Dramm Revolution 9-Pattern Spray Gun with One Touch Valve: Product Review
A high-quality spray nozzle that works well for a wide range of watering tasks
Available on Amazon
The Dramm Revolution 9-Pattern Spray Gun with One Touch Valve is a hose nozzle that provides a wide variety of spray patterns and the ability to shut the water off immediately with just a push of your thumb.
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9 Spray Patterns
With all those spray patterns to choose from, how do you know which to use? And are they all really necessary?
I tend to use the shower or rain pattern on my plants, the mist pattern on seedlings, and the stream if I want to knock off something like box elder bugs on the tool shed. I especially like the rain pattern – it puts out a lot of water but is gentle enough not to knock plants over.
The other spray patterns (center, cone, angle, flat, and fan) mostly control the shape/spread of the water sprayed from the nozzle. They’re interesting and I can see cases where they’d come in handy, but I use those much less often.
To change patterns, simply rotate the ring on the head of the nozzle until the arrow points to the pattern you want. Each spray pattern is clearly marked on the spray head. You’ll hear and feel a “click” when it locks into place.
What Makes the One Touch Special?
Most spray nozzles come with either an on/off valve (which can be difficult to open or close) or require you to squeeze a lever/trigger to keep the water flowing. Both options can be difficult or tiring to use, especially for those with arthritis or hand strength issues.
The One Touch system allows you to turn the water on and off, as well as control water volume, simply by sliding a valve forward or backward with your thumb. The handle is well-designed and comfortable to hold, and will put the valve within easy reach for all but the smallest hands.
We previously tested the One Touch valve in our review of the Dramm One Touch rain wand. After turning it on and off 1,000 times to see how it would hold up (we thought a typical gardener might turn it on and off up to 1,000 times in a season), it still operated flawlessly, with no leaks, looseness, or signs of wear.
[Editor’s Note: After three years of use, the Rain Wand is still going strong, with no leaks and no problems with the One Touch lever. And after two years of serious abuse, including being dragged repeatedly across gravel, my Revolution and Shower & Stream nozzles still work perfectly.]
The Revolution nozzle is made of heavy-duty metal that’s powder coated in one of Dramm’s six signature colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue or berry).
The molded hand grip has a textured plastic surface that’s comfortable to hold and not slippery.
Even after extended use, there was no water leakage, either from the hose connection or the tool itself. Although there is a washer already in the hose nozzle, we recommend inserting another high-quality, rubber washer into the connection point (such as this one from Gilmour) to prevent any leaks.
Dramm provides a lifetime guarantee on their products. The Wisconsin company has been in existence for 75 years and originally produced nozzles for the commercial horticultural industry so they know how to make a spray nozzle that lasts.
The Revolution hose nozzle is made in the U.S.A.
If you’re looking for a hose nozzle with multiple spray patterns, this is a great choice. With high quality parts and a lifetime guarantee, it’s sure to last. And with your choice of six fun colors, it’s stylish and not easily lost in the garden. It can also be used for non-gardening chores, such as washing the car or cleaning lawn furniture.
Where To Buy
Dramm products are sold at independent garden centers and online sources, such as on Amazon. They’re not often found in big box stores.
I had assumed that since the Revolution 9-pattern Spray Gun with the One Touch Valve offered 9 patterns it would be the most expensive among their hand held watering devices – but it’s not. At only $14.99 it provides a lot of value for a small price tag.
And now over to you – What’s your favorite hose nozzle? Have you tried on like this? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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