The Sapphire Titanium wand comes equipped from the factory with 4 flow, which is great for smaller truckmounts and portables., I highly recommend that you change the jetting to 6 flow for medium sized truckmounts (45-47 blowers) and 8 flow for 48-68 blowers).
Because the wand was designed to not use a Glide the factory jet angles is just a hair too wide once a Glide is installed. I recommend that you swap out to 80 degree jets for less to no overspray. (80015’s for 6 flow and 80020’s for 8 flow, on all four jets)
This wand is VERY lightweight and in my opinion it feels better balanced with a 5′ to 6′ section of 1.5″ vacuum “whip hose” attached. You will need a Reducer Cuff to fit the wand’s 2″ flare one the end, search Amazon or ask you local supplier for a “Hydro-Force AH46 Vinyl Vacuum Hose Reducer Cuff, 1.5″ to 2“
I recommend removing the back metal lip from the wand to make 2021 Glides instillation and removal easier
Our 2022 Internal Fit PTFE Glides work wonders with the Sapphire Titanium wands
–BOTH metal lips MUST be removed from the wand head in order to fit out Glide as of 9/2022
-All new one inch dowel size lets you get closer to the baseboard
-Far better vacuum performance and MUCH easier to use compared to the OEM glide
-Easy to install!
Hard Surface Brush Glide option available!
If your Glide is a bit loose or tight, watch this video!
Slot Glides- The best choice for dirtier carpet that has debris in or on it and for cleaners who prefer some resistance or grab at the carpet to wand interface. Also, our Slots have recessed bridges so there are no lines left in the carpet when the glide is new. As the face of the Glide wears down the bridges can be recessed again with a knife, razor or Dremel tool. FYI, 80% of our Glide sales are Slots.
Hole Glides- The easiest to push and the best, cleaners with back pain, elbow, wrist, and shoulder issues and for those wanting the quickest dry times. Holes are also great for cleaning area rugs on location as the rug won’t lift up as you clean the edges and corners. Holes are the best choice for wool carpet and rugs. Dry soil removal prior to wet extraction is a must in most cases. The best choice for portable extractors too!
Hybrid Glides- Fits in between the two above, easier (some say much easier) to push than a Slot but dries slower than a Hole. Wands with large vacuum chambers such as Evolutions, SharpShooters, AW29s and the PMF “Machs” perform noticeably better with a Hybrid. Some debris can be extracted through the slot portion of the vacuum pattern, unlike our Hole pattern, but dry extraction is still recommended. This style leaves lines on some pile types and may need to be groomed after cleaning.