Can someone recommend a (high value?) power washer for _occasional_ home
It doesn't have to be the cheapest, the most durable, or the most powerful.
I'm looking for good value and eliminating the need to rent or borrow one a
couple times a year.
I bought a Husky 1750 PSI electric power washer from Home Depot
while they were on sale for $149.00 this past spring. I've used it
extensively for washing siding, cleaning out the cracks in my driveway,
washing vehicles, blasting old paint off of a brick wall, and removing oil
stains from the garage floor.
This is the first power washer I've owned, so I have nothing to compare it
but I love it so far. It's a quiet machine and powerful enough for every
job I've used it on. Just my $.02.
How much does renting one cost?
How much effort does owning a $200 one?
Compare. it might be cheaper to just rent one.
(or share the cost with a neighbor).
My town has a "tool library" that lets you BORROW tools.
You're not going to build an addition with it (you get a saw
for 2 days) but it's GREAT when you very occasionally need something.
my tax dollars at work - which pay for a couple guys to man the lending
room and do the minor fixes.
It was great when I needed a couple ladders (I own just one) to use when
I was painting a high room. And I really didn't want to spend $300 for
a long extension ladder when I needed it for 1 day in 2 years to run
some wiring under my eaves.
I donated some lesser used tools that I inherited, glad that someone
is using them.
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