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    Is this washer any good
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...%2Bwashers.htm

    If not, what do I need to be looking out for! (Can't be too expensive)

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    My Karcher has just died a death after years of loyal service.
    My only compaint with it was the hose length, but the one ur looking at has a 6M hose so that would be much better.
    Loads of accesories available for karcher and unlike some of the cheaper machines about, they can be repaired.
    Mine however is totalled (pump), and not worth repairing.

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    Paul if you've got an Aldi (or maybe Lidl) near to you then go and check them out, they have pressure washers branded under the Lavor title, but in fact they are Karchers in disguise, so you pay for the quality of the machine and not the brand.

    I don't know if £100 is within your budget, but i know B&Q are doing the K3.91 for that money, bought one myself, comes with the vario lance and the dirtblaster.

    otherwise have a look on ebay for new and class 'A' ones, bargains to be had....i was just impatient.

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    MLC, I have one very similar, I'm guessing the older model. It's about 2 years old now, never given much bother, though the end of the lance comes off the odd time (and goes off like a missile). Considering the use and abuse it's had, I'm not too fussed. I think mine was £40 from Makro.

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    I paid £29 for one from B&Q two years ago. It did what I wanted it too. It dies this year - siezed - but so what it was less than £30. Very similar pressure if not the same as that one you have linked too
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLC View Post
    Is this washer any good
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...%2Bwashers.htm

    If not, what do I need to be looking out for! (Can't be too expensive)
    Depends how long at any given time you intend to use it. If you want it to last a while with heavy use get one with an induction motor as opposed to a direct drive motor. Also the higher the flow rate (not pressure as no more than 1000 psi should be used on paint work) the better the rinsing/flushing. You may think lower flow rates save water but you will be rinsing longer and using the same amount of water

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    got that exact one mate... had it about 8 months and no complaints as yet loads of accsessorys as well

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    If you fancy a ride up north, check out a chap on Darlington market. He sells ex argos ones, you know - someone buys it, uses it once and returns under 14 day moneyback guarantee - free hire type thing. You an get a really good model for £100. I've got a basic karcher thats years old now but still gives good service.

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    just been and bought that exact same one from argos

    its brill

    very powerfull and the built in detergent tank is good, just fill with snowfoam from AB and away u go :d

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    Thanks guys. I'll check out Lidl first and have a look.

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