Updated 20 Jan 2017

Ryobi

RPW140SC

Snapshot: Retailing for less than $200, the RPW140SC is the cheapest waterblaster in our roundup. But can it keep up with the rest?

RPW140SC
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$198

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Test results

Overall score
83
Performance
?/10
Patio cleaner
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Manoeuvring
?/10
Vibration
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent cleaning performance.
  • Lance is a great length for a variety of cleaning tasks.
  • Includes rotary and adjustable fan nozzles.
  • Includes patio brush.
  • Relatively easy to manoeuvre.

But

  • Could lose a little weight but easy enough to move on wheels.
  • Loose hinge mechanism between patio cleaner attachment means the head drags and keeeps tilting when pushed forward or pulled backwards, exposing the rotating spray arm and spraying the user with water. Need to use side-to-side movement to avoid this.
  • The hose isn't particularly long (5.2m).
  • Noisy.
  • Fair amount of gun/lance vibration.

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
$198

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
84
Water use (L/min)
6.7
Pressure (Bar/Psi)
140/2031
Hose length (m)
5.2
Lance length (cm)
120
Weight (kg)
9.6

Features

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

More Info

Availability
Bunnings only.