As seen on TV: Mighty Blaster Fireman’s Nozzle Garden Hose Sprayer review

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Do you need to buy a new spray nozzle for your garden hose every summer because they are cheaply made and fall apart before the end of the season? The folks at TeleBrands sent me the Mighty Blaster fireman’s nozzle and a Pocket Hose to try for a few weeks and so far it’s a noticeable improvement standard sprayers. Let me show you how it works.

Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size.

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First of all, there’s this year’s Walmart special spray nozzle. I bought it a couple months ago and it’s already starting to leak and the squeeze handle has broken. That’s one of the weakest parts of the cheap nozzles that you find stores like Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, etc. The plastic gets brittle after the hose lays out in the hot summer sun day after day.

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The Mighty Blaster has been designed so that it doesn’t need a squeeze handle. The handle on the Mighty Blaster has no moving parts at all. It’s just a large rubber covered handle that provides excellent grip along with comfort.

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On the back of the nozzle you will find the hose attachment point. There’s a threaded metal socket with a rubber washer that will prevent the nozzle from leaking.

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The nozzle will work with any standard garden hose, but the TeleBrand folks included a new Pocket Hose with the Mighty Blaster just to make sure I had a hose to use with it. I reviewed the first version of the Pocket Hose last year and we’re still using it. It’s actually shown attached to the Walmart sprayer above in the second image of this review. The newest Pocket Hose has been improved with brass connectors on both ends and a brass shut-off valve. The material used to construct the hose feels improved as well.

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How does the Mighty Blaster work if it doesn’t have a squeeze handle? The end of the nozzle rotates like a fireman’s firehose to allow water to pass through the end. In the image above, the nozzle is in the closed position.

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Rotating the head opens the nozzle so that water passes through. The more you rotate the head, more it opens up to allow more water to pass through. Let’s see it in action:

As you noticed from the video, twisting the nozzle allows you to customize the spray from a shower to a strong stream. Of course the strength of the stream will depend on your water pressure. I’ll admit that the pressure from my outside spigot is a little low, but I am happy with the Mighty Blaster and have found that the strongest stream is too strong for watering flowers because it can rip them to shreds. Luckily it’s easy to adjust the stream by rotating the nozzle. Using the Mighty Blaster spray nozzle with a Pocket Hose is even more convenient because you can use the valve on the Pocket Hose to turn the water on and off without having to rotate the nozzle until it’s in the closed position.

I’ve only been using the Mighty Blaster for a few weeks, but I’ll do an update to this review later in the fall after it has some more wear on it. But as it stands now, I think the Mighty Blaster is a nice improvement over standard plastic replacement spray nozzles.

Update 05/25/16

The original Pocket Hose Ultra that we reviewed back in 2014 “blew up” yesterday, but this newer one is still going strong after one year of duty. We’re still using both the hose and the nozzle without any issues. I’m curious to see if it survives longer than the original.

Source: The samples for this review were provided by TeleBrands. Please visit their site for more info.

 

Product Information

Price:$19.99
Manufacturer:TeleBrands
Pros:
  • Rugged construction
  • No cheap plastic parts to break
  • Creates a strong stream of water even if you have lower pressure
Cons:
  • None so far
Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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  • tivoboy July 8, 2015, 1:37 pm

    not approved for use in California at this time. 😉

    • Julie Strietelmeier July 8, 2015, 1:39 pm

      @tivoboy interesting that you should say that because I was thinking of California when I was making that video. These days I’m accutely aware of how much water I waste.

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