Yes the handles break far too easily
After submitting a review for the actual duster part I found this separate area for the 'X-tend' and noted someone else has had problems with the handle breaking.
YES it breaks FAR TOO EASILY. The concept itself is great (extends and you can change the angle of the end where the duster is) but that is not good enough it they break so easily. I had TWO of these and BOTH broke while folding them to store away within a day of each other. Either the 'elbow' which allows you to bend the end part is too stiff and/or the whole assembly needs strengthening.
Pity as apart from that it is a good product.
Common Johnson get this fixed!
Shame they can't find a better design for the handle to stop it snapping.
The pledge duster is great, picks up most dust so is good for those quick dusts between damp dusting. The extend is great for hard to reach places up high, but also the fiddly bits in entertainment unit. However, I usually get 5 or 6 full house dusts with them before the handle snaps over the pivot. Even on opening a brand new one, you can see it is a weak spot as the plastic is usually white instead of green. I have contacted the company in the past and told them I am happy to continue buying the dusters but as the handle don't last nearly as ...long as they should I would like some replacement extend handles sent to me. I also asked them to correct the problem for future purchases. Don't think they really listened to me as they sent me a replacement short handled Pledge Duster, which I don't find particularly useful. Picks up dust, very little ends up floating around in air. Good reach range. Handles break easily. Duster refills are a bit pricey, but constantly adding new handles to that is very expensive.
Brilliant, saves bending and easily reaches high spots in the house.
Bad news is that the Pledge Duster Grab-It Xtend handle is flimsy and easily broken. Getting replacements is difficult as Coles in Western Australia no longer stock the product, neither does IGA and I am pretty sure Woolworths may not either.
I managed to buy a couple of spares when I realised this but have since broken one and am not sure where I can buy another.
Can't buy replacement handles
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