Updated 15 Feb 2018

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HPW100-G

Snapshot: Can the cheapest waterblaster on test deliver good cleaning performance?

HPW100-G
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$69

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Test results

Overall score
58
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Manoeuvring
?/10
Vibration
?/10

Good points

  • Cheap.

But

  • Just OK cleaning performance.
  • Unit has no wheels.
  • The lance is a little short.
  • No patio cleaner.
  • No rotary nozzle.

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
$69

Specifications

Fastest cleaning speed (m²/min)
0.24
Noise (dBA)
79
Water use claimed by manufacturer (L/min)
5.5
Pressure (Bar/Psi)
70/1020
Hose length (m)
5.2
Lance length (cm)
75
Weight (includes hose and lance) (kg)
5.2

Features

Wheels
×
Nozzle list
Variable fan and detergent
Fan nozzle
Rotary nozzle
×
Detergent bottle
On-board tool storage
Telescopic/folding carry handle
×
Patio-cleaner head
×

More Info

Availability
Bunnings