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Electric Power Washer Recommendations

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Devious6, May 15, 2020.

  1. May 15, 2020 at 12:41 PM
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    Devious6

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    I'm thinking of buying an electric power washer to use, primarily, for my truck. I already have a gas powered one that I use for big jobs but it's too large to keep in the garage - stays down in our barn garage until I need it. I also don't want to spend a bunch of dollars just for a limited use tool.

    Anyone found anything decent for under $150?
     
  2. May 15, 2020 at 4:53 PM
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    Most of the electrics are $150 and lower. The Karcher 1700 is supposed to be a decent one and I believe has standard fittings so if you've got a much better hose and gun with your other setup it can transfer over without any adapters. This isn't the case with the cheaper electrics or even other Karchers that you'll need adapters for. Bringing this up because most of these units have awful hoses and guns. Highly recommend a longer hose and better gun like a comercial one from MTM. Believe Greenworks is another brand with standard fittings on the PW outlet.
     
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    I've had two different electric pressure washers, and both shit the bed on me. First one was a ryobi and the second one harbor freight (that one's less surprising). I broke down and bought a gas one and it's so much better. This isn't the input you're looking for but thought I would weigh in. Personally I wouldn't bother with one, based on my experience.
     
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  6. May 18, 2020 at 2:22 PM
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    i do appreciate the feedback. I have a gas powered one that I use for larger jobs and actually have an old Stihl electric that my father-in-law bought years ago. It worked well for smaller jobs but it won't build up pressure past about 650psi and loses pressure totally at random intervals - I'm sure it's just worn out. So, I did order a relatively inexpensive Greenworks and an upgraded foam cannon. At worst, I'm out $85 for the pressure washer and I'll use the gas system.
     
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