Tongs under spring tension. Remove tong clip carefully while holding tongs
shut. Do not allow tongs to snap open!
Thank you for choosing GUTTER SENSE™ the revolutionary new gutter tool
that makes rain gutter cleaning a safe, simple, quick and easy task. Your
tool is fully warranted against defects for 1 year and properly cared for
should provide many years of service.
Screw socket firmly onto extension pole of the proper length to reach
gutter. Do not twist body of tool to tighten! Adjust socket angle so base of paddles run flush along bottom of
gutter. Wrap pull-line around hand so you can pull it while supporting
pole with both hands. Keep pole perpendicular to gutter while standing far
enough away from wall to be clear of falling debris.
GUTTER SENSE™ is designed for gutters with supports spaced at least 16
inches apart. If you encounter closer spaced supports, partially close
tongs before lowering the tool into gutter. Those having gutters with
external supports can skip the following. Lower tongs part way into gutter
and move tool left or right until outside surface of tong bumps into
gutter support. If inside of tong contacts support, lift tool over it to
avoid grasping it and continue to locate support with outside surface of
tong. Now lower tool into debris and pull cord to gather. Lift tool out of
gutter while maintaining tension on rope and release debris where you want
it to fall. Reenter same space, locate opposite support and repeat
process, then move on to next space.
If you want to collect debris, a plastic sheet spread on the ground is
handy. Residue tends to collect by downspouts during a rain. Check around
downspouts from time to time after a rainfall to keep gutters running free
all season long - it only takes a few minutes.
Tongs may be angled forward to grasp out of reach lightweight objects.
Be sure to use a pole long enough to be able to reach the gutter while
holding the pole with both hands (base of pole about mid-body). Do
not use GUTTER SENSE™ from a ladder because both hands are required to
operate the tool. GUTTER SENSE™ is built light to handle well on a
long pole. Use care not to apply excessive angular force to the
tongs that could break your tool. So avoid dropping it, whipping the
pole trying to dislodge trapped debris, forcing the tongs down into hard
packed debris, yanking or twisting during use. Two story use requires extra care owing to the
longer pole. Practice on a lower gutter first if
possible. Do not cycle the tool rapidly in quick
This can cause excessive heat on the monofilament line which can damage
the plastic redirect points.
Lubricate the monofilament line as needed only with plastic safe synthetic
grease (PAO or Poly Alpha Olefin based grease works best Silicone grease
will also work). Do not use excessive
force on pull line or attempt to pick up heavy objects. Tongs may be
rinsed with water. Wear safety goggles and be extremely careful when working near electric
lines! Metal extension poles can kill upon contact with electrical lines!
Be sure to tighten angle adjustment nut after adjusting. Keep safely
stored away from small children. GUTTER SENSE™ is not for use by people
with neck problems. Second story use requires more effort to control a
long extension pole and may not be practical for certain individuals.
Additional rope is required for two-story use. Use the same or smaller
size rope. Heavy rope will interfere with the spring balance. This tool is not intended
for gutters that are inaccessible from the ground.
SEGAL MFG., INC.
P.O. BOX 231
Fox River Grove, IL 60021