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© Segal Mfg., Inc.

WHAT'S NEW!  April 2016

Gutter Sense has been on the market for over a decade now with tens of thousands of

units sold.  It's long overdue for revising the Gutter Sense website to make it mobile

friendly.  Hope you find this updated site useful and informative.  Your comments are

always welcome.  Use the Contact page.

 

WHAT'S NEW!  September 2009

About Gutter Sense Reviews

The other day I decided to look at what people were saying on the Internet about the

Gutter Sense tool.  There were a lot of positive comments but a few criticisms that kind of

surprised me.  I use the tool myself and can’t imagine a more simple effective means of

maintaining my gutters so it was a bit disconcerting especially when it was obvious a

couple of the critical comments were disingenuous made by someone trying to push

another product.  Of course often more negative reviews get published than positive ones

since satisfied people generally just take it for granted that they got something that did

what it was supposed to.  Since Gutter Sense is a serious injury preventing tool I felt I

should try to set the record straight.  Most negative reviews come from people who have

broken their tool.  It is made of a very strong glass reinforced impact modified nylon, but

still can be broken if not handled properly.  Please refer to the Instruction page for tips on

proper handling.

At this point more than 20,000 Gutter Sense tools have been sold.  Early on I got a few

reports of breakage (about 1 in 200). After we added ribbing and changed to impact

modified glass filled Nylon in July of 07, the incidence of reported breakage has dropped

to about 1 in 1000 - 2000 which is pretty remarkable.  Better instructions may have

contributed to that.  There is a learning curve – it takes a little practice to get used to

navigating the gutter supports, usually a couple of cleanings and then things speed up. 

I’m so used to it I can clean my 75 feet of 1-1/2 story gutters in about fifteen minutes at a

moderate fill level.  In the few years the tool has been available I’ve collected dozens of

positive testimonials.

Every tool has its limitations.  So does Gutter Sense.  If you have gutters full of cement-

like debris built up for years and two-foot trees growing out of them using Gutter Sense is

going to be a slow go.  For that I tell people to use a bent metal rod or heavy wire taped to

their pole to loosen it up first.  Then use the Gutter Sense tool to maintain your gutters

more frequently so they don’t get that way.  An unusually narrow gutter or one blocked by

excessive shingle overhang can cause access problems for the 2-1/2 inch paddles.  For

this, some users grind down the forward edge of the paddles to make them narrower

(blows the warranty though).

 

WHAT'S NEW!  JANUARY 2008

A thank you goes out to Christina Breda Antoniades and the Washington Post for helping

to spread the word about Gutter Sense with their write-up in the Sunday Source section

on the 23rd of Dec. 2007. 

WHAT'S NEW!  JULY 2007

I'm not one to rest on laurels, always keeping an eye out for ways of improving Gutter

Sense.  As a result for July 2007 I'm announcing an improvement to this nifty device. 

Gutter Sense just got tougher.  It's now being constructed of a stronger plastic, impact

modified glass filled Nylon that increases the break strength of the tool by about 1/3.  To

go with it is a new abrasion resistant factory lubricated monofilament line (re-lubricate with

any plastic-safe grease as needed to prevent wear).

 

WHAT'S NEW!  October 2005

We are honored to announce that HGTV has selected Gutter Sense™ to appear on its

nationally broadcast show "I Want That!" episode HIWT - 210.  Scheduled air times are

Nov. 2, 8:30 PM ET/PT, Nov. 3, 12:30 AM ET/PT, Nov. 6, 1:00 PM ET/PT, Nov. 6, 9:00 PM

ET/PT and Nov. 7, 1:00 AM ET/PT (check the HGTV website for any changes). 

WHAT'S NEW!  September 2004

A Testimonial From a Happy User

Every now and then I get a nice testimonial from a Gutter Sense user and recently this

one came in from John of  Forest Grove, OR.  He was kind enough to let me post it.

Hello again! Last fall we bought two Gutter Sense units and love them.  In fact, we are

such a believer in the product, we decided to help one of our good friends live longer by

getting him off of his ladder and gave him one of our Gutter Sense units.  He loves it.  He

deals mostly with Fir tree needles and he says it does a pretty good job at getting most of

them out of the gutter.  We use ours for Oak tree leaves and it does an excellent job.

Bob, you have a great product! I absolutely hate to climb up on ladders, especially when

dealing with a two story house.  I can now clean all my gutters from the ground and in

1/8th of the time than when using a ladder!  With the 500 year old Oak tree in our back

yard, the Gutter Sense is a dream come true in the fall!  I would like to order another unit

from you.  I have enclosed a check....

Thanks again for a great product!

WHAT'S NEW!  Jan 2004

After only one year on the market thousands of Gutter Sense tools have been sold and as

with most new products, bugs show up.  We are committed to turning out the finest

product possible and improve Gutter Sense as we become aware of problems.  New

Gutter Sense tools sport additional reinforcing for socket and body parts and the string

trimmer line has been upgraded to a high quality (100 lb test) more supple deep sea

fishing monofilament for better flex in cold weather.  Recently we received a few reports of

the monofilament line cutting into the tong plastic when users were pulling very hard on

the pull rope such as while cleaning heavily impacted gutters.  We conducted a thorough

examination of this problem and solved it by replacing the Glass Filled Polycarbonate

used to make the tongs with Glass Filled Acetal.  The better wear and lubricity

characteristics of Acetal has minimized wear while the other physical characteristics of the

part remain relatively unchanged or improved (e.g. better oil resistance).  We thank Those

Gutter Sense owners who have been kind enough to provide the feedback that has helped

us to refine this most needed and beneficial product  and hope they will continue to let us

hear from them whatever their comments pro or con.  The best solution to safe and easy

remote cleaning of rain gutters is now better then ever.  Thanks for your support!

The Ultimate Rain Gutter Cleaning Tool Gutter SenseTM U.S. Patent 6,471, 271    Made in USA
Segal Mfg., Inc.
News
© Segal Mfg., Inc. 2016

WHAT'S NEW!  April 2016

Gutter Sense has been on the market for over a decade

now with tens of thousands of units sold.  It's long overdue

for revising the Gutter Sense website to make it mobile

friendly.  Hope you find this updated site useful and

informative.  Your comments are always welcome.  Use

the Contact page.

 

WHAT'S NEW!  September 2009

About Gutter Sense Reviews

The other day I decided to look at what people were

saying on the Internet about the Gutter Sense tool.  There

were a lot of positive comments but a few criticisms that

kind of surprised me.  I use the tool myself and can’t

imagine a more simple effective means of maintaining my

gutters so it was a bit disconcerting especially when it was

obvious a couple of the critical comments were

disingenuous made by someone trying to push another

product.  Of course often more negative reviews get

published than positive ones since satisfied people

generally just take it for granted that they got something

that did what it was supposed to.  Since Gutter Sense is a

serious injury preventing tool I felt I should try to set the

record straight.  Most negative reviews come from people

who have broken their tool.  It is made of a very strong

glass reinforced impact modified nylon, but still can be

broken if not handled properly.  Please refer to the

Instruction page for tips on proper handling.

At this point more than 20,000 Gutter Sense tools have

been sold.  Early on I got a few reports of breakage (about

1 in 200). After we added ribbing and changed to impact

modified glass filled Nylon in July of 07, the incidence of

reported breakage has dropped to about 1 in 1000 - 2000

which is pretty remarkable.  Better instructions may have

contributed to that.  There is a learning curve – it takes a

little practice to get used to navigating the gutter supports,

usually a couple of cleanings and then things speed up. 

I’m so used to it I can clean my 75 feet of 1-1/2 story

gutters in about fifteen minutes at a moderate fill level.  In

the few years the tool has been available I’ve collected

dozens of positive testimonials.

Every tool has its limitations.  So does Gutter Sense.  If

you have gutters full of cement-like debris built up for

years and two-foot trees growing out of them using Gutter

Sense is going to be a slow go.  For that I tell people to

use a bent metal rod or heavy wire taped to their pole to

loosen it up first.  Then use the Gutter Sense tool to

maintain your gutters more frequently so they don’t get

that way.  An unusually narrow gutter or one blocked by

excessive shingle overhang can cause access problems

for the 2-1/2 inch paddles.  For this, some users grind

down the forward edge of the paddles to make them

narrower (blows the warranty though).

 

WHAT'S NEW!  JANUARY 2008

A thank you goes out to Christina Breda Antoniades and

the Washington Post for helping to spread the word about

Gutter Sense with their write-up in the Sunday Source

section on the 23rd of Dec. 2007. 

WHAT'S NEW!  JULY 2007

I'm not one to rest on laurels, always keeping an eye out

for ways of improving Gutter Sense.  As a result for July

2007 I'm announcing an improvement to this nifty device. 

Gutter Sense just got tougher.  It's now being constructed

of a stronger plastic, impact modified glass filled Nylon

that increases the break strength of the tool by about 1/3. 

To go with it is a new abrasion resistant factory lubricated

monofilament line (re-lubricate with any plastic-safe

grease as needed to prevent wear).

 

WHAT'S NEW!  October 2005

We are honored to announce that HGTV has selected

Gutter Sense™ to appear on its nationally broadcast

show "I Want That!" episode HIWT - 210.  Scheduled air

times are Nov. 2, 8:30 PM ET/PT, Nov. 3, 12:30 AM

ET/PT, Nov. 6, 1:00 PM ET/PT, Nov. 6, 9:00 PM ET/PT

and Nov. 7, 1:00 AM ET/PT (check the HGTV website for

any changes).

WHAT'S NEW!  September 2004

A Testimonial From a Happy User

Every now and then I get a nice testimonial from a Gutter

Sense user and recently this one came in from John of 

Forest Grove, OR.  He was kind enough to let me post it.

Hello again! Last fall we bought two Gutter Sense units

and love them.  In fact, we are such a believer in the

product, we decided to help one of our good friends live

longer by getting him off of his ladder and gave him one of

our Gutter Sense units.  He loves it.  He deals mostly with

Fir tree needles and he says it does a pretty good job at

getting most of them out of the gutter.  We use ours for

Oak tree leaves and it does an excellent job.

Bob, you have a great product! I absolutely hate to climb

up on ladders, especially when dealing with a two story

house.  I can now clean all my gutters from the ground

and in 1/8th of the time than when using a ladder!  With

the 500 year old Oak tree in our back yard, the Gutter

Sense is a dream come true in the fall!  I would like to

order another unit from you.  I have enclosed a check....

Thanks again for a great product!

WHAT'S NEW!  Jan 2004

After only one year on the market thousands of Gutter

Sense tools have been sold and as with most new

products, bugs show up.  We are committed to turning out

the finest product possible and improve Gutter Sense as

we become aware of problems.  New Gutter Sense tools

sport additional reinforcing for socket and body parts and

the string trimmer line has been upgraded to a high quality

(100 lb test) more supple deep sea fishing monofilament

for better flex in cold weather.  Recently we received a few

reports of the monofilament line cutting into the tong

plastic when users were pulling very hard on the pull rope

such as while cleaning heavily impacted gutters.  We

conducted a thorough examination of this problem and

solved it by replacing the Glass Filled Polycarbonate used

to make the tongs with Glass Filled Acetal.  The better

wear and lubricity characteristics of Acetal has minimized

wear while the other physical characteristics of the part

remain relatively unchanged or improved (e.g. better oil

resistance).  We thank Those Gutter Sense owners who

have been kind enough to provide the feedback that has

helped us to refine this most needed and beneficial

product  and hope they will continue to let us hear from

them whatever their comments pro or con.  The best

solution to safe and easy remote cleaning of rain gutters

is now better then ever.  Thanks for your support!

The Ultimate Rain Gutter Cleaning Tool Gutter SenseTM
Made with Xara
Segal Mfg., Inc. U.S. Pat. 6,471,271 Made in USA
News
© Segal Mfg., Inc.

WHAT'S NEW!  April 2016

Gutter Sense has been on the market for over a decade now with tens of thousands of units sold.  It's long overdue for

revising the Gutter Sense website to make it mobile friendly. Hope you find this updated site useful and informative. 

Your comments are always welcome.  Use the Contact page.

 

WHAT'S NEW!  September 2009

About Gutter Sense Reviews

The other day I decided to look at what people were saying on the Internet about the Gutter Sense tool.  There were a

lot of positive comments but a few criticisms that kind of surprised me.  I use the tool myself and can’t imagine a more

simple effective means of maintaining my gutters so it was a bit disconcerting especially when it was obvious a couple

of the critical comments were disingenuous made by someone trying to push another product.  Of course often more

negative reviews get published than positive ones since satisfied people generally just take it for granted that they got

something that did what it was supposed to.  Since Gutter Sense is a serious injury preventing tool I felt I should try to

set the record straight.  Most negative reviews come from people who have broken their tool.  It is made of a very

strong glass reinforced impact modified nylon, but still can be broken if not handled properly.  Please refer to the

Instruction page for tips on proper handling.

At this point more than 20,000 Gutter Sense tools have been sold.  Early on I got a few reports of breakage (about 1 in

200). After we added ribbing and changed to impact modified glass filled Nylon in July of 07, the incidence of reported

breakage has dropped to about 1 in 1000 - 2000 which is pretty remarkable.  Better instructions may have contributed

to that.  There is a learning curve – it takes a little practice to get used to navigating the gutter supports, usually a

couple of cleanings and then things speed up.  I’m so used to it I can clean my 75 feet of 1-1/2 story gutters in about

fifteen minutes at a moderate fill level.  In the few years the tool has been available I’ve collected dozens of positive

testimonials.

Every tool has its limitations.  So does Gutter Sense.  If you have gutters full of cement-like debris built up for years

and two-foot trees growing out of them using Gutter Sense is going to be a slow go.  For that I tell people to use a bent

metal rod or heavy wire taped to their pole to loosen it up first.  Then use the Gutter Sense tool to maintain your gutters

more frequently so they don’t get that way.  An unusually narrow gutter or one blocked by excessive shingle overhang

can cause access problems for the 2-1/2 inch paddles.  For this, some users grind down the forward edge of the

paddles to make them narrower (blows the warranty though).

 

WHAT'S NEW!  JANUARY 2008

A thank you goes out to Christina Breda Antoniades and the Washington Post for helping to spread the word about

Gutter Sense with their write-up in the Sunday Source section on the 23rd of Dec. 2007. 

WHAT'S NEW!  JULY 2007

I'm not one to rest on laurels, always keeping an eye out for ways of improving Gutter Sense.  As a result for July 2007

I'm announcing an improvement to this nifty device.  Gutter Sense just got tougher.  It's now being constructed of a

stronger plastic, impact modified glass filled Nylon that increases the break strength of the tool by about 1/3.  To go

with it is a new abrasion resistant factory lubricated monofilament line (re-lubricate with any plastic-safe grease as

needed to prevent wear).

 

WHAT'S NEW!  October 2005

We are honored to announce that HGTV has selected Gutter Sense™ to appear on its nationally broadcast show "I

Want That!" episode HIWT - 210.  Scheduled air times are Nov. 2, 8:30 PM ET/PT, Nov. 3, 12:30 AM ET/PT, Nov. 6,

1:00 PM ET/PT, Nov. 6, 9:00 PM ET/PT and Nov. 7, 1:00 AM ET/PT (check the HGTV website for any changes).

WHAT'S NEW!  September 2004

A Testimonial From a Happy User

Every now and then I get a nice testimonial from a Gutter Sense user and recently this one came in from John of 

Forest Grove, OR.  He was kind enough to let me post it.

Hello again! Last fall we bought two Gutter Sense units and love them.  In fact, we are such a believer in the product,

we decided to help one of our good friends live longer by getting him off of his ladder and gave him one of our Gutter

Sense units.  He loves it.  He deals mostly with Fir tree needles and he says it does a pretty good job at getting most of

them out of the gutter.  We use ours for Oak tree leaves and it does an excellent job.

Bob, you have a great product! I absolutely hate to climb up on ladders, especially when dealing with a two story

house.  I can now clean all my gutters from the ground and in 1/8th of the time than when using a ladder!  With the 500

year old Oak tree in our back yard, the Gutter Sense is a dream come true in the fall!  I would like to order another unit

from you.  I have enclosed a check....

Thanks again for a great product!

WHAT'S NEW!  Jan 2004

After only one year on the market thousands of Gutter Sense tools have been sold and as with most new products,

bugs show up.  We are committed to turning out the finest product possible and improve Gutter Sense as we become

aware of problems.  New Gutter Sense tools sport additional reinforcing for socket and body parts and the string

trimmer line has been upgraded to a high quality (100 lb test) more supple deep sea fishing monofilament for better

flex in cold weather.  Recently we received a few reports of the monofilament line cutting into the tong plastic when

users were pulling very hard on the pull rope such as while cleaning heavily impacted gutters.  We conducted a

thorough examination of this problem and solved it by replacing the Glass Filled Polycarbonate used to make the tongs

with Glass Filled Acetal.  The better wear and lubricity characteristics of Acetal has minimized wear while the other

physical characteristics of the part remain relatively unchanged or improved (e.g. better oil resistance).  We thank

Those Gutter Sense owners who have been kind enough to provide the feedback that has helped us to refine this most

needed and beneficial product  and hope they will continue to let us hear from them whatever their comments pro or

con.  The best solution to safe and easy remote cleaning of rain gutters is now better then ever.  Thanks for your

support!

The Ultimate Rain Gutter Cleaning Tool Gutter SenseTM     U.S. Patent 6,471, 271               Made in USA
Segal Mfg., Inc.