There are a wide range of pressure washers. Not all are created equal.
I would classify them into four groups.
1. Light weights: That is what most electrics are and the B&D is no
exception. They can handle a lot of cleaning projects and are convenient
and cheap. They will take more time to do most jobs and will not be able to
do the tough jobs.
2. Mid weight: These will include a lot of what you see, mid to upper
electrics and most gasoline powered units. They are bigger, less convent,
but a lot faster and can handle some of the tougher jobs, but may be slow at
3. Heavy weight: These should handle almost any job you come across. They
will do it faster as well.
4. Professional: The name says it. They are big heavy and will do the job
I have a light - mid weight. It may take me an hour to do a job that a
mid weight would take 20 minutes. The pro models might take six or seven
minutes. It has less PSI but at least equally important it has a less
volume (gallons per minute)
Most consumer models stress the maximum pressure (PSI) at the expense of
the volume. To do a job you need both. A good machine with 1600 PSI will
good volume will be far better and take far less time than a machine will
say 1800 PSI and less volume
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