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Harbor freight pressure washer?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by dspilot, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Feb 8, 2020 at 7:56 AM
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    dspilot

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    Toyotoholic

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    In my experience, harbor freight is good for quick, temporary, inexpensive fixes.

    Something like a pressure washer I can't imagine lasting very long, but that's why it's $79 bucks.
    Anything I have purchased from there was to use on a job and then discard after use.

    Harbor "single use only" freight.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2020 at 8:12 AM
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    TRDFerguson

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    I wouldn't do it. I've been really happy with my Sun Joe. There are some "used" ones for around $105, but $205 is a really good price for this model.
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  4. Feb 8, 2020 at 8:20 AM
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    DRP82

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    If you are looking to use a foam cannon with a pressure washer, you are going to want at least 2.0 GPM and close to it. If you can get close to 2.0 GPM and change out the orifice to give you better results
     
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  5. Feb 8, 2020 at 8:28 AM
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    Had too many electric pressure washers burn up. Gas only for me.

    and I disagree about harbor freight being a throw away tool store. Used to be of that mentality but some of their products are quite stout. Impact sockets, for example, are a really solid buy.
     
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  6. Feb 8, 2020 at 8:29 AM
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    Jengel451

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    I have one for dirtbike post ride cleanup. So far it's been fine for that, not a lot of pressure. I've also used it to clean up greasy 70 year old tractors.

    I got the extended warranty on it because I know it won't last. Most electric washers are short term.
     
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  7. Feb 8, 2020 at 8:41 AM
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    fisherman951

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    I have a sunjoe from homedepot got it for less then 90 bucks and works good
     
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  8. Feb 8, 2020 at 8:52 AM
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    Check out @War Machine and his vehicle detailing threads.
     
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  10. Feb 9, 2020 at 11:13 AM
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    I bought on a few months ago. Used it to wash the car and truck a couple times, haven't had any issues. Not sure how long it'll last, but I've been hunting for a Honda powered gas PW the last few months to rebuild anyway. The HF one doesn't have a quick fitting for an aftermarket foam cannon, and the little one that comes with it doesn't hold much. But I don't really have any complaints.
     
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  11. Feb 9, 2020 at 1:07 PM
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    I’m using the harbor freight one no issues plenty of pressure works great over a year now use it in the house siding the side walk the truck you name it. Think I got mine on sale for $65 .
     
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  12. Feb 11, 2020 at 6:20 AM
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    If you go with the Harbor Freight unit, be sure to go to their website and sign up for coupons. That'll get you an extra 20% off of the price.
     
  13. Feb 11, 2020 at 6:50 AM
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    I had a electric pressure washer and was more like a glorified hose. your better to save and by a gasoline power washer it will last along time and you will be able to clean anything.
     
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    Check out the sunjoe pressure washers, they are pretty good for the price, no electric washer will match the power of a gas powered one, but if you check the psi that is on the higher end you should be fine
     
  15. Feb 15, 2020 at 5:20 AM
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    I have this little electric Ryobi from Home Depot. It was under $100 and works great for car washing, foam cannon and even cleaning the driveway. I have a gas pressure washer also but find myself using this one most of the time because it is so easy to move around and plenty of pressure for most jobs.

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  17. Feb 15, 2020 at 6:43 AM
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    I got an HB many years ago, was on sale for $25, guess what that was 15 yrs ago and it still works, well the protection circuit (box w/ on-off switch) so I just cut it out and added another cord, woohoo!

    It's rather strong, will knock off grime and mold growth on a metal travel trailer in 30 mins (32'). Luck all....
     
  18. Feb 15, 2020 at 6:54 AM
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    20% off good until 04/16/2020
    Free light good until 06/30/2020
     
  19. Feb 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM
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    Had mine 3 years now, still works like a charm. For the price I didn't expect more than 1 year out of it, but I'm pleasantly surprised.

    I use it on my House, my Harley, Travel Trailer, and Trucks. The soap dispenser is a nice feature too, just rinse after use so it doesn't get gummed up.
     

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