Howdy all. I'm not sure if I came to the right place, if not please
feel free to send me off in the right direction. What my question is
pertains to pressure washers. I've been think of buying one and do some
side work on the weekends. The budget is in the $500 dollar range and
been looking at some Honda's at Northern Tool. Knowing nothing on the
subject I thought it would be wise to first research the matter before
buying something I may not be satisfied with so if anyone has
experience with pressure washers, the makes and models to buy or stay
away from would be deeply appreciated or if one knows of a group that
can be more informative I like to know of it's whereabouts... thanks
Do just what you're doing. Ask questions. Ask owners. Decide what you
want, then just shop price.
I am a fan of higher quality engines. I have had Hondas, and they last
pretty good. Getting the upgraded wand and tips is a good idea, too, as
when you buy the package you usually get a better price than buying an add
If you are going to use this to make money, look at it differently than if
you are buying one to do your siding and driveway every couple of months.
Buy a heavier one that will last long, and not take a crap on you in the
middle of the job, costing you money. One that will last longer and run all
day long every day is worth the higher initial investment. Plus, every once
in a while, it can make the difference if you get that bigger job by having
the bigger unit. And having a bigger unit means that it doesn't have to run
as hard when doing the average jobs, like a regular one does. Translation:
Sorry I can't offer any specific suggestions, but in general I like
Honda equipment. I would also suggest not undervaluing the volume
specification (gallons per unit of time) It is not just a matter of the
pressure. Cheaper units tend to build up their pressure specification at
the expense of the volume.
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