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Posted: 5/19/2008 5:42:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/5/2008 9:25:59 AM EST by pyro6988]
I need to get a pressure washer.

At Home Depot there are two model I was looking at. Both are $299, have Honda engines, and are 2600 PSI. One is made my Husky the other by Excell.

What do you guys think?

ETA:


Here is the link to the Husky

www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100615527&categoryID=502376#specs

Here is a link to the Excell. For some reason I can't find it at Home Depot's site.

www.amazon.com/Excell-Powered-Pressure-Washer-XC2600/dp/B0014T9A7K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1211208807&sr=8-2


UPDATE


Thanks to GSAR426 for the suggestion.

After reading the manuals of the pressure washers, I went with the troy built.

The Husky gas pressure washer was impossible to find an online manual for.

The Excell manual stated after 2 minutes of running without the trigger depressed the pump could overheat.

The Troybuilt made the most sense. It had a thermal protection system. It would vent water through the bottom if the temp became to hot from the trigger not being depressed.

I drove the 50 miles to Lowes to pick it up.

I ended up using it for 3 hours removing paint from siding. It worked perfectly and I am very happy with it. In fact, I am looking forward to using it more.
Link Posted: 5/19/2008 5:47:05 AM EST
Everyone knows that the ARFCOM pressure washer of choice is at Wal-Mart..
Link Posted: 5/19/2008 5:47:06 AM EST
I hear they're free at Walmart......
Link Posted: 5/19/2008 5:47:30 AM EST
get the one with the better pump, got links to the two pressure washers?
Link Posted: 5/19/2008 5:51:37 AM EST
whatever fits under the cart so you can walk out the door with it for free.

Thats how i make my selections.

I also steal baby's lollipops out of there mouths.
Link Posted: 5/19/2008 5:56:42 AM EST
Yes I remember all about the Walmart pressure washer thread.

No I am not getting on from Walmart.
Link Posted: 5/19/2008 6:52:59 AM EST
Get the Excell. I don't think any of the vertical shaft pumps have adjustable pressure like the horizontals do.
Link Posted: 5/19/2008 6:56:44 AM EST
I knew I'd be beat, but....Wal-Mart has them for free!
Link Posted: 5/19/2008 10:09:55 AM EST
"Husky" is just a brand that Home Depot slaps on some of its tools - Usually Chinese-made.

Excell used to make a wide range of models, but have recently dropped all but the entry-level stuff. The black-label Honda GC-series engines aren't nearly as rugged as the older, traditional red-label GX series - lots of plastic (including a plastic camshaft, IIRC).

As previously mentioned, the quality of the pump is a major factor - The cheaper models use an axial-cam ("wobble plate") design - usually made of aluminum and designed to be replaced as an entire unit - that typically doesn't last for more than a few dozen hours. Some of the better models substitute brass, and may have individually-replaceable parts - good for several hundred hours. The top-quality models use a crankshaft-driven piston or plunger ("triplex") pump - completely rebuildable, and good for thousands of hours of operation.
Link Posted: 5/19/2008 11:20:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/19/2008 11:27:55 AM EST
Just bought the Husky 2600psi 2 weeks ago and have been spraying the hell out of everything. It's the 3rd machine I've owned and by far the best.
Link Posted: 5/22/2008 6:08:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By GSAR426:
Buy from me


I would really consider it but the nearest Lowes is 50 miles one away.
Link Posted: 5/27/2008 6:55:38 AM EST
bump for some more opinions
Link Posted: 5/27/2008 7:00:25 AM EST
Have you checked craigslist and any classified papers in the area? You could probably get a really good used one for the same price as a new one. If you really want new, also check out Northern Tool.
Link Posted: 5/30/2008 11:52:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By Going_Commando:
Have you checked craigslist and any classified papers in the area? You could probably get a really good used one for the same price as a new one. If you really want new, also check out Northern Tool.


Yup. None.

Link Posted: 5/30/2008 11:59:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/30/2008 11:59:46 AM EST by krpind]
I sold a 5.5 hp pressure washer to my one of my best friends today.

I sold it to him at my cost.

$637.50

A $299.00 pressure washer is a $299 pressure washer. you get what you pay for. Neither one of them are worth damn. However if you are going to use it like you would use a lawn mower. You will be fine.

Flip a coin.

[I've been doing this for 16 years and sold over $20,000 worth of pressure washers today.]
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:26:51 AM EST
bump for final update
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