Solo Stainless Steel Handheld Sprayer - 2 Gallon, 45 PSI, Model# 465
Big Pop Can?
Was initially proud to buy this as it was made in USA.
Thought the quality would be superior to that made overseas.
Opened the box and took it out. It was slightly damaged from shipping. I thought that it should take some dinges as its made from stainless steel. Not.
The SS its made of is so thin I can can press my thumb in it like an aluminum pop can. One would think it would be made of SS that is at least somewhat dent "resistant". More than 1 mm thick?
I shaved the next morning and tested my shaving cream can to see if I could lightly dent it with my thumb. I could not.
My dad has an old SS sprayer from the 80's (don't know the brand) but that thing was as thick as a SS sink! Indestructible!
I asked myself why a small shaving cream can seems more durable than a SS pump sprayer.
So, don't drop this thing on its side from more than 2 feet. It will puncture easily.
I guess you get what you pay for. But I would be more than willing to pay over $100 for this same item if it was made in USA but quality!
Note to manufacturer: We Americans will buy USA, but don't race to the bottom. We want quality. Show them up and we will buy.
January 21, 2013
well made product
This is a very good well made USA product, I try very hard to buy only US made products. This sprayer works very well and doesn't have to be pumped constantly.
October 8, 2012
I use this sprayer for stoddard solvent to clean units to raise and lower targets, for 1000 yard gun range. I really like the pressure I can pump the unit upto as it helps spray the junk out of pullies and close fitting surfaces. It's easy to open and close when refilling. Should have seen if there was a bigger size but overall this is a great sprayer for my purposes.
May 8, 2012
A good commercial sprayer. I use the sprayer everyday in my greenhouse in the Winter and 2 or 3 times a week in the Summer.
Sprayer needs to be lightly greased on the top to prevent rust and needs to be cleaned after using chemicals. Clean water is a must.
Take care of this sprayer and it will last a long time. My first one lasted 7 years and neglect one my part is the reason I bought a new one.
January 9, 2012
throw away your plastic sprayer
I purchased 2 of these stainless sprayers.
-very easy to pump and add more pressure no hassle messing around with small plastic fragile handle, the handle is metal as well.
-has a large base so it doesn't tip over like the round plastic sprayers do
-holds pressure better than any plastic sprayer and longer too.
-the spray wand can be disassembled and repaired and cleaned easily.
-i haven't had to use the second one yet because the first one hasn't broke like a plastic one would.
if you use it frequently and all of the sudden air starts to go through the hose, take the hose off and the plastic "straw" that goes into the bottom can be re sealed with some locktite.
July 9, 2011
Solo handheld sprayer
Ordered online, picked up in store. I was very impressed with the initial build quality. The first few times I used it, the sprayer held pressure longer than any sprayer I've ever used. This made jobs much easier and faster. Unfortunately, the third time I used it, it would not hold pressure. After an investigation, I found a pinhole down near the bottom of the canister. This is obviously a manufacturing defect, and these things happen. I'm sure when I get my replacement, I'll be able to give this sprayer 5 stars.
June 4, 2010
Works as it should
I purchased this sprayer for spraying Ag chemicals that would swell plastic. This sprayer fit the bill. Also, it has not plugged up, but if it should it has an easy-to-remove nozzle.
I appreciate the large handle that allows pumping and carrying with gloves on.
February 23, 2010
Well constructed. I use it mostly for weed and moss control. I like the 2 gallon capacity; good trade off between weight (carrying it around) and amount of chemicals needed for job.
February 23, 2010
Solo Stainless Steel Handheld Sprayer
I purchased this Solo Sprayer and I am going to order another one. This is the best handheld sprayer I have ever used and I have used my share of them. I use it for spraying my flowers & trees in my yard. It works great.. love it.
November 2, 2009
Hand held tank sprayer
Found tank sprayer to be excellent product, appears to be well made in USA, easy to use.
October 19, 2009