This is one of those little things that definitely make your life easier and lasts a lifetime.
Other than the little gasket inside of the female end of the quick disconnect adapter there is nothing to really "wear out" - this little gadget will last a lifetime of use. I have installed them on every single hose bib I have and am using them for hoses and various other accessories. A lot of people are dissatisfied that you can't buy the pieces individually and while I can understand their concern, the truth is Dramm made a simple decision regarding packaging to make the product cost effective while at the same time not having to worry about having two separate product numbers and dealing with fluctuating inventory for a product that you only buy once and use for the lifetime. Logistically it simply makes little sense for them.
My complaint is in fact the opposite - I wish they would sell a 5 or 10-unit pack so that each individual unit ends up being less expensive, because I have in fact used up 7 female ends and 10 male ends already, but when I just started using them I have used 3 female ends and 3 male ends. As you find more and more things that can be attached to make your life easier, buying one or two every time starts getting a little more painful in the wallet so having a larger "contractor" style pack (or "serious gardener pack") would have been nice.
Please note, as of 2017 the real Dramm 22729 are indeed still Made in USA. However, there are counterfeits/copies being sold that look like the real thing, but aren't the real thing. The real Dramm 22729 are Made in USA and the female end of the connector (the one that screws onto the faucet) have an imprint "MADE IN U.S.A." all around the barrel of it. The knurling on both female and male part is also fairly deep and they look exactly like the picture here on Amazon as of February 2017. If you receive anything that DOES NOT look like this one or does not say "MADE IN U.S.A." and does not say "PULL TO RELEASE" then you're looking at counterfeit/copy and should demand your money back!
I have bought these in local specialty stores (for nearly $22 and directly from Amazon.com as well. As of February 2017, both Amazon.com and Gatzie's were selling the real authentic Dramm 22729. I suggest you stick to those sellers (usually you can expect a price of a little over $17) unless you know for the fact that other sellers also sell the real ones.
- 商品尺寸: 17.8 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm
- 商品重量: 109 g
- 发货重量: 113 g
- ASIN: B002J0PMOS
- 型号 / 款式: 22729
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