• Use a screwdriver to pry up the clamp holding the squeegee on the handle.
  • Remove the squeegee from the handle.
  • Slide the rubber blade out of the squeegee frame.
  • Cut the rubber blade to the exact width of your window pane with scissors.
  • Use a hacksaw to cut the squeegee frame 1/4″ shorter than the blade.
  • Slide the rubber blade back on the squeegee frame.
  • Put the squeegee frame back on the handle.
  • Use pliers to pinch the clamp on the handle closed.
  • Watch this video to find out more.


Danny Lipford: You know a squeegee like this is a perfect tool for cleaning most glass. But when you have a window that has a six over six configuration; it does very, very little good.

Joe Truini: You can use a standard-size squeegee like this to clean this type of window, but what you need to do first is cut it down to custom-fix the exact glass panes on your window.

First, use a screwdriver to pry up the clamp that holds it to the handle. Slide out the metal frame, and remove the rubber squeegee blade. Use a pair of scissors to cut the blade to exactly the same width as the glass. And then take a hacksaw, and trim the metal frame to about a quarter-inch less than the glass.

Then you reassemble the squeegee and use a pair of pliers to pinch it closed. And the result is a custom-cut squeegee that is sized to exactly fit your glass panes.

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Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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