Due to countless imported versions of this 12 inch, two jet, S bend classic wand we are now offering two front to back width options to provide a fit that does not stress the glide and seals well along the bottom edge.
You can use a slide rule, a metric measuring tape or ruler, digital calipers or a simple stack of US quarters to determine what fit you need.
Keep in mind all of these wands are made by hand and they will all vary by a millimeter or three.
A US Quarter is 1/16th thick, so if your outside lip to outside lip measurement is 9 quarters thick go with the Standard Fit, if it’s ten quarters or larger buy the Wide Fit.
And just to make it more confusing, the Westpak “762” look nearly identical to the AW29 but has a different lip design and comes with a WP branded /trigger valve.
Check out this video showing how well our AW Glide with our Extender Benders works..
Slot Glides- The best choice for dirtier carpet that has debris in or on it and for cleaners who prefer some resistance or grab at the carpet to wand interface. Also, our Slots have recessed bridges so there are no lines left in the carpet when the glide is new. As the face of the Glide wears down the bridges can be recessed again with a knife, razor or Dremel tool. FYI, 80% of our Glide sales are Slots.
Hole Glides- The easiest to push and the best, cleaners with back pain, elbow, wrist, and shoulder issues and for those wanting the quickest dry times. Holes are also great for cleaning area rugs on location as the rug won’t lift up as you clean the edges and corners. Holes are the best choice for wool carpet and rugs. Dry soil removal prior to wet extraction is a must in most cases. The best choice for portable extractors too!
Hybrid Glides- Fits in between the two above, easier (some say much easier) to push than a Slot but dries slower than a Hole. Wands with large vacuum chambers such as Evolutions, SharpShooters, AW29s and the PMF “Machs” perform noticeably better with a Hybrid. Some debris can be extracted through the slot portion of the vacuum pattern, unlike our Hole pattern, but dry extraction is still recommended. This style leaves lines on some pile types and may need to be groomed after cleaning.
How to install a External Fit GreenGlide
• A warm glide installs easier than a cold glide and is less damaging to the glide. We suggest boiling the glide in a large pot of water for 10-20 minutes. Teflon has a melting point of over 500º, so there is no need to be concerned that you will melt the glide.
• QUESTIONS or CONCERNS with the installation or use of your glides? Call GreenGlides @ 775-552-5429
(Hammering or force fitting the Glide will void it’s warranty)