Updated 20 Jan 2017

Briggs & Stratton

BWS020

Snapshot: At just over $200, the Briggs & Stratton BWS020 is one of the cheapest waterblasters tested. But have Briggs cut corners on performance?

BWS020
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$219

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Test results

Overall score
85
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Manoeuvring
?/10
Vibration
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent cleaning performance.
  • Lightweight unit that's easy to wheel around.
  • Relatively long hose (6m).
  • Not much lance/gun vibration.
  • Includes rotary and adjustable fan nozzles.

But

  • No patio brush.
  • Short lance means you have to bend down often when cleaning.
  • Trigger is a little hard to pull and tiring to operate, while the spring-operated safety switch takes effort to move sideways to release trigger switch.
  • Noisy.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Performance (60%)
Ease of use (40%)

Ease of use assesses manoeuvring, vibration, trigger comfort and ease of cleaning with the blaster.

Key data

Model

Type
Mains-electric
Avg price
$219

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
85
Water use (L/min)
7.5
Pressure (Bar/Psi)
140/2030
Hose length (m)
6.2
Lance length (cm)
80
Weight (kg)
7.8

Features

Wheels
Variable-pressure jet nozzle
Fan nozzle
Adustable
Rotary nozzle
Detergent bottle
On-board tool storage
Telescopic/folding carry handle
×
Patio-cleaner head
×

More Info

Availability
Specialist stores including mower stores.