The Unger 10ft Consumer Pole w/ Non-Slip Grip is a good utility pole for around the house. I’ve always used a spare broom pole for these projects which is not ideal. The problem is they are only one size and are either too short or too long banging into things. This pole solves that problem by being adjustable and goes from under six feet up to ten feet. It folds down to I’d say about five feet and is made of three sections that can all be extended up to ten feet. The pole is light weight aluminum and has friction locks for each section which you turn to set and loosen. The pole slides to any length. It has a rubber grip at one end with a big hole to easily store on a hook. I use it primarily for cleaning and painting. The pole is relatively stiff even in its full length which is good when you see how narrow and long it is extended. It does a good job cleaning off the front house awning where I need all ten feet. I tried it on the back kitchen window which is impossible to clean as its about eight feet off the ground and here again with a squeegee attached worked well and got all the corners. I have a hook attachment for poles and will be using it to hang my Christmas decorations up high instead of only using a ladder. The most use I get with an extension pole is for painting. I can screw on a roller adjust the height as I’m working without getting drips or paint on my hands. This alone is worth keeping it around. The thread is a standard plastic broom end. If you want a well made utility pole this is as good as they get at a reasonable price.