bucket on and off your belt, as well as give you the ability to detach the hip bucket while leaving the clip on the belt. This style also keeps the hip bucket high on your leg.
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