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Darwin's Grip Whipper Handle
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Using a loop handle whipper for any length of time kills my lower back now - so I've got the Ego whipper but find myself using a bull handle Honda whipper most of the time - but I know it's quicker to just grab a loop handle and get going - so I've been thinking about getting a local engineering shop to fab a better grip up but haven't got around to it -and then this drops in my youtube list:-

 

 

the website is here:-

 

https://www.darwinsgrip.com/

 

don't know if they ship here but I'm going to send them a query.


Posted 06 November 2018 - 06:45 AM

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looks interesting - cant see how to do overseas shipping?

might be easier to fab one up


Posted 06 November 2018 - 07:41 AM

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Croc, I only have D handle shaft gear but always take the D handle off.

All the gear is of the multi tool design for conveniacne & adaptability.

I simply use a webbing loop strap that slips over the trimmer head & slides down to the coupling.

It doesn't slip, gives you correct posture as u can hold it at your desired length, & u can rotate the machine from horizontal to verticle with the twist of the wrist. Using the Darwin grip looks painful for doing vertical edges.

 

I do see an advantage with it if your doing blade stick edging, where u need to use slight downward pressure. Also, if u were doing lots of horizontal slashing, this would be better than a strap, due to its ridigiity.

 

Still looks good Croc, go for it & give us a review  :D

 

Cheers Fred.


Posted 06 November 2018 - 08:33 AM

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Horizontal slashing, always bull handle for me. That thing looks like a bull handle minus 1 horn  :) Yanks dont seem to use bull handles much at all.


Posted 06 November 2018 - 05:10 PM

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No reply to my email query about shipping to OZ - but it's got me thinking again about making it here - the coupling is just a standard bull handle mount - and the tube bending seems pretty easy to get done locally from an online search.


Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:27 PM

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That looks awesome!


Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:29 PM

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Has anyone bought and got one of these in Australia?

I think I need one.

Cheers

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 09:53 AM

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$102.75 US (approx $150AU) shipped to Darwin, sure you need one?


Posted 10 November 2018 - 12:24 PM

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$102.75 US (approx $150AU) shipped to Darwin, sure you need one?

$US44.95 + nearly $60 shipping and handling - don't think so - there's a guy down the road from me has a little backyard second hand OPE business - all I need to start with is a set of bull handles with coupling from a wreck. 


Posted 10 November 2018 - 01:08 PM

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$102.75 US (approx $150AU) shipped to Darwin, sure you need one?

Did you get a response from the company Drew? I've had no reply to 2 emails and there's masses of comments on that Youtube vid saying the guy's pretty flakey with the customer communication - doesn't inspire confidence when ordering from here.


Posted 10 November 2018 - 01:55 PM

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Did you get a response from the company Drew? I've had no reply to 2 emails and there's masses of comments on that Youtube vid saying the guy's pretty flakey with the customer communication - doesn't inspire confidence when ordering from here.

I didnt actually order one, just went thru the sale process to see how much it would cost. No need to speak with sellers 99.9% times, no different than ordering from boats net for honda bits.


Posted 10 November 2018 - 02:45 PM

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wow $150 au is slowing me down.

Is anyone going to get one made here and how much does that cost?

Cheers

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 05:19 PM

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They have over exaggerated the stance by lowering the loop handle to make it look worse,replace the loop with a taller D handle slide it up to where it should be and you won't be leaning over so much


Posted 11 November 2018 - 02:45 PM




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