NorthStar Pressure Washer Turbo Nozzle
Can't beat it for the cost- really ramps up the performance of smaller pressure washers. Equipped a 2700 PSI washer with this nozzle and now it cleans like a 4K unit.
February 4, 2014
Good pressure nozzle at a good price
This is the first "turbo" style nozzle I've used. It was supposed to be a universal fit, but it didn't fit the threaded end of the wand on my 15-year-old Honda/Devilbiss pressure washer. I take care of my equipment, and good tools last a long time, so I can't blame NT&E for the fact that I had an obsolete wand-fitting. Went to a big-box store, bought a new wand with the (now fairly universal) quick-change fitting (not real cheap), and was in business.
The nozzle works very well, and it does speed up the cleanup of driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc, and it does a great job of knocking loose, flaking paint off an old car as a first step in prepping it for repainting. It takes some getting used to...watching someone ELSE use it, it appears to give a broader area of application then a standard nozzle, but what it really does is give you a tiny, focused lazer-beam of water that rotates rapidly. If you move it too fast, you get a clean spiral line on the dirty concrete. You learn pretty quick to slow down your stroke. You also learn fast to back away from the surface you're cleaning -- if you don't, you start pitting the concrete and knocking surface aggregate rock loose. The stream of water is intensely powerful and penetrating.
I wouldn't recommend this type of nozzle for cleaning your siding, fences, or decks...not unless you hold the nozzle a LONG way from the wood. This tool will chew up wood like a ferret on a hot dog.
But for cleaning concrete or metal surfaces, I'd say this nozzle has cut 50% or more off my work time.
September 17, 2013
Not One Size Fits All
The company I work for has several pressure washers of varying sizes. We had been using the red heavy duty nozzles for them all. They worked pretty well for units rated 4GPM @ 5000# down through ones rated 2.5GPM @ 2400#. They would quickly become unreliable on the smaller washers, but fine on the large ones. On a whim I ordered 2 of these to try on the smaller units. WOW!! they came alive. We hardly ever need the large units now. I ordered more of these, and have had no issues so far.
October 8, 2012
I have used this type of nozzle before with good results so I bought this one from Northern with my new pressure washer. It didn't work as well as the one I used to have, but it wound up being okay for the task I was doing. At any rate, I would rate this product as just average.
August 13, 2012
Best Upgrade Available
I purchased this accessory about 6 months ago, and was amazed at how much better my pressure washer performed!
It changed a half hour driveway job into 5 minutes. I also prepped a white 125 foot picket fence for paint in about 15 minutes.
One must be mindful though, of the fact that it rotates a zero degree stream, that can damage a surface if held too close, or too long!
Overall I would rate this accessory a 5, and Northern Tools service a 5 on a scale of 0-5!!!!
May 14, 2012
Thought it would save me a lot of time when presuure washing sidewalks. Don't know if it was my power washer or nozzle, but it didn't work well.
May 8, 2012
purchased this tip when I planned on pressure washing my driveway 25' wide and 75' long plus a 50x50 parking pad... this tip cut the time in half. gives you a larger pattern without sacrificing pressure.
If you have a big area to do... use this tip
June 13, 2011
Really increased the cleaning power of my 2800# pressure washer,
March 14, 2011
this is a great tool. it will save time and hassle, cuts work by 1/2.m you won't find a better price.
November 16, 2010
Great product at the best price
I Purchased the NorthStar Pressure Washer Turbo Nozzle because I wanted maximum pressure from my washer over a larger work area in order to cut down job time. This nozzle does the job, and at considerably less cost than other nozzles available on the market. I would put this in my "Best Buy" list. I had a tradesman at my house concerning another matter and he raved about the great power wash job I had done.
August 23, 2010