Updated 15 Feb 2018

Stihl

RE 109

Snapshot: Can this mid-range electric 'blaster sort out your outdoor areas?

RE 109
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$495

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Test results

Overall score
75
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Manoeuvring
?/10
Vibration
?/10

Good points

  • Good cleaning performance.

But

  • No patio cleaner (but one can be purchased as optional extra).
  • Very heavy unit.

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
$495

Specifications

Fastest cleaning speed (m²/min)
0.52
Noise (dBA)
78
Water use claimed by manufacturer (L/min)
6.3
Pressure (Bar/Psi)
110/1595
Hose length (m)
7.1
Lance length (cm)
82
Weight (includes hose and lance) (kg)
17.1

Features

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

More Info

Availability
Stihl shops