Ferm pressure washers

Anyone had any experience with the Ferm pressure washers that Screwfix offer? There's a 140, 100 and 100 bar model. The lowest power one comes with a car cleaning kit and it 80, which seems reasonable. All I want it for is 90% washing the car and 10% cleaning the patio and driveway. Am I likely to be disappointed? Do Ferm make good washers?
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al wrote:

In my experience, pressure washers are poor tools for cleaning cars. They will take the worst of the mud off but won't touch the traffic film without expensive custom detergents. A chamois and a bucket are the best (and cheapest) tools for the job.
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I still find it useful for washing cars. Firstly, use it to wet the car. Then clean with bucket of hot soapy water and sponge. Finally rinse with pressure washer.
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I got the 50 quid performance power one from B&Q. Does the job. Excellent on the patio. It is obviously not quite as good as a friend's Karcher, but that cost four times as much.
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Karcher seems to be having quite a big sale if these prices are to be believed:
http://karchershop.co.uk/karchershop/index.htm
Would I be better off with one of them for under 70 rather than a Ferm?
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al wrote:

IIRC, Karcher do a nozzle called something like a dirtblaster. Inside it has a rotatin part which give the jet more of a scouring action and is very good on patios. the only other brand that has something similar I know of is Bosch, which are also very good. Nozzles, hozes & tools are not interchangeable between brands and bodged adaptors are not that practical due to the high working pressure.
I'd buy the Karcher over a Ferm. Worth checking the warranty. A Ferm saw I have offers 3 years which is pretty good for a budget brand. Don't know what karcher offer.
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That will make it awkward for car cleaning.
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