Pressure Washer Wand Buyer's Guide

How to Pick the Perfect Pressure Washer Wand

Pressure Washer Product Expert

Even with the best intentions, stuff happens.

The wand that went into the garage straight sometimes comes out looking like a pretzel.

Replacing your high pressure spray wand is easy if you follow these tips:

Gas Pressure Washers
Keep your eye on two important things. First, get the right grade. There’s no point in buying a professional-grade spray wand for an ordinary consumer-grade power washer.

Secondly, get the right tip. Spray wands have two types of ends.Gas Pressure Washer Wand

If you like to switch spray patterns frequently, get one with a quick-connector, you simply snap your spray tips or turbo nozzle into the end of the wand.

If you want something simple, get a spray wand with an adjustable nozzle instead. You simply adjust the spray pattern from narrow to wide by twisting the nozzle.

Electric Pressure Washers
Electric power washers lack the strength of their gas counterparts. As a result, they’re spray wands are made of plastic instead of heavy-duty aluminum or steel.

Electric Pressure WandThey’re easier to connect too. You simply push the bayonet-style fitting into the gun and twist to lock the connection.

If you have a Karcher electric power washer, you’ll need to purchase Karcher attachments. Other brands are not compatible and will not work properly.

If you have another brand, get the Powerwasher version. These universal kits contain up to 5 adapters to fit all of the major electric pressure washer brands.

Telescoping WandsTelescoping Wand
Pressure washer wands will extend your gun by 2-3 feet, so you don’t have to bend over to clean the floor.

If you want to extend reach by 18-24 feet, check out our telescoping wands instead.

Sign Up
Receive Weekly How-To Tips & Specials