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?
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.
Karcher seems to be having quite a big sale if these prices are to be
Would I be better off with one of them for under £70 rather than a Ferm?
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
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