I have owned several plant sprayers since Harrelson Stanley of Shapton USA introduced them to me in 2003 as a great way to keep your waterstones wet.
Of all the sprayers I’ve used, this sub-$10 one from Home Depot or Lowe’s is by far the best. It’s sold under the “Project Source” label and is found in the gardening section. (Definitely skip the nicer-looking Flo-Master – that thing leaks like the Nixon administration.)
What’s to like about the Project Source sprayer? Its seals hold quite well so it stays pressurized for a long time. It does not leak when pressurized. The brass nozzle is well-made, knurled for your pleasure and finely adjustable. The trigger does not get stuck in the “open” position – a common defect with sprayers.
While you are at the home center, pick up a boot tray to contain your sharpening mess, and you will have a portable sharpening station that can be stowed under your bench.
— Christopher Schwarz
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