The thumb only works well for a couple of seconds breaking up the stream of a hose before alternative methods are needed for longer use to rinse the car or water garden plants. There are plenty of hose end nozzles to consider for the job. To decide which one is best, consider what the hose nozzle will be asked to do. Useful for a multitude of situations, hose nozzles can blast water for concentrated deck cleaning, washing lawn chairs or adjusted to a gentle shower to water tender plant seedlings.
Hose nozzles can be plastic, brass, aluminum, titanium, and yes, even stainless steel. Many have rubber “bumper” guards to protect the nozzles from the damage of unintentional driveway dropping accidents. Some have removable nozzle faceplates that allow easy debris cleaning and re-lubrication of moving parts.
Whether a rotating turret with front or rear triggers, adjustable jet spray, or a fire hose style; garden hose nozzles offer many choices for controlling water. From watering containers of pansies to cleaning house siding or deck, rinsing cars or misting seedlings, there’s a nozzle and spray pattern for each task.
Hose nozzles are available that rotate to change from jet, shower, flat spray, cone, shower, mist, blast, and more spray settings put water right where it is most needed. These hose nozzles with rotating turrets typically have from 3 to 10 spray settings.
The other type of hose nozzle offers an adjustable jet spray with an infinite number of settings for a multitude of uses.
Hose nozzles have to be leak-proof at the hose (even when the water flow is shut off and pressure builds), able to tolerate dropping on the driveway without breaking, and very importantly, won’t accidently spray water if dropped on the rear handle.
Hose nozzles should also have a durable, easy to use, lock on feature that prevents hand fatigue when continuous flow is required. Holding down the trigger (whether front or back), should not be tiring, nor freeze fingers from un-insulated nozzles.
Quality materials made with durable ingredients are essential for a long-lasting hose nozzle. Consider the benefits of rubber protection for nozzle heads made of plastic, brass, aluminum, or stainless steel for long-term durability.
A molded, ergonomic handgrip with cushioned rubber insulation is essential for a hose nozzle to reduce hand fatigue.
With so many choices of front trigger, rear trigger, spray patterns, lock-on feature, ergonomic grip and construction material; pick the hose nozzle with a design that best fits your needs, select quality materials, and then consider the best spray pattern fit. Choosing a hose nozzle is about more than just taking into account the price.
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