Updated 15 Feb 2018

Briggs & Stratton

Home Series Electric 1880 BWS018

Snapshot: Does this affordable 'blaster clean up?

Home Series Electric 1880 BWS018
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$169

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Test results

Overall score
67
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Manoeuvring
?/10
Vibration
?/10

Good points

  • OK cleaning performance.

But

  • Short handle makes it a little awkward to wheel the unit about.
  • Some vibration is felt through the handle.
  • An awkward safety catch must be released everytime you initiate cleaning.
  • No patio cleaner.

How we test

Overall score is based on:

Performance (60%)
Assesses concrete-cleaning performance 1 metre above ground and away from the waterblaster.

Ease of use (40%)
Assesses manoeuvring, vibration, trigger comfort and ease of cleaning with the blaster.
Penalties apply for connection issues between lance and attachments.

Noise is measured 1 metre above ground and 1 metre away from the waterblaster.

Price is based on a February 2018 survey.

Note: We changed our test method so these results replace last year's assessment. The Nilfisk Compact Series Waterblaster C120.7-6 PCAD was tested under a different assessment method in 2017. The performance score has been adjusted.

Key data

Model

Type
Mains-electric
Avg price
$169

Specifications

Fastest cleaning speed (m²/min)
0.39
Noise (dBA)
84
Water use claimed by manufacturer (L/min)
6.6
Pressure (Bar/Psi)
Not stated
Hose length (m)
6.2
Lance length (cm)
80
Weight (includes hose and lance) (kg)
6.7

Features

Wheels
Nozzle list
Fixed, fixed (rotary action)
Fan nozzle
×
Rotary nozzle
Detergent bottle
On-board tool storage
Telescopic/folding carry handle
×
Patio-cleaner head
×

More Info

Availability
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