NorthStar Pressure Washer Turbo Nozzle
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
This product works well on most surfaces. Be careful on concrete as it will take off some of the finish and leave pock marks.
July 21, 2009