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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?

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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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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


Yep that loop can come up 4 or 5in.. not the same but its way low..
Posted 14 November 2018 - 08:54 PM

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You'll have trouble getting them as they sell out & you need to pre-order however at that price & now you've seen it you can make one .I can see these being excellent for overhead work with attachments as for normal use not so much as i too prefer bulls


Posted 15 November 2018 - 03:19 AM

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Try these guys. Going into northern hemisphere winter there may be less demand for that sort of thing.

https://www.ballard-inc.com
Posted 15 November 2018 - 08:49 AM

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I with my son's help made one of these. Yes mine is a poor copy of the real thing but all it cost me was some time. Robbed one side of a bullhorn brushcutter handle and the clamp from a dead brushcutter I had lying around the back of the shed. Some push bike tube to make the clamp fit. Bend the handle to suit and away you go. Funny it makes my right arm sore but my back is so much better. Had a sore back last week and happiness is having a darwin grip when your back is sore.

Cheers

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:08 PM

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Hjl can you use it vertically or just horizontally?
Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:45 PM

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Hi Country Boy

As I left the loop handle on as well I use the loop for any vertical edging I need to do. I also have a Victa tilt a cut so use that for ed

ging. The darwin's grip would have the left grip facing the ground for vertical edging making that very hard.

Cheers

hjl


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