Is the Little Big Shot the best hose nozzle money can buy? Before I can answer that question, let me apologize for getting excited over little gadgets that seem so trivial. It’s that time of year when lawn and garden products dominate our weekends, so please allow me to get into the spirit of the season – and won’t you join me? With summer nearly here it’s hard not to get excited about outdoor things like hose nozzles. Having just recently bought a new Honda-Simpson pressure washer, you would think a hose nozzle might be the farthest thing from my mind. I thought so too. That is, until, I saw this little 10-dollar gadget at my Bed Bath and Beyond store. The advertisement claimed that this little nozzle (Half the size of the previous hoze nozzles I like), sprays with 40% more pressure than other hose nozzles. In my previous review on best hose nozzles, I really thought this was about the best it good get: As much as I love the gas-powered pressure washer, it is no where near as convenient as this little guy. Little Big Shot is about 1.25″ long and packs a powerful punch, just as the packaging says!
The Little Big Shot is much smaller than the previous hose nozzle I reviewed, yet much bigger on power and pressure. Not only does the little big shot shoot water at a much higher velocity, it also offers a much wider variety of spray settings. The advertisement on the package claims that this nozzle sprays with 40% more pressure and 40% farther. At $9.95, I figured it was worth trying. After mowing a damp lawn, my Toro Leaf Blower doesn’t always have the power to pull the sticky grass off my Elite Crete Driveway surface. Starting up the gas-powered pressure washer is fun, but maybe just a little bit overkill for such a trivial task. There is more to this nozzle than just power, pressure and distance. The manufacturer claims that the Little Big Shot doesn’t leak and is capable of a very wide range of spray settings, including a needle-point spray.
I found all of these claims to be true. When I examined the inside, I could see it was a little different than most hose nozzles. Rather than having a typical washer inside of its threads, there is a green-colored rubber fitting that completely seals the inside with a small, precision hole for emitting the water. Three ball-bearings surround the outer-sprayer hole allowing for precision and flexible spray-setting adjustments. It works as well as advertised. Below is a grief demonstration of the Little Big Shot. Unfortunately, my camera doesn’t seem to capture the velocity of the spray due to a slow, HD frame-rate. Just know that this product produces a high-pressure volume of water and works as advertised. I highly recommend the little big shot and up to this point, it represents the best hose nozzle I’ve ever tried.
Best Hose Nozzle In Action