A shame they didn’t think to give it a built-in attachment for attaching it to things, like a bike wheel quick-release, so you could hand-tighten it to “mostly tight” then just flip a lever to lock it in. Needing a tool to attach a handle to my tool would make me feel like a tool.
@ebatch Maybe that works for some people, but my tool doesn’t respond well to that kind of treatment.
Or, just in case you weren’t intending the double entendre, there is no “just wrench”, there is only “spend 15 minutes looking for the right wrench then 5 minutes gradually making it misshapen with the close-enough-to-work wrench”.
@ebatch@ravenblack That’s why the green tool handles they sold are excellent. They have an included allen wrench, which is stored in the on-board storage location for easy attachment and removal. Best thing ever for shoveling snow [barring my pickup truck and snowplow.
/giphy snow plow
@PooltoyWolf I feel you- we had 2 Sasha and Ivan [the names just felt right], back when in NYS, you had to get a wildlife permit from the NYDEC to own them.
They were funny, cute and loveable, but also natural born tunnel snakes- I had to rescue them from all the nooks and crannies they found, that we didn’t even know we had.
I once had to cut open the back of one of our upholstered armchairs to get one of them out of it.
Then again, they probably wouldn’t have gotten stuck if it weren’t for the bell and collars we kept on them to make it easier to avoid stepping on them.
/giphy ferret playing
@PooltoyWolf Ours were also always sweet and a joy to have around.
I likened them to kittens who never really grew up- they played nearly constantly, until they were exhausted, then collapsed wherever they were at the moment.
Thanks for the memory jog.
/giphy playful ferret
@Knightp@stinks I bought the set of 2 shown above from Meh last month & stated at the time that this might be the least MEH product I’ve ever bought after using it. The current model, I’m not so enamored about…I just can’t un-see the image of a porn-star waiting to get fluffed!!!
I’m 140 years old and have osteoarthritis in all my joints at least twice, and this will be really handy for giving me the extra leverage I need to lift up my broom while I sweep the floor.
Seriously though, this thing kinda makes sense in the position shown in the photos if it’s on a shovel, as it’ll help you lift, but the only way this might help with a push broom is if you put it at the top and used it to keep your wrist straighter while pushing/pulling.
I bet you’d look really cool with two of these attached as extensions on your mountain bike handlebar. Think of the possibilities. High rise handlebars. Twisted forward for that streamlined aerodynamic look…
@RedOak I love it. I like that this both seems like a good idea (I hate leaning forward on a bike - I don’t actually need to do this because my bike already has cruiser-bars, but if it didn’t I’d seriously consider it), and inadvertently draws attention to how bad the product is; that handlebars have padding-grips on them and this handle that’s supposed to be ergonomic does not.
First off I think It is not for brooms though you can use there, more for shoves does help in lifting. Second I think it would work better turned around . Not real bad ideal Meh has sold a lot more stupid products.
Bought a snowblower on friends advice. Runs great without no trouble and it’s well over 10 yrs old. Only thing is the handles are about 4-6” too low for me ( I’m tall). It’s an issue on the turns at the end of the driveway…lower back and hips really feel it. Called the company years ago asking for an extension kit and their response was “we don’t have one and have been making the snowblower the same way for 50 years.”. To which I responded, “ People’s average height has gone up in the past 50 years, you may want to have higher handles”. See on new models that they do have higher handles.
These handles MAY help if I can jury rig something to lift the snowblowers drive and auger lift handles. Jury’s out, but for $20 worth a try.
If you’re tall and buying a snowblower get one with high handles.
please contact me asap as i can bend a crud piece of metal and put a sticker on it for 50cents a piece! u could 2fortuesday at a low low 5 bucks - cheaper than this! I’ll even ship it to Texas for free! Assembled in the US! Sticker printed from my printer on recycled material so its green! can paint them purple for additional 5 cents!