Most wands are made of fiberglass and are lightweight and inexpensive. These are meant to be used with cold water. Aluminum telescoping wands are heavier, but that makes them more durable for professional use. Professional-grade wands can even be used with commercial hot water pressure washers.
How Does a Telescoping Wand Work?
Telescoping wands have a high-pressure hose that is guided up the inside of the pole and connects at the tip. This lets you set the length from fully-retracted to fully-extended, and anywhere in between.
Telescoping wands will flex when the pressure is turned on, and again when it's turned off, so you must be at least 10 feet away from power lines at all times. Because of this pressure, using a telescoping extender attachment requires a 3/8" hose to connect to your pressure washer.
What Are the Benefits of a Telescoping Wand?
Safety: remain safely on the ground while cleaning
Clean second story surfaces (windows, siding, roof, etc.)
Clean out the gutters using a hook attachment
No need to use a ladder or have to move it around
Ability to use quick-connect tips
The Benefits of Telescoping Wand Belts
Holding a pole up in the air can be tiring. A telescoping wand beltwill support some of the weight and add stability, letting you work longer and more effectively.
You can snap any quick connect nozzle onto the angled end. Check out the reviews for handy tips on individual projects like washing siding and gutter cleaning.
If you have to clean up high but would rather not use a telescoping wand, take a look at the new Ladder Saver nozzle in our Spray Tip section.