I bought one of these RL Flo-Master 1-Gallon Sprayers at our local Walmart Super Store yesterday and have just now finished spraying weed killer over all my usual areas. Allow me to clarify most of the negative reviews I've read here: Yes, this is a very cheap sprayer. With exception to only a few parts it's made entirely of plastic, but by no means does that make it a piece of junk. To the contrary, it works rather fantastic. When compared to the spray bottle that I've been using for years, it turned over an hour of work into about fifteen minutes, and there's no way that I could ever cover the vegetation so evenly when using that spray bottle. But, it stands to reason that an all plastic sprayer must be handled more gentle than a commercial unit. There's no doubt what so ever that it can be broken if mistreated. Yes, the seals will leak and it will not hold pressure if those seals are not well lubricated with Vaseline (or grease) as it states in the instructions, especially the large one on the pump. Grease it up, tighten it down but don't break it, pump it up, put a little water over the seal and wait for a few minutes to see if the bubbling stops. It will probably bubble at first before gradually slowing down to a complete stop. At that point pump it back up if needed and go to work. Mine still had plenty of pressure left when I finished to turn the tank upside down and clear the wand and the sprayer line. NO, the latest of these sprayers do not have a braided-reinforced hose as shown in the picture. It doesn't need one! The hose it has is plenty flexible and will probably long outlast the unit. And on lasting, it may last ten years or one year. There's no way to know that even with a commercial unit because that mostly depends on what it's used for and how well it's taken care of. I'm going to predict that this one will last me three or four years, but for the price I'm not going to be upset if it only lasts this one season because I can buy three or four of these for what one commercial unit costs. I simply don't understand the complaints about the wand's being too short. I'm 5' 11" and it worked great for me. You won't get even coverage with weed killer if the nozzle is closer than a foot from the vegetation, and even coverage is what provides the best kill. In summary, if you're looking for an easy to use sprayer for AROUND THE HOUSE this one will probably work for you. Otherwise go spend a lot more money on one that's more elaborate that may or may not work better nor last longer.
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